The journey to parenthood isn’t always easy or as straightforward as you may believe. Struggling with pregnancy loss can feel overwhelming and isolating, but you are not alone in this experience. According to the Mayo Clinic, 10-20% of pregnancies end in miscarriage. Here are some of our recommended resources for navigating pregnancy loss.
Find Your Support System
After a pregnancy loss, you and your partner may experience an array of emotions in addition to grieving. If you find yourself struggling, know that you’re not alone and your feelings are normal. Addressing loss is difficult, but you can take a step towards recovery by connecting with your support system. Open up to friends and family, reach out to a mental health professional, or explore online resources to provide you with the care you need.
In the moment, trying again to conceive may feel daunting, but it is important to stay optimistic. Though many women may experience pregnancy loss when trying to start their family, you may still be able to have a successful and full-term pregnancy. According to the American Pregnancy Association, 85% of women that have experienced one loss and 75% of women that have experienced two or three losses go on to have a successful pregnancy. Remember many couples experience miscarriage and loss, but continuing to take care of yourself mentally and physically can help to increase your chances for a successful conception.
For more information on how to increase your fertility, read our previous article here or hear real-life stories from Dominion Fertility patients that were able to have their rainbow baby.
Treatment Options Are Available
While loss and miscarriages are common, they can be a sign of a larger issue. Dominion Fertility’s Dr. Kay Waud defines recurrent pregnancy loss as women who have had two or more pregnancy losses. If you have had issues with carrying a pregnancy to full term, we recommend seeing a specialist for an individual evaluation. As we determine any underlying causes, our doctors will work with you on a customized treatment plan that’s right for you.
Speak to an Expert
While everyone’s path to parenthood looks different, we are here for you every step of the way. Please schedule a consultation if you have more questions or see our video resources for more information about commonly asked questions.