finding hope

after miscarriage

how is miscarriage or pregnancy loss affecting you?

You have recently experienced a miscarriage or pregnancy loss, and the emotional impact is more devastating than you thought. You are likely experiencing a grief reaction, possibly thinking that the loss is your fault, feeling guilty about something you may have said or done, or not understanding why this happened. Significant depression, or anxiety, may start taking over your mind and body, or perhaps you are just angry at everyone, including even your higher power. The unexpected loss of a fetus at any point during your pregnancy can be shocking and difficult to manage.

what you are feeling is normal:

Every emotion and thought that you are experiencing right now is a normal reaction to an abnormal situation. You have experienced a profound loss and it is really difficult to get through it. It may take time for your body to recover, both physically and emotionally, from your pregnancy loss. If your loss occurred before 20 weeks, you experienced a miscarriage, also called a spontaneous abortion. After 20 weeks, you may have had a late miscarriage, or a fetal loss. You might have even experienced a stillbirth, when the loss of your baby occurred before or during your delivery. The devastating shock and change in your expectations have stopped you in your tracks, and it's difficult to get yourself together again.

Your grief reaction:

Because of your painful loss, your body and mind are going through the grief process. Grief is not a momentary emotion, but rather a course that your mind and body go through while processing what the loss means to you. Denial, sadness, guilt, and depression are just some of the typical emotions you may experience. While it is important to grieve your loss intentionally instead of denying it or pushing it away, it is also important to know that you can and will recover.

Do any of these pregnancy loss symptoms describe you?
  • You are experiencing a roller coaster of emotions including disbelief, anger, sadness, or depression

  • You especially feel guilty and angry at yourself

  • You may feel numb and/or detached

  • Difficulty concentrating or focusing

  • Loss of appetite

  • Sleeping too much or too little

  • Increased crying spells

  • Your mood is irritated or angry

  • Your body aches, or feels numb, or is sore

  • You experience headaches

  • Your relationships are suffering

  • You start questioning your faith, or are angry at God/your spiritual being

  • You are either clingy and cannot be alone, or isolate yourself and don’t talk to anyone

A woman’s experience of grieving after a miscarriage or pregnancy loss is unique from other losses in part because of the hormones flowing through her before during and after the loss, and because of how the loss affects a woman. Your hormones in your body are striving to return to normal, while you have deal with the emotional fall-out of the loss and the hormone craziness. Your partner may also be grieving, and while he/she experiences the grief over a miscarriage/pregnancy loss differently, some of the same symptoms may apply.

It is often difficult to find meaning in yourself or in your life again after a miscarriage or pregnancy loss. Our therapists are specially trained to help you understand your grief, assess your symptoms, and process your way through your loss. We help you to Find Hope After Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss.

Miscarriage and pregnancy loss facts:

You probably did not know much about miscarriages or pregnancy loss until it happened to you. Your experience with this type of loss may be life-altering and it is important to know the facts around what occurred to you:

  • Up to 20% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage, for women who know that they are pregnant. That’s 1 in every 5 pregnancies.

  • You are not alone – it is highly likely that a friend, colleague, or family member that you know well has experienced at least one miscarriage.

  • Pregnancy loss can happen to anyone.

  • Miscarriages are Not.Your.Fault.

  • The most common cause of miscarriages in the first trimester are due to chromosomal abnormalities.

  • Chances are that your next pregnancy will not end in a loss.

 

In addition to the actual miscarriage, you may be grieving the loss of the idea of motherhood or of having a “perfect” pregnancy. When your expectations for your pregnancy and future child are not met, the result is often guilt, confusion, and great unhappiness. Any type of loss also brings up prior losses in our lives, and the loss of a fetus can signify something very diverse to different people based on their prior experience (or lack of) with loss.

miscarriage and pregnancy loss treatment with catalyss counseling

Working through your grieving process is taxing both physically and mentally on yourself. Some days and times it may be bearable, and other times you may feel full of pain and lack hope. Our therapists will work with you to identify your most pressing symptoms and issues, and then wrap treatment around your loss. We listen and encourage you to tell your story, and we help you understand how your loss affects you as a woman and potential mother. We help you develop coping skills so that you can move through your days without despair, and will help you connect or reconnect to those important relationship supports in your life.

 

Catalyss Counseling specializes in the treatment of miscarriage and pregnancy loss. Our therapists assist you in understanding your loss in the context of your life, and will move you forward in finding meaning again. You will tap into your natural resiliency and we will help you empower change to Find Hope After Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss.

miscarriage and pregnancy loss treatment with catalyss counseling

Seeking support after experiencing miscarriage or pregnancy loss is hard. Online therapy, or telehealth, over a confidential video platform with a caring and understanding therapist may make it easier. Doing online counseling is convenient, can be less scary than going into an office to meet with a therapist you don't know face-to-face, and may meet your emotional needs during this difficult and grieving time. If it's difficult to leave the house, consider doing online therapy to help process your grief over your miscarriage or pregnancy loss.

begin miscarriage and pregnancy loss therapy in englewood, co

Maternal mental health treatment with Catalyss Counseling can help you Find Hope After Miscarriage. Our therapists specialize in grief and loss associated with pregnancy, and we know that therapy and lasting change takes time and commitment. If you’d like to talk to someone more about how we treat miscarriage and pregnancy loss, follow these simple steps: 

  1. Contact us today for a free 20-minute phone consultation,

  2. Or, you can book directly online with our maternal mental health specialists, Kristen Dammer, Jennifer Kubilus and Shannon Heers.

  3. Remember what it's like to feel joy again.

additional therapy services available at catalyss counseling

We know the devastating grief that accompanies miscarriage and pregnancy loss. But, we also know that you have may have additional needs, and that's why we want to make sure you know we are here for your counseling needs in the Denver area. We even can provide counseling for the entire state through online therapy in Colorado.  Our supportive therapists provide therapy for anxiety, depression counseling, therapy for grief and loss, stress management counseling and more. We also have specialists in trauma and PTSD, women's issues, postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety, and birth trauma. For therapists, we can also provide clinical supervision! We look forward to connecting with you to help support your journey today.

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