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After having a miscarriage for an unplanned pregnancy, my husband and I have decided we want one more baby. Thing is I go from yes to no back to yes! So I would love to hear all the good things about a 3rd child please.

Posted anonymously, 20th May 2020

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  • It’s much easier to go from two to three than it was to go from one to two. And it expands the love in your family. It adds another playmate, so if any two kids are annoyed at each other, they have another option.

  • Interesting reading the answers as Part if me wants a 3rd and at the moment hubby doesn’t :)

  • This is really only something that you and your husband can answer. To me, the more children, the more to love. If you were happy to find out you were pregnant in the first place then you know you really want another one. All the best no matter what you decide

  • My opinion it was not hard to manage as you already got experience.

  • It’s interesting to read the different stories and opinions.

  • We went for our third child because I felt incomplete. Our older two at the time were 12 and 9, which made it so much easier as there were old enough to look after themselves and were also a really big help around the house.
    Once I had my third, we felt satisfied and a complete family

  • They would have more love to share when they’re older! You won’t regret it

  • Having children is a blessing so if you try for that third child good luck! I have 2 and have had a miscarriage but don’t think I could put myself through it again. Knowing already that you have the feeling of wanting another child, even if you did change your mind, makes me think you aren’t finished. All the best!

  • my 3rd child was a whoops baby but I wouldn’t be without him and right from the time I found out I was ecstatic,now the father that’s a different story but I loved the child and got rid of the father when I was 4 months pregnant best decisions ever ????????

  • You will never regret the children you have, only the ones you don’t.

  • I just have 1 at this stage and not where you are at at the moment.

  • We’d love another, we currently have 2, if your still undecided maybe wait

  • After one boy and girl each I had un planned pregnancy which ended in a miscarriage, so me and my husband decided for a third child and blessed with a baby girl last year. I find it is, easier for me to take care of her because of my previous experience, I already know how, to manage my time around my family. And my kids just love their baby sister. I feel babies bring only joy in our lives we just have to see the positive sides.

  • I had 2 boys then went for a 3rd. After a few early disappointing losses, we went on to have a girl. Our family feels complete (it would have been complete even with a 3rd boy). Both my hubby and I were one of 3. I always wanted 3 (he wanted 2) but we are both happy and content. Also my boys adore their little sister and she balances them both out.

  • I had 2 boys before miscarrying a third unplanned pregnancy. This pregnancy and subsequent loss left me wanting… so we decided to try again for a third. When she arrived it was pure bliss and I could never imagine life without her but the 3rd one is the straw that breaks the camels back.
    Having 3 means that inevitably, 2 will always gang up on the 3rd and anywhere you go , a family ticket us 2 adults and 2 kids so the third us and extra. It also meant a change in vehicle so that we could all fit in. Despite the downside, I would never change anything!!

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