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I Have Mental Trauma from Suffering Miscarriages: Can You Help?

I Have Mental Trauma from Suffering Miscarriages: Can You Help?

If you’re seeking help after recurrent pregnancy loss, picking the right provider is key. Fortunately, our experts have connections to get you the needed assistance. 

Our team of reproductive specialists at University Reproductive Associates helps women who have suffered recurrent pregnancy loss find solutions for any medical issues as well as nurture their mental, emotional, and psychological health. 

Mental trauma after miscarriage 

A single miscarriage is devastating enough. If you’ve experienced more than one over the years, you might be struggling to cope. 

The grief and trauma associated with miscarriage affect everyone differently. Whether the baby was close to term doesn’t matter to most mothers-to-be, and it can be challenging to move on. Some mothers decide to step away or consider other forms of family planning, while others become more determined to conceive. 

Recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) is defined as three or more miscarriages within 20 weeks following the last menstrual period. Repeated miscarriages often indicate a medical problem, and it may need to be addressed before you can carry a baby to term. 

It’s recommended that you consult a fertility specialist. However, your ability to conceive should take a backseat to your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. 

Healing from recurrent pregnancy loss

It’s common for relationships between spouses and in-laws to become strained following recurrent pregnancy loss. Many women feel personally responsible for the losses, feel blamed by members of the family, or fear that their male partners might leave them. 

A successful pregnancy might help you triumph over your physical fertility problems, but it won’t address the trauma you’ve already gone through. Miscarriages are tragedies on their own, but they can also reveal cracks in your self-confidence and relationships. You need to address these to build a better foundation for your family. 

Mental trauma from RPL often doesn’t resolve once you conceive again or even after you have a healthy baby. One study revealed that nearly 50% of women who experience miscarriages were at increased risk of postnatal depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.  

Healing from pregnancy loss takes time, empathy, and understanding. Unfortunately, many women keep this pain to themselves. Sharing details with family can feel like passing a burden, and they can unintentionally hurt you if they don’t completely grasp your situation and feelings. 

You can pursue therapy and counseling during family planning. That said, it’s common for women to take time off and heal before trying again. Once you’re ready, you can begin treatment to increase your fertility and reduce the chances of another miscarriage. 

At University Reproductive Associates, we provide genetic testing, medication, and even surgical solutions to resolve fertility issues and help you conceive and safely carry your pregnancy to term. We can also assist you in managing your thoughts and feelings around your miscarriages.

Get the help you need by calling the URA location closest to you or request an appointment online



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