Miscarriage can be really difficult, especially when the pregnancy is something really meaningful to the mother.
Some experience miscarriage in the first few weeks of pregnancy while others experience it much later. A number of women also miscarried due to ectopic or molar pregnancy. It can be a really shocking first experience - or a recurring ordeal.
In any situations of miscarriage, the overwhelming and draining emotions can distract you from focusing on the right things to do. While it is okay to grieve, the right medical attention is needed to protect your wellbeing.
What is a miscarriage?
Some of you may had went through a miscarriage. A miscarriage is the loss of a pregnancy during the first 23 weeks.
Symptoms include vaginal bleeding, which may be accompanied by cramping and pain in your lower abdomen. If your pregnancy is at a later stage, you may be referred to a maternity ward.
Coping with miscarriage - how do I approach it?
Your emotions should not be left unchecked. Some may feel that miscarriage is heavier on them than other people who deal with the same circumstance. Know that it’s definitely personal and there is no right or wrong way to grieve.
Here are our recommendations on how to cope with miscarriage:
• Know that you are not alone. Do not feel isolated as miscarriage happens more often than people realize.
• Don’t blame yourself. Majority of miscarriage causes are not anything the mother has done.
• Don’t ever think that you are not normal. So many women experience miscarriage. At least 10 to 20% of pregnancies end in miscarriage.
• Stop listening to negativity or unsolicited advice. You are doing great just as you are and you deserve good support from a positive community.
• Know that it is okay to tend to your emotional needs. Cry once in a while and just give in when it gets heavy.
• Stop worrying what other people think. Everybody’s journey to pregnancy is unique (and difficult) in their own ways. Focus on your journey and don’t compare it to other people.
• Get professional help when you feel drained, or if you need any guidance to bounce back. Things will get better when you speak to an expert who understands your condition.
What LUMIROUS Fertility Counselor/Coach can help you?
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