Infertility, Miscarriage, and Grief

Losing a pregnancy can affect a woman — and her family — for years.

We're here to listen and help.

Support for
Your Miscarriage

The tragedy of miscarriage has traditionally been private. An event grieved mainly by you (the mother) on your own. Some mental healthcare professionals might advise you that the sadness lessens over time, especially following a successful pregnancy.

But you may mourn and experience depression and anxiety symptoms for much longer than expected, even after the birth of a healthy child.

If you continue to experience depression, please contact Rooted Foundations. We are here to listen and guide you through the maze of your emotions.

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Overcoming
Your Early Loss

Another common misunderstanding about miscarriage is that your experience is somehow less traumatic than if you miscarried later in your pregnancy.

With later losses, you can have a funeral or memorial service. But when you have an early miscarriage, it can be unacknowledged by others. These are invisible losses that can make you feel disenfranchised and not validated.

 

If you're blaming yourself for or spending enormous amounts of emotional energy trying to explain why it happened, please schedule an appointment with Rooted Foundations. 

These feelings are difficult to deal with on your own and can make you feel guilty and responsible.

Easing Your
Infertility Grief

Infertility is a condition of your reproductive system that inhibits or prevents conception after at least one year of unprotected sexual intercourse. 

There are two types of infertility. 

  • Primary infertility refers to when you never birthed a child and thus have no biological children. 

  • Secondary infertility refers to when unable to birth a child following the birth of at least one other child.

 

Both forms of infertility can make you feel a cyclical pattern of intense emotion. If you're experiencing this  “roller coaster” of grief, please schedule an appointment today.

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