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Miscarriage is a trauma, it’s not a medical condition that can be sorted with a prescription and some bed rest. It’s emotional and physical, and while the physical traumas are often very quick to subside, the emotions can last a lifetime.
Here’s some ideas of how to cope when it all gets too much.
What you can do immediately:
- Just breathe
- There is nothing wrong with crying
- Call your partner or friend or a family member and just talk
- Ground yourself when you feel overwhelmed:
What can you see?
What can you feel?
What can you smell?
What can you taste?
- Meditate (I have found that the calm app’s free features are very helpful, you don’t have to subscribe)
- Touch something comforting such as worry beads
- Write down what you feel
- Listen to music
- Try to picture yourself somewhere peaceful, try to use as much detail as possible and this should distract and calm you.
- Research. (I find just researching sites about miscarriage and gathering information can be therapeutic, it helps the feeling of isolation to fade)
- Visit some of the pages on our helpful links section, either via our blog or on our home page
- Order a Bereavement Kit from March of Dimes
Coping longer term.
- Support groups
- Keep a blog
- Create a memorial for you baby
- Mark significant anniversaries
- Have a memorial service
- You can comment your story to us and we will publish it on our blog
- Get involved with charity, e.g, the mariposa trust, miscarriage association or March of Dimes.
Surviving Miscarriage Together