29th August 2014
Since we started trying to get pregnant 18 months ago, my partner and I have been through two miscarriages. The first was pretty early. I was only 8 weeks. It was hard, but then we got pregnant again pretty quickly. When I miscarried again at 14 weeks, it was devastating. We’d waited until I was 12 weeks before sharing our happy news with our friends and family, only to have to tell them a few weeks later that I’d lost the baby. That was 6 months ago and my partner is keen to try again, but I’m terrified. Our doctor says there doesn’t seem to be any problems with our fertility. But I honestly don’t know how I’ll cope if I lose another baby. What should I do?
Written by our mental health expert, Dr. Karen Kranz, Registered Psychologist. I am so sorry for the loss of your two pregnancies. I understand you feel devastated by what has happened and terrified to try to and conceive again. You are not alone. Fifteen to twenty percent of pregnancies end in miscarriage. The emotional pain […]