1st November 2013
I had my first cycle of IVF and was thrilled that early tests said that I was pregnant. Unfortunately, later tests said that I was not. Now the doctors are saying that it was a chemical pregnancy. I’m feeling devastated about this. I really feel like I lost a baby. But I wonder if I have the right to grieve because it was only a chemical pregnancy and I wasn’t pregnant for very long. How do I cope with this?
Written by our mental health expert, Dr. Karen Kranz. When making sense of your most recent loss, and asking yourself if you have a right to grieve, it’s important to recognize that this loss is one of a series of losses that you’ve likely experienced during your journey to try to have a child. The […]