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Coping with Miscarriage

Posted on October 19, 2018

Coping with Miscarriage

Many of us know someone near and dear who has suffered a miscarriage or a loss of a baby. Our hearts break for them and we can pray that it will never happen to them again. We can offer support and positive thoughts to help them cope with the loss since miscarriage can be emotional and difficult to deal with. Approximately 15% of all pregnancies result in miscarriage and even though these are high numbers, we still can feel very alone. Actually, you should know that you are not alone.

Many women who find out they are pregnant for the first time may want to celebrate and share the news with everyone. They may already start planning the colors of the baby’s room and pick out the baby’s first outfit. However, the first trimester is a very crucial time. That’s why many cultures don’t reveal they are pregnant until the end of the first trimester to make sure their chance of miscarriage has decreased.

If a miscarriage happens, it takes time to heal mentally and physically. One’s view on pregnancy can also change or they may think their body let them down. There are women who experience miscarriage multiple times. It’s hard for women who suffer a miscarriage to be free from anxiety and worry with a new pregnancy. We can understand their concern and their desire to have a successful and healthy pregnancy. Experiencing a loss of a baby can make you realize how deeply you want to be a parent.

Acknowledging the loss of the baby is a very important part of healing from a miscarriage. Reaching out to friends, family or finding a support system to talk about what happened can help you cope with the emotions, including anxiety and fear. Cry, talk about it and take the time you need to process what you went through so that you can properly heal. Your body and mind may need a few weeks or months to recover from a miscarriage.

The good news is, pregnancy after miscarriage is very possible. Many women find themselves getting pregnant successfully afterward.  In fact, a baby born after a miscarriage is referred to as a rainbow baby.

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