Miscarriage - Home Treatment
Coping with a miscarriage
It is normal to go
through a grieving process after a miscarriage, regardless of the length of
your pregnancy. Guilt, anxiety, and sadness are common and normal reactions
after a miscarriage. It is also normal to want to know why a miscarriage has
happened. In most cases a miscarriage is a natural event that could not have
To help you and your family cope with your loss,
consider meeting with a support group, reading about the experiences of other
mothers, and talking to friends or a counselor or member of the clergy. For
more information, see the topic
Grief and Grieving.
Your local bookstore
or library may have books on coping with miscarriage. Also, your doctor will be
able to address your questions and concerns about the miscarriage.
The intensity and duration of the grief varies from woman to woman. But
most women find that they can return to the daily demands of life in a fairly
short time. The loss and the hormonal swings that result from a miscarriage can
cause symptoms of depression, such as feeling sad and hopeless and losing interest in daily activities. It is important to call your doctor if you
symptoms of depression that last for more than a
couple of weeks.
A healthy, full-term pregnancy is possible for most
women who have had a miscarriage. This is true even after repeated miscarriages.
If you want to become pregnant again, check with your doctor or nurse-midwife.
Most health professionals recommend waiting until you have had at least one
normal menstrual period before trying to become pregnant after a