Repost: Trying to be at Peace after Miscarriageby Ellen DuBois on 02/06/17
Ellen - I lost my baby at 11 weeks 4 days last Friday March 13, 2015. Every day since, my mind is filled with "what ifs" and I can't seem to calm down. What do you suggest I do to be at peace with nature's decision to take my baby from me? I want to try again but I worry our next child will be taken too, or I won't be able to get pregnant again. Please help.
I am so sorry for your loss. I wish there were some easy answer to what you're going through. I can tell you I felt very much like you're feeling now after I miscarried. What I learned over time is that all the what ifs and could have beens didn't change anything. I had to grieve the loss of my baby and that meant allowing myself to feel. I'd venture to say you're going through the same thing.
I know grief is different for all of us. We grieve in our own way and time. I think what's most important is allowing yourself to do so. Give yourself the time and space you need to heal.
The more you allow yourself to feel, the closer you will come to a certain calmness entering your life again. I guess a better way to put it is you'll begin to feel like yourself. You'll be changed, because that's what loss does. I think any loss changes us in a way. You heal, but you don't forget. I don't think it's possible to forget.
But, it is possible to move forward with your life. I pray you have a very healthy baby one day and I know there will always be a special place in your heart for the one who stayed with you for a brief time, but touched your heart forever.
I believe being patient with yourself as you travel this road is very important. In time, I have faith you will come out on the other side of your loss. It's really quite a raw wound right now as it only happened in March. One day at a time. You're always welcome to drop me a line if you need to vent or just know you are heard.
Take care of yourself. Be gentle on yourself. I'll be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
Love and Light to you,
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Love & comfort to you, Ellen
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