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

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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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?

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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Is there a confidential site for miscarriage support?

Is there a confidential site for miscarriage support?

Don't bother: It is my experience that people do more harm than good if there is a significant problem. They're sure they can fix on their own, simply because they're numerous 'answers' out there. Feeling of privacy & staying in control + the extremely unfortunate status of health care that has led to physician's very often not listening to patients, replacing time with tests. Use web as resource of where to go. ...Read more

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How can I support a loved one who has had a miscarriage?

How can I support a loved one who has had a miscarriage?

Be there for her: Miscarriage , can be very stressful.See what she need and be there for her by word and action. ...Read more

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I don't know if it was a miscarriage or not?

I don't know if it was a miscarriage or not?

I assume: you mean you were pregnant and had an unexpected bleeding episode with abdominal cramping? If so head to your local emergency department for a pelvic ultrasound and quantitative serum pregnancy test as well as an exam. All the best. ...Read more

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Why can't you have an orgasm after a miscarriage?

Why can't you have an orgasm after a miscarriage?

No reason: You should be able to have an orgasm after miscarriage the same as you did before. If your orgasms have changed then it may be a sign of depression over the loss. Having intercourse may remind you subconsciously of the miscarriage. If this continues you may want to seek the help of a professional therapist. ...Read more

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I can't seem to get over my miscarriage. What do you recommend?

Maybe a therapist: I don't know how long it has been, or if you have tried seeing a counselor, but it may be a helpful step. It definitely takes a lot of time to heal after experiencing a loss. Sometimes a counselor can help you through the grieving process. There are specialists who deal specifically with miscarriage, who have expertise in this area. ...Read more

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I had a miscarriage almost a month ago, why haven't i seen my cycle for this month?

Nature: It can take 2 weeks to 6 months for the cycle to resume after a pregnancy, regardless of how the pregnancy ended. ...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