Not having a child to take home from the hospital and care for can be extremely isolating. The identity of being called a Father is important and even more so is how we are treated as the Father. Walk with us as we talk about the struggle of being called Father to a baby that is no longer living.
Have you been given the impression that because yourmiscarriagewas early that you should be moving on already? Sometimes we experience intense emotional anxiety or depression weeks, even months after a miscarriage? The pressures to get over your loss can come in many forms and it can our already tough situation seem worse. We have (3) helpful tips for combating this “Get over it” notion that will allow you to embrace your grief head-on.
In this article, I (Toni) am going to share with you my 2nd miscarriage which was at 9 weeks. We will talk about the misconceptions of miscarriage and I will share (2 Take-Aways) that may help you if you are or have experienced a miscarriage.
Have you heard the saying that a miscarriage is, "Just like a heavy period?" Well, this may be true for some but this was not the case for me. Today we (Toni and Geoff) are starting our first blog in our new series, "Miscarriage Misconceptions." The first misconception is that "Miscarriage Is Like A Heavy Period." I (Toni) will be sharing my experience with my first of two early miscarriages, I will be going into detail about both the physical as well as the emotional aspects of losing our babies. I will also share the first of three important helpful things that were personally learned along the journey. It is my hope that talking about our experience will help you and others just like us that have experienced the heart-wrenching loss that comes from miscarriage.
Today we will introduce you to 4 common miscarriage misconceptions that can be confusing to anyone. My husband (Geoff) and I (Toni) come at this conversation from a deeply personal perspective with having two miscarriages ourselves. There is a lot to cover and share. Over the next 4 weeks we are going to talk about each of the misconceptions and why they are not necessarily true for all women or an out right lie. We will also address how miscarriage effects women both physically and emotionally. We invite you to comment and share your thoughts with us at any point in the series. Please know that you are not alone, you are loved, your babies will always be cherished.