Pregnancy Loss and Post-traumatic Stress

Pregnancy Loss and Post-traumatic Stress

Quote: Women experienced moderate to severe depression, moderate to severe anxiety, or post-traumatic stress a month following early pregnancy loss from miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy, and for some patients, these stress-related conditions persisted at 9 months, according to findings published online December 13, 2019, in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Click here to read more.

I will keep this post short; and will follow this topic of pregnancy loss, and healing after miscarriage or ectopic in future blogs.

I feel it is very important to share this research post because it highlights the link between pregnancy loss and depression, anxiety and post-trauma symptoms.

Also because so many women (in my experience) don’t talk about it, don’t reach out for support, don’t understand what depression and post-traumatic stress actually feels like in the mind and the body and furthermore, are dismissed by the medical system because it was “just an early loss”.

No, the pain in a woman’s heart, body and soul is real. And her partners will feel this also.

Reach out if you need support following the loss of a baby; I understand and I want to help if this feels right for you.



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