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Old June 10th, 2007, 19:56
Calypso Calypso is offline
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Default Miscarriage is a loss too

So many doctors today seem to view a miscarriage (sometimes called a spontaneous abortion) as a strictly medical event. They make sure it wasn't an ectopic pregnancy and that the womb has emptied itself of all "products of conception," then they put the woman on a light painkiller and send her home.

What they don't seem to realize is that the woman has just experienced the death of her unborn child and that it's normal for her to deeply grieve that loss if she needs to. Statements such as, "It's okay, you can always have another baby," don't help.

I wanted to start this thread so that women who have had miscarriages would feel comfortable sharing their grief and getting support here. I've never miscarried, but I have friends who have, and they all found the grief and the subsequent lack of support devastating.
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