After going through the devastation of a pregnancy loss, it’s understandable that soon-to-be-parents would be particularly over-the-moon to announce a new pregnancy. Many people refer to the pregnancy after experiencing a miscarriage, stillbirth or infancy death as a “rainbow baby,” symbolizing the hope and excitement parents feel after a pregnancy loss.
A mom writes in asking for advice about telling her husband that she is pregnant. This mom-to-be is wondering if the community has any thoughts on ways (presumably fun and interesting ways that go beyond simply stating the fact) for her to tell her husband that they are expecting a baby. Below, the community weighs in with some thoughts and suggestions.
A mom writes in asking for advice about getting pregnant after a miscarriage. She says she suffered a miscarriage “about a week ago” when she was about 8 or 9 weeks along. She is wondering if it is possible to get pregnant again now, about a week after the miscarriage. She says she was told to wait to get pregnant again, but she wants to hear from the community of moms about how soon after a miscarriage you can get pregnant and whether anyone has been through a similar experience.
A mom writes in asking for advice about getting pregnant after tubal ligation. This mom says she had her tubes tied 17 years ago after her youngest was born. Recently, though, she realized her period was two weeks late, and after taking multiple pregnancy tests, she learned she is, in fact, now pregnant again. She turns to the community and asks if this has happened to any other moms who’ve had their tubes tied and whether anyone has any advice for her.