Experiencing a miscarriage is probably the worst loss of an expecting woman. Losing a baby at any phase of pregnancy creates a complicated physical and mental situation for a mom. Some mothers deal with physical exhaustion and sleep deprivation. But no one can measure the psychological pain they feel inside except mothers who go through this.
What is a miscarriage?
Miscarriage or spontaneous abortion is the situation where a mother losses her fetus in the early pregnancy period. It happens due to a lower supply of hormones and nutrients that hinder the growth of the fetus. A fetus faces growth inefficiency due to several medical reasons, and, in maximum cases, these are some uncontrolled factors. It, on average, happens during the first-trimester or before the 20 weeks of pregnancy.
The Emotional Implications of a Miscarriage
A spontaneous abortion is one of the most painful experiences that any human has to undergo. The pain is unimaginable, and both genders do not feel the same way after a miscarriage. A woman’s physical and mental loss transforms her into deep sadness, shock, and she develops straight-up anxiety for future pregnancies. Sometimes, it takes too much time to recover, and it probably feels like you are the only person who has been dealing with this misfortune. Men also suffer from intense feelings of loss.
However, such feelings are completely normal. And the time taken by an individual to grieve their loss varies from person to person.
The reasons behind your miscarriage are uncontrollable because no mother would harm her child by her choice. Yet, guilt is the first natural reaction a woman carries after a spontaneous abortion. But it is an uncooperative emotion, which will not create any change but only make you depress and negatively affect your health. If self-blaming became your everyday phenomena, you need to take serious steps to get rid of guilt after your miscarriage.
Dealing with a Miscarriage
Statistically speaking, miscarriages are quite common. However, the frequency of miscarriage rates does not provide comfort during times of loss. The grief experienced from a miscarriage can be dealt with by various means and steps. Here are a few of them:
- Take Your Time To Grieve
- Coping Up As A Couple
Take Your Time to Grieve
No one knows the pain better than the one who has experienced a miscarriage. You may find your friends and family telling you to move on, and it will feel no one understands your emotion. You had a miscarriage, and you suffered a loss. Take time and seek professionals’ help if possible. It will be hard. You will feel healed one day while feeling terrible on the next. But take as much time as you require.
As you heal, a day will arrive when you realize that the ordeal you’re going through is real. You will understand that your emotions led you to a point where you need to figure out how to live with your loss. And yes, you might still be experiencing gut-wrenching emotions through your being. But it was the time that you understand what you’re dealing with and accepted your loss.
Coping Up As A Couple
All men and women respond differently to a miscarriage. While women are emotionally affected, men switch into problem-solving mode. They help their partners but feel helpless when they witness them crying. Often when the women break down about the baby, men don’t discuss the issue at all. Usually, it creates a vast miscommunication that women might interpret as a form of apathy on their partner’s part. Men have to understand that they need to cope up with the grief as a couple. Instead of solving their problems, men should open up and express their feelings with their partner.
A Second Chance
You should know that your miscarriage isn’t the end of the world. And it’s alright to wonder whether or not you should try again. Consult with a doctor about your physical and mental turmoil. Fears about whether or not you will be able to conceive again are common. Do not let them hinder you. Talk to specialists or your support network for advice. And don’t be scared to give yourself a second chance.
However, life goes on, and you have to move on for the hope of better days. Even if you are dealing with severe pain, do not let negativity influence you. People who have not dealt with these kinds of agony cannot understand your pain, and sometimes you get to hear hurtful things. That does not mean you will leave socializing or sharing your grief. Always surround yourself with people filled with positivity.