If you have been through a miscarriage, you know how hard it can be. And you’re not alone. In fact, almost one in five women have had miscarriages.
Still, as devastating and scary as the experience of miscarrying can be, the emotional impact is often swept under the carpet. The trauma is so serious that even women who go on to have a healthy child after a miscarriage are at a higher risk for postpartum depression.
The loss of a much wanted, hoped for and dreamed for child is a particularly complicated grief. Just going through infertility treatment alone can create a sense of “reproductive loss” prior to conception. Lack of social support can make depressive symptoms after a miscarriage even worse. Which is why it’s so important to find social support in a safe environment. With support, you can move forward to weave the loss into the fabric of your life and continue toward fulfilling your expectations. There’s no magic cure, but proper information, guidance from a qualified professional, and the support of a warm social circle of people who’ve been through a similar experience can go a long way to starting the healing process.
For more information regarding IRMS New Jersey’s Miscarriage Support Group or any of our other Support Groups and Services please Click Here or contact our staff psychologist and director, Claudia Pascale, Ph.D. at 973-322-5356 CPascale@sbivf.com