A miscarriage can be the most trying time in a womanís life Ė both physically and emotionally. The range of emotions that a woman may go through in the immediate aftermath of a pregnancy loss can be devastating and scar her for her whole life. It is therefore important to take good care of yourself if you have suffered a miscarriage. Spouses and partners need also be caring and understanding of her pain to help her through this very traumatic phase of life.

Physically, in the event of a miscarriage, a woman may experience vaginal bleeding similar to a menstrual period that may last up to a week after a miscarriage. Normal periods usually resume in 3 Ė 6 weeks. But the emotional aftermath may be harder to deal with. Some Women may experience a rollercoaster of emotions ranging from feeling numb and in disbelief to guilt, sadness, depression, and anger. Sometimes, such deep emotional experiences can trigger a range of physical symptoms as well Ė like fatigue, insomnia, loss of appetite, and frequent bouts of crying. There are also stark hormonal changes occurring in the body that can add to this emotional upheaval.

It is important in such a situation to be able to reach out to those who are closest to you. Friends, family, your spouse are all there to comfort you and help you through this time. It is important to remember that both you and your partner have experienced the loss and you may have different ways of grieving and dealing with the loss. Being sensitive to each otherís pain and respecting each otherís emotional needs can go a long way in helping both of you through this trying emotional time.

Donít hesitate to consult your medical professional. Trust your doctor and gynaecologist and explore the potion of counselling to deal with the pain. But the most important thing is to not blame yourself for the loss.


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