Coping with A Miscarriage
When you lose your baby while you are pregnant, it is very normal to experience a variety of emotional fluctuations such as a shock, depression, and feeling guilty. The period after a miscarriage can be extremely painful and difficult, especially if this is your first loss or if you’ve started planning everything and believe you’ve taken all the steps right. If you told your relatives that you were pregnant, it’s probably normal to worry about how to deliver this bad news. Moreover, you may not like to hear the good wishes.
Here are a few things to keep in mind while passing through this challenging time:
- Admit that this is not your fault: Miscarriage and complications can shake everyone. Talk to your partner clearly how it affects you. Keep in mind that there is no right or wrong method to deal with pain. Accept your feelings as they are and don’t judge yourself and your husband.
- Give yourself time to feel good: Don’t put pressure on yourself to get over this distressed moment. Know that everything will change with time and you will feel better.
- Take time off from work: Even if you don’t have a physical problem, it will be good for you to get time off from your work. You will need to take some time off from your everyday layout and take a break to overcome your feelings.
- Do not expect that your husband will experience the same pain as you: If your partner doesn’t seem to be affected by your loss, try to understand that men and women experience pain in different ways. Women tend to express their feelings and expect support from outside, while men tend to deal with them by themselves, and they try to seem strong. You should not think that he does not care at all. You need to give each other the right to express your feelings in your own way.
- Do not isolate yourself from people around you: Talking about it may be painful in this process, but sharing your feelings and emotions with other people save you from loneliness. It will definitely be helpful to improve your recovery. You will also be surprised, when you hear that your colleagues, cousins, and neighbors around you have almost the same stories like yours.
- Ask for help: A professional help that will make it easier for you to overcome the difficult process that you are experiencing, and that will help you to accept it, may change a lot.
Miscarriage in the First Trimester
A study by the University of Nottingham shows that embryos that grow less than normal in the early stages of pregnancy at more risk about miscarriage than embryos that grows normal. Scientists stated that they were confronted with small embryo size in some of the singleton pregnancies that resulted in a miscarriage. 500 singleton and twin embryos were examined for the first 3 months. Researchers in Nottingham examined the growth of 247 singleton embryos and 264 twin embryos from the mothers who were pregnant by in vitro fertilization. IVF method was preferred because it could reveal the exact age of embryos. The length of each embryo was measured by using ultrasound. All pregnant women were examined until the moment of birth.
Researchers emphasize that the possibility of miscarriage in the embryos that did not grow much more in the first 12 weeks of pregnancies is higher than other embryos. According to the study, 77.8% of the singleton pregnancies resulted in a miscarriage. Growth retardation was not detected in the 98.1% of healthy embryos. These findings are important in detecting pregnancies resulting in miscarriage. There are many reasons why some embryos do not grow in the early stages of pregnancy. It may occur because of an abnormality in the fetus or a problem in the uterus.