Miscarriage is defined as the loss of a pregnancy, up to twenty-four weeks. Miscarriage can often feel like an unrecognised loss. This is because you have experienced a genuine loss on the inside, yet it is not possible for others to see anything on the outside. Depression following miscarriage is a real condition and not one that you need to feel you are alone with.
Miscarriage can come as a terrible shock with unbearable emotional and physical symptoms. There is a difference between an early miscarriage (experienced within the first twelve weeks), and a late miscarriage (between weeks twelve and twenty-four). However, at whatever stage you lose your baby, there is still a grieving process that needs to be experienced. This often involves the natural stages of grief such a shock, numbness, denial and anger.
At Harmony’s private counselling room you can talk through some of the above feelings. Sometimes it can help to give a name to your baby, even though they have not been born. However, some women just simply want to move on from their experience. Sometimes it can help to write a letter to your baby or to create a memory box/tribute. These are all activities that can take place within the counselling room should you wish. The choice is entirely yours and I can accompany and support you every step of the way.
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