Tuesday, October 21, 2008
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There's a piece of you that's just waiting for the worst to happen. If you've experienced recurrent miscarriage, these feelings are magnified even to a greater degree. Here's an article about the ups and downs of trying again:
Pregnancy After Miscarriage
The Ups and Downs of
By Roxanne Williams Snopek
From the article:
Pregnancy is an emotional experience for many reasons, but when a woman has experienced miscarriage, these emotions can be overwhelmingly difficult. Instead of joy and hope, there is fear, guilt, sadness and, for many women, isolation. In spite of the fact that an estimated one in four pregnancies ends in miscarriage, it is not talked about openly. Mel Angel of Hastings, England understands this, but feels that communicating her feelings to supportive friends was very helpful. A mother of three sons, she lost a fourth son at 19 weeks gestation. When she became pregnant again 10 weeks later, she had a flood of mixed feelings. "I found it very hard at first to talk about my impending baby," she says. "That in some way I was being disrespectful to the one I lost, for conceiving again so soon." In spite of her worries, she announced this pregnancy as soon as she was certain. "If the same thing happens again, then the more people that know, the more help we'll get." Mel was fortunate to have friends who understood what she was going through, but even with a good network of support, some women cannot find their way through the maze of loss without professional guidance.
Dr. Cindy Wahler is a clinical psychologist in Toronto who sees several cases each year relating to infertility and pregnancy loss. "There is a definite gender split in the grieving process," she says. "Both men and women experience extensive grief over the loss, but women establish a more intimate bond
Monday, October 20, 2008
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