Every miscarriage or pregnancy loss is unique and there is no right or wrong way to feel.
The loss of a baby during pregnancy can be frightening, sad and lonely. Feelings of grief, anger, and shock are not unusual.
You may be surprised to know how many women in your family, at work, and in your support network have experienced pregnancy loss. Sadly, miscarriage is extremely common, perhaps as many as one in four of all pregnancies end in pregnancy loss. It is particularly hard to be trying a long time for a pregnancy, find exultantly that you are pregnant and then have it all go away. Our society often does not acknowledge miscarriages very seriously, but for a couple, it can be devastating. Many women who have had miscarriages remember and mourn each year on the date when that loss occurred.
This section has been advised by UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative.
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