Grieving an invisible loss
Miscarriage is a relatively common event (15%-20% of known pregnancies end in miscarriage), but this loss is so personal it is rarely discussed. Many women choose to keep their sadness to themselves.
This loss may be private, but it can also be significant. While you could not yet hold your baby, this tiny presence had already become an important part of your life. You had hopes and dreams of the life you and this little one would share. Your relationship with your baby had already begun and it is a relationship you have now lost.
In addition, miscarriage can bring about other changes in your life. Relationship issues may emerge between the couple as each person deals with their feelings in different ways. You may have feelings of guilt and anxiety. This experience could impact the desire for pregnancy in the future.
If you have suffered a miscarriage and are struggling with your difficult feelings, please know that with support healing is possible after grieving this personal loss. Contact me today for a free 20 minute phone consultation.