A miscarriage is not an isolated event but rather a physical and emotional process to be taken one step at a time; our practitioners are here to help you every step of the way with support, guidance, and appropriate medical treatment.
What is a miscarriage?
A miscarriage is a loss of a pregnancy before the baby is able to live outside of the uterus. When a loss occurs later in pregnancy, it is considered a preterm delivery. Most of the time the specific cause of a miscarriage can go unknown, and usually there is little that can be done to stop a miscarriage.
Treatment for miscarriage
Our practitioners will help determine the best course of treatment for a miscarriage taking into consideration the type of miscarriage, your gestational age, symptoms, and emotional health. Depending on these factors, treatment for a miscarriage can range from medications to surgery. Your practitioner will also discuss follow up care based on your situation.
How to cope
Miscarriage can trigger a wide range of emotions for you and your partner. A period of grieving is completely normal and it takes time to heal. It’s important to give yourself emotional space to experience these feelings. Throughout the process, we are here to answer any questions you may have. We can also refer you to a counselor when needed. If you are experiencing prolonged sadness or signs of depression, you should not ignore these symptoms – we are here to help you.
You can search for specific topics related to miscarriage at uptodate.com, or consider visiting the Share website dedicated to pregnancy and infant loss support at www.nationalshare.org