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    How long after a losing a baby from SIDS should one wait before trying to fall pregnant again?

    We lost our little girl Holly to SIDS 6 months ago and are desperate to start a family again. How long should we wait?
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  • Women's Health Queensland Wide provides free health information for Queensland women. View Profile

    Many parents are very frightened about having another baby after one of their children has died. There is an incredible feeling of vulnerability. There is a realisation that parents are not able to control everything about their lives and the lives of their children. No matter what the cause of the death, any situation that is a reminder of the cause of death evokes special anxiety.It is important for you to know that:You and your partner are the only people who know what is right for you…so have the confidence to believe in your feelings.There is absolutely no right or wrong decision, only what is right for you. However, no matter what your decision is, there will be times of doubt, hesitation, fear and joy. If you are both keen to start another baby, there is no reason not to.Vivienne Women’s Health EducatorHealth Information Line, Women’s Health Queensland WideWomen living in Queensland can also call our Health Information Line - a free information and referral service for Queensland women - on 3839 9988 or 1800 017 676 (toll free outside Brisbane).Please note that all health information provided by Women’s Health Queensland Wide is subject to this disclaimer

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