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Crisis Pregnancy Help

Miscarriage

Miscarriage, or the loss of a baby before 24 weeks, can be frightening and isolating and cause feelings of guilt and powerlessness. The experience is different for everyone; some women might not have even known they were pregnant until the miscarriage and whilst they are sad, it may not feel like a major event for them. For others, the pregnancy might have been long-planned and difficult, with numerous interventions.

Whilst every experience is different, and there is no right or wrong way to react, those who experience a miscarriage often do feel deep sadness. The Miscarriage Association advises that grieving for a miscarriage can feel different, as the person is grieving for the loss of a future, and hopes and dreams. Those who experience the pain of a stillbirth also experience this type of grief, but those whose pregnancy has miscarried may feel judged for feeling this way as their pregnancy was still in its relatively early stages. Feelings of guilt, inadequacy and even anger following a miscarriage are common, both for women and for men. There can also be a great sense of powerlessness, especially if they were aware that the miscarriage was happening and yet could do nothing to stop it.

Therapists at CPCP are trained with a therapeutic specialism in working with this type of pregnancy loss. They are here to provide a caring and compassionate service, helping the parent or parents to come to terms with their loss, psychologically and emotionally. This type of support after miscarriage can also help to prevent emotions and thoughts caused by the miscarriage having a negative impact, either on a conscious or subconscious level, on existing or future relationships or pregnancies.

If you or your partner have suffered a miscarriage and would like to talk to someone about how you are feeling, you can contact CPCP using the contact details that appear on this website. Other sources of information and support are also provided by the charities Tommy’s and The Miscarriage Association.

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