This past week, The Huffington Post published an article titled, “The Emotional Rollercoaster Ride of Pregnancy After Miscarriage,” which illustrates just how taxing it can be on women to get pregnant after suffering from a miscarriage (and in some cases, several miscarriages).
The feeling of loss isn’t the only thing that women deal with when it comes to miscarriages or stillbirths. Senior parents & women reporter Catherine Pearson points out how studies have linked pregnancy losses to increased anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. In many cases, women also find it difficult to truly connect with others and with their pregnancy due to their previous experiences with loss and severe complications.
While every scenario is different, one thing’s for certain: This issue is much more common than many people think, and continued openness and inclusion is the only way to help more women feel supported, regardless of their situation.
Cover image courtesy of Shutterstock.