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My wife has had 2 miscarriages. How can she treat her depression?

My wife has had 2 miscarriages. How can she treat her depression?

See below: I'm sorry about your wife's and your experiences. Find a provider who specializes in perinatal loss. Miscarriage is a loss and should be grieved. ...Read more

Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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Can depression cause a miscarriage?

Can depression cause a miscarriage?

Not directly: Depression alone would not directly cause a miscarriage. But there may be some overlapping pathophysiology such as platelet clumping that could interfere. Your ob-gyn may be able to tell you more about your own situation, if you discuss it with him or her. ...Read more

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Is depression common after suffering a miscarriage?

Is depression common after suffering a miscarriage?

Yes --it's a loss: Depression is common after suffering a miscarriage. Miscarriage is a loss and whenever we suffer losses, we usually need time to grief and process the events. I would recommend talking to your doctor and asking for a referral for someone who specializes in helping woman after miscarriage. ...Read more

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What is the best way to deal with depression due to miscarriage?

What is the best way to deal with depression due to miscarriage?

Depression: Counseling , medications evaluation, social support system, life style changes. ...Read more

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I had a miscarriage in May. Ever since I've had extreme fatigue, pain, nausea, migraines, and mild depression. As well as long cycles. is this normal?

I had a miscarriage in May. Ever since I've had extreme fatigue, pain, nausea, migraines, and mild depression. As well as long cycles. is this normal?

No: mOther than the mild depression (if it is because of the loss of the pregnancy) - those symptoms are not common, especially so long (5 months) after the miscarriage. (the heavy cycles can be normal, but best to see your doctor and have a sonogram and make sure nothing unusual with the lining of your uterus). The emotional stress of the loss may well contribute to the fatigue, migraines and other ...Read more

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My bhcg on 16dpo was 177,today on 18dpo was 163.does that mean im miscarrying or could it be ectopic or theres still hope? Am so depressed

My bhcg on 16dpo was 177,today on 18dpo was 163.does that mean im miscarrying or could it be ectopic or theres still hope? Am so depressed

Not normal: It is clear that the pregnancy is not normal with a falling BhCG. There wold still be the question as to if this is an ectopic pregnancy. Follow up with you doctor. If the BhCG does not go away completely you may require intervention. ...Read more

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I am so depressed that I am not conceiving after my first miscarriage? Me and my husband is also connected with gynecological dr ... Plz help me

I am so depressed that I am not conceiving after my first miscarriage? Me and my husband is also connected with gynecological dr ... Plz help me

Lots depression tx: Depression sx respond to: exercise/ behavioral activation, sleep hygiene, mindfulness activities, increased social support, lowered relationship conflicts, increased spiritual connections, developing meaningful purpose in life. Professional psychotherapy and meds are particularly effective. Talk to a licensed therapists specializing in infertility, fetal loss ; depression along with your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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I want a baby. How can I get pregnant? Very depressed since miscarriage and now I really want to be pregnant again this has been going on for a yr

I want a baby. How can I get pregnant? Very depressed since miscarriage and now I really want to be pregnant again this has been going on for a yr

Where to start: I probably would see a gynecologist just for a check up and to discuss your miscarriage and desire for pregnancy. There may be a simple solution. You can also use ovulation prediction kits to help time intercourse. ...Read more

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Had 4 terminations over 7 yrs span. My husband and I just had a miscarriage will we be able to conceive a healthy baby soon? Feeling very depressed.

Perhaps: So much depends on the specifics of your situation - only an OBGYN who does a full exam on you can come close and even that may not be 100%. Rather than accept depression over it, be evaluated and seek counseling for the grief/depression. It's sad but you and your husband may be able to work together to find ways to enrich your life. Best! ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

A miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a fetus before the 20th week of pregnancy. (Pregnancy losses after the 20th week are called preterm deliveries.) A miscarriage may also be called a "spontaneous abortion." This refers to naturally occurring events, not medical ...Read more