Dealing with anxiety and struggles that comes after a miscarriage

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When they get pregnant again, instead of being overwhelmed with excitement, these women are overcome with fear, stress, and worry.

When they get pregnant again, instead of being overwhelmed with excitement, these women are overcome with fear, stress, and worry.

Miscarriage is one of the most common types of pregnancy loss; in fact, a study said that 10 to 25 percent of clinically recognised pregnancy end in miscarriage, as per the Parent Herald.

Miscarriage is also one of the most traumatic experiences a woman could experience in her lifetime, and it doesn’t come as a surprise that women who had miscarried is forever changed.

On the occasion that they do get pregnant again, instead of being overwhelmed with excitement, these mums are overridden with feelings of fear, stress, and worry.

The study also said that one in five pregnant women have experienced sleepless nights worrying for their unborn child.

In a Metro article, mother Lucy Howard who has had four miscarriages, shared the many frustrations and fears she encountered with her latest pregnancy.

“Every night I have dreamt of losing the baby,” she said. “And I have woken terrified, hugging my belly, believing that the dream was reality.

“Even now I am filled with anxiety. I cannot believe that we may soon meet our second child, a child that we thought we would never get to meet.”

Hers is a commonplace concern for mothers who have had similar experiences: the excitement that goes with the news of pregnancy is dampened by the fear that their unborn child will not make it to term.

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