Common Reactions to Miscarriage

Common Reactions to Miscarriage

Common Reactions to Miscarriage

In the United States, it is estimated that 15% of known pregnancies end in miscarriage. Even so, you may feel alone and may carry your grief in silence.

After a miscarriage you may be feeling…

Anger. Sadness. Depression. These feelings are normal after a miscarriage, but you may also experience:

Confusion:

You may be questioning the cause of the miscarriage. You may also be wondering who, what, or whether to tell others. The painful grief of miscarriage is just as heartbreaking as the loss of a full-term baby. However, people often fail to reach out and give the same comfort and support or they may expect the mother to recover quickly and “try again,” and that can deepen your pain and confusion.

Jealousy:

The mere sight of a pregnant woman may cause feelings of envy. You may experience jealousy of close friends or family members who are expecting, even while simultaneously feeling genuine happiness for them.

Guilt:

It is typical to wonder if you did something to cause the miscarriage or if there are things you could’ve done differently while pregnant. Often, there is no explanation for miscarriage.

Failure:

As a mother and as a woman. You may experience negative feelings about your body “failing” to carry this child to term.

The painful grief of miscarriage is just as heartbreaking as the loss of a full-term baby.

ACPC Women’s Clinic is here to offer comfort, encouragement and practical help. If you would like to talk to someone about your miscarriage, please give us a call at 719.544.9312