My heart is breaking for a friend and colleague and there are so many of you who have also lost recently. I want you to know I am thinking of you.
The first few weeks after experiencing a miscarriage can be overwhelming. Feelings of guilt, numbness, sadness and anger are surging through the body while you’re trying to make sense of what’s happened. It plagues our minds. It’s not an experience we ever anticipate, so when it hits we’re left scrambling through the feelings.
Miscarriage and perinatal grief are still not widely discussed and it’s a big passion of mine to increase the support and dialogue of loss so that if it happens to us, we’re not left in the dark about what to expect.
Often when we leave the hospital, after the most painful times of our lives, we’re not given much in terms of support. We’re sometimes told what to expect, but even then it’s left to more medical details, leaving out so many important mental-health issues.
Having undergone 12 losses myself, I have experienced a lot of different emotions and medical symptoms There are 5 in particular that someone may not expect after a loss, but that could potentially happen. And that worst thing is to be unexpectedly hit with them:
For more information and support, visit UnspokenGrief.com
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