Emotional Recovery After Miscarriage

Allowing yourself time for emotional recovery after miscarriage is necessary. It is essential for those around you to understand that it is not so easy just to spring back and carry on. You will be going through such a mixture of emotions and feelings after your miscarriage.

Acknowledge Your Feelings and Thoughts

How you are feeling and thinking is important to acknowledge. It can be so easy to fall into a place of negativity and depression after losing your precious baby. Some days it can be difficult for us to understand how the world around us can keep on going. Seeing people laughing and joking and not being able to join in. Not knowing what to say to others because they couldn’t possibly understand.

If you had an early miscarriage, keeping your miscarriage secret in order to avoid others talking to you about it when they don’t understand how you are feeling.

Many women feel withdrawing and hiding their feelings from others. Being able to acknowledge your feelings is a crucial part of emotional recovery after miscarriage.

Sharing Your Feelings With Women Who Understand

Know that there are so many other women who have been through miscarriages and that they understand you and how you feel. Come and talk with others who understand you. It really helps to feel supported and held by others when you are going through a time of sadness and grief.

I am here to help you to feel empowered again so that you can carry on with your life positively. So that you can still achieve all of those dreams you have planned.

Typical Emotions After a Miscarriage

Know that it is ok to feel a rollercoaster of emotions after finding out that you have miscarried:

  • Shock
  • Depression
  • Loneliness
  • Emptiness
  • Sadness
  • Grief
  • Escapism (alcohol, food)
  • Anger
  • Guilt
  • Blame
  • Low Self-esteem
  • Jealousy

How do I cope with my emotions after miscarriage?

Know that there are so many other women who have been through miscarriages and that they understand you and how you feel. Come and talk with others who understand you. It really helps to feel supported and held by others when you are going through a time of sadness and grief.

I am here to help you to feel empowered again so that you can carry on with your life positively. So that you can still achieve all of those dreams you have planned.

Grieve For and Memorialise Your Baby

A miscarriage is the passing of a life that was alive inside of you. Even if others couldn’t see a visible bump, you know you were carrying your baby.

This is a time to do what is right for you.

It really helps to memorialise your baby. Many women feel like hiding their emotions and running away from everything and then later regret that they didn’t take the time to say a proper goodbye to their angel baby.

Give your angel baby a name. Keep a record of what their date of birth would have been or the date you gave birth to them. Create something of meaning to remember your angel baby with and keep it somewhere where you will see it, perhaps in your house or in your garden.

Hold a personal and private memorial ceremony for your angel baby.

Some women like to have jewellery to remember their angel baby with. A necklace or a bracelet. Perhaps even a tattoo.

Going through a memorial ceremony gives you and your partner, perhaps even other close ones, the opportunity and place to say a proper goodbye. Going through this process of saying goodbye, to grieve openly and express how we feel can really help us through our grief and to be able to take the next step forward in our lives.

Join a Support Group

Being part of a group of other mothers who understand you can really help you through this difficult and sad time in your life. Come and join Healing for Miscarriage, a private Facebook group and safe haven for mothers who have miscarried.

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