Losing a child through miscarriage can be a devastating experience.
The effects of grief can be overwhelming and can affect every area of your life.
Many women are engulfed by many differing emotions that seem hard to bear.
Sometimes these feelings are very strong when you first lose your baby, but they can recur many months or even years later.
Because you and your circumstances are unique you may feel:
- Devoid of emotion, numb or empty
- That you are to blame in some way
- Depressed or deeply sad and disappointed
- Angry or anxious
- Confused, lost, unable to cope with everyday life
- A huge sense of loss
The important thing is to be patient with yourself. Allow yourself to recover from the physical and emotional effects of what you have been through. Remember that each person recovers at their own pace.
Sometimes feelings can take a while to emerge; this is natural. In fact, you may have lost your baby years ago.
You may be wondering if it would help to talk to someone but you may not be sure who would understand.
At Talk It Over, our trained support workers can help you understand what you are going through. We can provide space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings, to talk about losing your child and how this loss has affected you and your family, and to make sense of the way you are feeling.
At Talk It Over, you will find a safe place where you can talk to a trained miscarriage support worker. We have time to listen, we understand and we care about you.
We offer you ‘The Journey’. This is a sensitive one-to-one miscarriage programme that supports you and equips you to deal with the emotions you may be experiencing, helping you to find the resources you need to relate to your experience more healthily.