There are so many words of encouragement to all the mothers who have lost a baby but what about the fathers? Is it not half theirs too? What do they get, make sure you take up some of the chores and don't get too freaked out if she bursts into tears. Oh yeah, she may not want to have sex with you because it's a physical reminder to what she lost.
I had strange dreams right from day 1 post miscarriage. The first few dreams I attributed to the drugs they gave me in the hospital to ease the physical pain.
Two weeks past the event. I have accepted the reality of the miscarriage but I didn't think I'd still be dealing with the physical aspect of it. How can I go on to the next part of my grief and loss while I'm still suffering the bleeding and other side effects of it all.
What you are going through is so painful, and all your reactions, thoughts, and emotions are not crazy, but a natural part of the grief you are feeling over this terrible situation. You share much emotional common ground with other preemie parents whose babies are in critical condition.
We grow up thinking that babies aren't supposed to die. They're meant to outlive their parents and live in a future generation. Unfortunately, reality teaches us that this is not always the case.
Here is a list of ideas to help you as you create memories and say good-bye to your child.
His reaction to loss is quite different than my own. This does NOT mean that he cares less than I do, but instead indicates that his method in grieving is very distinctive of mine.
My best friend's baby died at 39 weeks gestation. What could I say? Could I share the pain? Was there anything I could do? I felt so helpless. Since then, I've experienced four pregnancy losses of my own. I hope these glimpses into loss will enable you to help your friend.
Two weeks after our long-awaited positive, we found it was an ectopic pregnancy. We were devastated. Now I want answers to why. Can I still get pregnant without treatment? Will it turn out to be normal? I feel hopeless and all alone. My family is more tuned in to my sister being pregnant and forgetting about my loss. I hope you can help! Read Debbie and Mara's reply.
The stress and emotions of miscarriage and grief can take its toll. Check out these practical tips and advice.