Miscarriages and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss: How to Cope

If you have suffered a miscarriage, or continue to struggle with recurrent pregnancy loss—you are not alone. Approximately 10-25 percent of all clinically recognized pregnancies end in miscarriage, most occurring during the first trimester. The most common reason for miscarriage in the first 12 weeks is a chromosomal abnormality, though maternal health problems, hormonal issues, infections, maternal age and maternal trauma are also risk factors.

Miscarriages are hard­—it doesn’t matter if you’ve been through one or a handful. They take a physical and mental toll on a woman’s well being. The most common physical symptoms of pregnancy loss include bleeding, cramping, passing clots of tissue and contractions. Unfortunately, these symptoms may last for weeks; which makes coping with the emotional aspects of miscarriage that much harder.

Helpful tips for coping with miscarriage

Learn how to cope with miscarriage and recurrent pregnancy loss with these tips:

  • Get informed –This is particularly important for women who’ve suffered recurrent miscarriages. Talk to your doctor, or see a skilled endocrinologist to find out why this keeps happening. Though the answers may sometimes be hard to hear, they will help provide a clear plan of action for moving forward.
  • Talk about it – We as a society don’t like to talk about miscarriages, but it’s important to set that aside and lean on your support network for emotional support. Your trusted friends and family want you to feel whole again.
  • Stay hopeful – It’s okay to take time to be angry, sad or even lonely after a miscarriage, but don’t lose hope. If having a baby is your goal, keep looking forward and plan your next steps. Sometimes, that means getting help from a fertility specialist.

The highly skilled endocrinologists at Reproductive Gynecology & Infertility are here to guide you past this trauma and help you have a baby. If you’re looking for experienced, individualized IVF in Columbus, Akron, Canton and Youngstown, call 866-537-2461 to schedule an initial fertility consultation. We care about you and want to help you grow your family.

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