Miscarriage can be a very distressing experience. Apart from the emotional upset, you have to cope with the physical trauma of the miscarriage. And you have to face the loss of all the pregnancy meant to you as your body returns to normal.
There is no right or wrong way to feel after miscarriage. While some women recover quickly, others take a long time. Some cope well at the time but find the pain of their loss hits them later. You have lost a baby, so you will probably feel sad and may need time to grieve. That pain will lessen in time, although the memory of your loss may stay with you always. It may help to talk about your feelings with your partner, family and friends. You may also find it helpful to talk to other women who have had miscarriages.
The Edinburgh Miscarriage Support Group is run by the Miscarriage Association. The group takes places on the second Wednesday of each month from 6.30-8.30pm. It offers an opportunity to chat with others who have experienced or are experiencing miscarriage. No referral is needed, you are welcome to come along to the Held In Our Hearts’ meeting room at Craiglockhart. For further information, contact Nicky on 0131 447 5038 or Lindsay on 07929 727 189.