Gwyneth Paltrow's Scary Miscarriage Changed Her Plans for Children

gwyneth paltrowGwyneth Paltrow dropped a bit of a bombshell over the weekend. She's talked about why she hasn't had a third baby before, but she's said it's because her kids are older now and, well, she's older now, too. She just turned 40 this year -- which is by no means "old," but it does put her into a risk category. But it turns out she actually did try for that third baby. And Paltrow suffered a traumatic miscarriage which she says was nearly fatal.

Gwyneth told the Daily Mail, "I had a really bad experience when I was pregnant with my third. It didn't work out and I nearly died." Good grief! Meanwhile, her kids are asking for a new baby sister or brother. What should she do?

"My children ask me to have a baby all the time," Gwyneth says. "And you never know, I could squeeze one more in. I am missing my third. I’m thinking about it." But it's not just Apple and Moses who want another baby. Gwyneth admits seeing Beyonce's "totally delish" baby Blue Ivy has made her baby hungry.

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Is it worth the risk, though? Some miscarriages are worse than others, and this one sounds like it was pretty awful. I can see how that would leave her feeling nervous about trying again. If she were childless she might keep trying. But with two kids she has a lot to be grateful for -- so it's that tricky question. Should you stop there, and be happy with the kids you have? Or should you risk it and try for maybe just one more?

That's a question only Paltrow and her family can answer. I think it's interesting that she admits she still thinks about it -- that the possibility is still on the table for her. She certainly wouldn't be the first mom to have a "last chance" baby before it's too late.

Would you try for another baby if you already had kids and had suffered a dangerous miscarriage?


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Courtnut Courtnut

I hemorrhaged 12 days after my daughters birth and stopped breathing and had to have paramedics revive me. I AM afraid of having another kid, but I plan on it even though I had many complications.

Nunya... Nunyabusiness

I had an ectopic pregnancy and had a tube removed. It didn't stop me from trying again and again again. I went on to have two more kids totaling to three, after four miscarriages.

teddy... teddysmama09

I think if I were in her situation, especailly with her financial assets, I would adopt. I don't think I could risk leaving my children without a mother, so I would opt for taking in a child that needed a mother and a family.

justa... justamom567

It's up to Gwyneth of course, but I think if I were in her shoes... I would maybe adopt.  I know it's hard though.  I had a pretty scary birth, and I still want to have another child.  

ltc9958 ltc9958

Am I the only person who didn't take her to mean that she literally almost died? To me it sounded like emotionally she almost died

Mary8S Mary8S

I agree with justamom... adoption would be a win-win, allowing her to have more children without risking her life and saving a child in need.  I love the idea of adoptions!

Courtney Cifuni

I had one of those scary miscarriages and I already have a daughter.  I want to give her a sibling but I'm terrified of the possibility of losing another.

Ameri... AmericanChild82

When my dh and I married we wanted to try right away for a baby. Little did we know that 2 months after we would have that positive test. On a sad note we lost that little one and within a couple of days I was sick. So sick in fact I was hospitalize because I had contracted an infection from the residual tissue. My OB had to do emergency surgery. It was horrible and scary so I can only imagine that she went through something similar.

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