Facing a miscarriage is devastating! You have been preparing for the birth of this child ever since you knew you were pregnant.
You feel this child growing inside you. It is part of you. You already have hopes that this child will have a good life, making you proud and happy.
The death of a fetus is no different than any other death. You grieve every loss in life.
You not only grieve the death of another human, but you also grieve when you lose any function of your body.
Going through a miscarriage can feel lonely. You are looking for answers. It is tempting to blame yourself or your husband.
You are afraid to share this news with others for fear of what they might say making you feel even worse. They say things that discount what you have experienced such as “you can try again soon.”
Many people do not know how to respond to couples after a miscarriage. Often because of their awkwardness, people say things that ignore the pain of the couple who just experienced the loss.
It is essential to take time to heal after a miscarriage. Not only does your body need to recover, so does your heart, mind and spirit. Continue reading