7 Ways to Deal with Having a Miscarriage ...

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Dealing with a miscarriage at any stage of a pregnancy is not easy.2

Becoming pregnant means huge emotional and physical changes, and the end of that pregnancy then leaves you facing disappointment, a sense of loss, and the worry that you will never be a parent.

Yet there is often a lack of recognition by medical staff and people around you of the impact of miscarriage.

So here are some tips on dealing with a miscarriage – they can also help if someone you know suffers one …

1. It is a Loss

The first point when dealing with a miscarriage is to remember that you have suffered a loss.

It may only have been weeks into the pregnancy, and you may not even have had your first scan yet.

But that baby will have been very real to you and already a part of your life.

So even if the pregnancy wasn’t that advanced, you’ve every right to feel a sense of loss.

2. Medical Advice

Miscarriages aren’t usually investigated until a woman has suffered a few.

It can still be useful to talk to your doctor, though – they can reassure you that you did nothing to cause the miscarriage.2

They can also advise you on anything you can do to help your health in subsequent pregnancies.

3. Take Time

It can be tempting to try to “replace” your lost baby straight away, but it is best to wait before trying to conceive again.

Your body needs time to recover (there is always a reason for a miscarriage), and you also need time to grieve for your lost child.

So don’t rush into another pregnancy;

wait until you are emotionally and physically ready.

4. Chances Are Good

When dealing with a miscarriage, it can help to be aware that your chances of a successful subsequent pregnancy are good.

Miscarriage is distressing, but it happens because for some reason the pregnancy isn’t viable.

The majority of women who suffer one go on to have a healthy child, so don’t assume that you’ll never have the child you long for.

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