Miscarriage

Experiencing a miscarriage can be very traumatic. Often, women will have feelings of anger, guilt and self-blame as they assume that the miscarriage is their fault in some way. Yet, having a miscarriage is actually quite common among the general population. While this fact is unlikely to ease any emotional pain, it may help to remove those negative thoughts.

A miscarriage can occur for different reasons. A blighted ovum is one type of miscarriage that often occurs before a woman even knows that she is pregnant. Molar pregnancies, chemical pregnancies and embryo toxic factor (ETF) are some other reasons for miscarriage to occur, while a threatened miscarriage refers to the increased possibility that a woman may have a miscarriage. A missed miscarriage occurs when a pregnancy is terminated but when the elements of the pregnancy are not immediately dispelled by the body. Signs of a miscarriage, like bleeding in pregnancy, can usually be detected during the first three months of pregnancy, and there are several types of treatment options available for each case.

Women who experience a pregnancy loss after the 20th week of their pregnancy are said to have had a stillbirth. Because this form of miscarriage occurs quite late in a pregnancy, it can be acutely upsetting to a mother. For women dealing with recurrent miscarriage, it is important to make an appointment with a fertility specialist, as multiple miscarriages are often a sign of a more serious problem.


Resources:
If you or someone you know has experienced pregnancy loss, www.miscarriagesupport.org.uk provides counselling following loss through miscarriage, pre-pregnancy counselling following loss and pregnancy counselling following miscarriage.

Check out our forum on pregnancy loss to connect with other women experiencing the same difficult time.

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netburn33
I have had 4 misscarriges in the past year im doing all different kinds of testing. Its a heartbreaking feeling very depressing at times. I still find myself crying at times. after the 4th loss I told my husband I didn't want to try for a baby anymore because it hurts to bad when I lose them. It hurts even more when everyone around me are getting pregnate. after this last loss I found out three of my cousins are pregnant and my friend is pregnate. I find it hard to go to baby showers it makes me feel a little jelouse when I see pictures of their ultra sounds or baby bellies or when the do the big gender revel because I didn't get to do that I didn't even get to tell anyone or celebrate my babies instead I got heartache and tears im happy for them I really am because I them all dearly it just hurts so bad. I don't know what else to do I try to keep my mind busy but it doesn't work after these losses I put on about 40lbs because all I want to do is eat the depression away . I just hope that the doctors can find something that will tell me why this keeps happening to us we really want children.
9 months ago