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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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Why do I keep having miscarriages?

Why do I keep having miscarriages?

Various disorders: Recurrent pregnancy loss is defined as 2 losses any time during a pregnancy. Factors can range from hormonal, anatomical, to hematologic clotting disorders. A majority of these factors can be corrected to have a successful pregnancy outcome. ...Read more

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What is the incidence of miscarriages?

What is the incidence of miscarriages?

12 %: Miscarriage happens in 1 in 8 pregnancies. The most common cause of miscarriages is chromosomal abnormalities like down's syndrome. There are many other causes including birth defects, infections, hormone problems or abnormalities of the mother's uterus. ...Read more

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PLEASE HELP? AM I MISCARRYING AT 5 WEEKS?

Need information: Need more information to give answer In addition, if this is a possibility, you should be seen by your DR for evaluation ...Read more

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Why have i miscarried my baby at 5 months ?

Why have i miscarried my baby  at 5 months ?

So very sorry,: I am so sorry for your loss, and wish i could give you an exact answer. Without knowing all of the details, i can only offer possibilities. That time frame is when something called an incompetent cervix can cause losses. It can be due to weakness of the cervix from weak collagen, or previous surgery on the cervix that left it weak. If the baby died, then your doctor had to induce labor, other cau. ...Read more

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Can you feel something if you've miscarried?

Can you feel something if you've miscarried?

Miscarriage: You may no longer feel "pregnant." when you pass tissue you may feel bleeding and you usually feel crampy abdominal pain as you pass tissue. ...Read more

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What are the causes of miscarriages in a woman?

What are the causes of miscarriages in a woman?

Chromosomes/ age #1: The most likely cause of first trimester miscarriages is chromosomal abnormality in the fetus. This is true for all ages but is a higher percentage as the woman's age increases over 35. This is usually a random chance event when the egg and sperm meet. Other causes are hormonal imbalance, infections, uterine abnormalities - fibroids, septum, scarring, and less often immune or clotting factors. ...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