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Doctor insights on: Miscarriage Grief And Loss

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Grief (Definition)

Grief is a normal reaction to a major loss, and is full of unhappiness and emotional pain. Events causing grief include the end of a significant personal relationship, the death of a loved one, or another traumatic life-changing event. Each person feels grief in his own way, but there are common stages to grieving. The process begins with recognizing a loss and continues over time until a person ...Read more


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How typical is it for a woman to feel no grief or anxiety after a miscarriage?

How typical is it for a woman to feel no grief or anxiety after a miscarriage?

Pretty common: Usually not feeling grief or anxiety after a miscarriage means that the woman is numb. It is always a loss even if it was an unplanned and unwanted pregnancy. If it was planned and wanted the intensity of feelings can be so unbearable that it seems there is no feeling. The best thing to do is get treatment, even if you don't think you need it. ...Read more

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I recently miscarried - how do I get over the grief?

Get thru not over: You don't get over the grief, you get through it in stages.First, it is important to know you didn't cause the miscarriage.Pregnancies end for many reasons you and your doctor can't control.This is a very personal loss that others often can't appreciate.A famous researcher defined the stages of the grief process(denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance). Give it time. I am sorry for your loss. ...Read more

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I am having a miscarriage, bleeding has slowed up but the loss is disgusting, smells so bad! ... ?

I am having a miscarriage, bleeding has slowed up but the loss is disgusting, smells so bad! ... ?

Call your OB: the odor is quite concerning. this might be a septic abortion (miscarriage) and you most likely need antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have mthfr 2 mutations, i had 3 miscarriages one 2nd trimeste loss chances of this causing them?

I have mthfr 2 mutations, i had 3 miscarriages one 2nd trimeste loss chances of this causing them?

MTHFR SNPs: Yes, methylation problems can definitely cause miscarriages and birth defects. Knowledge is powerful, though. Find a provider who understands how to evaluate and treat this. Have a look at www.mthfr.net there is a list of providers with extra training on MTHFR. ...Read more

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I had a miscarriage last year june, we had a dnc done, sine then i haven't orgasmed like I use to prior the loss.Please help, explain.

I had a miscarriage last year june, we had a dnc done, sine then i haven't orgasmed like I use to prior the loss.Please help, explain.

Lack of orgasm: I wonder if you went through some hormonal changes that causes your current issue. Unfortunately, i don't have any suggestions at this time, but chances are if you were to get pregnant again, it may "reset" your system. ...Read more

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I just had my 4th miscarriage at 16 weeks 3 others were 11 weeks, my husband just found out his family. Has cardiomyopathy can this be it for loss?

I just had my 4th miscarriage  at 16 weeks  3 others were 11 weeks, my husband just found out his family. Has cardiomyopathy can this be it  for loss?

Unlikely: Familial cardiomyopathy does not cause miscarriages. However, recurring pregnancy losses may have a genetic cause and should be evaluated, probably by chromosome testing for you and your husband. Cardiomyopathy can be caused by mutations of sarcomeric and other genes. ...Read more

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I have 2 mutations mthfr clotting, 3 miscarriages one 2nd tri loss what order reasons can there be for losses I have one healthy live daughter ?

Many: Issues that could involve recurrent miscarriages can be uterine problems, blood clotting disorders (mthfr are a less likely cause), endocrine, and genetic causes. A large portion of causes are unexplained. I would recommend that you discuss this with a reproductive endocrinologist to discuss all options. ...Read more

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2 weeks after miscarriage i loss my appetite and still very weak.What kind of vitamins should I take to bring back all the energy ?

Regular vitamin: You should take a regular prenatal vitamin that will have extra iron and folate (folic acid). Also, if you feel as though you are getting worse, then call your doctor. ...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


Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

Miscarriage is a "lay" term for early pregnancy loss usually prior to the second trimester. Physician's use the term "spontaneous abortion" to describe these events, but the word "abortion" in lay use has come to connote only an elective interrupted ...Read more