I’ve had a miscarriage

Losing a baby 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 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:

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    devoid of emotion, numb or empty

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    that you are to blame in some way

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    depressed or deeply sad and disappointed

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    angry or anxious

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    confused, lost, unable to cope with everyday life

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    a huge sense of loss

It is important 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; you may have lost your baby years ago and still be grieving.

At Talk It Over, you will find a safe place. We have time to listen, we understand and we care about you. We can provide space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings, to talk about losing your baby and how this loss has affected you and your family.

Some clients find they just need one or two sessions to share their story and speak openly about their feelings. Others may need more long term support, in which case we offer ‘My Journey’. This is a sensitive one-to-one grief recovery 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.

Useful websites

Miscarriage information

Memorial services for pregnancy, baby, child loss

Supporting parents following stillbirth or neonatal death

Baby loss support including memorial gifts

Miscarriage Leaflet