23 doctors weighed in:

Can infertility or pregnancy loss emotions be triggered years later?

23 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Opsahl
Fertility Medicine
10 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, variable

Infertility and pregnancy loss are emotional, stressful events in anyone's life.
I suspect that this is true for similarly emotional times in people's lives. I am not a psychiatrist but my experience suggests your suspicions are correct. We have great mental health professionals who can assist you dealing with these feelings. Hopefully, you had a successful outcome to balance the losses.

In brief: Yes, variable

Infertility and pregnancy loss are emotional, stressful events in anyone's life.
I suspect that this is true for similarly emotional times in people's lives. I am not a psychiatrist but my experience suggests your suspicions are correct. We have great mental health professionals who can assist you dealing with these feelings. Hopefully, you had a successful outcome to balance the losses.
Dr. Michael Opsahl
Dr. Michael Opsahl
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
8 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

How could any person who loves and is loved possibly not feel sad even years later for such a terrible disappointment? Perhaps both the event and the feelings will help move you to find some other way to serve young people -- there are kids in your community who need warmth and guidance.
Be strong, look for opportunities to love, and cherish who you are.

In brief: Yes

How could any person who loves and is loved possibly not feel sad even years later for such a terrible disappointment? Perhaps both the event and the feelings will help move you to find some other way to serve young people -- there are kids in your community who need warmth and guidance.
Be strong, look for opportunities to love, and cherish who you are.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Missid Ghanem
Clinical Psychology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Delayed grief...

Not uncommon at all.
.. Delayed grief refers to any reaction that occurs later than usual, as a delayed onset of symptoms.... The reaction to the loss is postponed until a later time, even years later, and might be triggered by a seemingly unrelated event, such as a recent divorce or the loss of a pet... Rule of thumb: there is no bad timing when it comes to the psyche needing to emote.

In brief: Delayed grief...

Not uncommon at all.
.. Delayed grief refers to any reaction that occurs later than usual, as a delayed onset of symptoms.... The reaction to the loss is postponed until a later time, even years later, and might be triggered by a seemingly unrelated event, such as a recent divorce or the loss of a pet... Rule of thumb: there is no bad timing when it comes to the psyche needing to emote.
Dr. Missid Ghanem
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Emotions/loss

Post-traumatic issues can reoccur years after the trauma.
Cognitive therapy can help.

In brief: Emotions/loss

Post-traumatic issues can reoccur years after the trauma.
Cognitive therapy can help.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Certainly.

In brief: Yes

Certainly.
Dr. Richard Levin
Dr. Richard Levin
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