Share to ease pain
I’m done. I know I will be fine, but over the last seven years there have been times when I’ve felt like a freak.
“You try not to cry because you don’t want to add any stress or anxiety to your body, and also because life keeps going. I’m so lucky to have kids, but you do cry.
“To all those women going through this, it’s OK to own your grief, to be sad and to ask for support from those closest to you. You don’t have to keep what you’re going through a secret, or brush it under the carpet like it doesn’t matter. It’s your reality and your pain.
“If you can’t understand what someone’s going through, or think they’re dealing with it differently to how you would, it doesn’t matter. Just be kind. As women we have to have to be more compassionate towards each other.” TRAUMA and loss expert Dr Glenn Mason urged couples to talk about their feelings after a miscarriage to avoid problems later on.
The psychologist said the pain of losing a baby can spiral out of control and affect relationships.
He explained: “The impact of a miscarriage is a grief reaction.
“They’ve got this dream of having a family and are constantly being faced with this loss.
“Couples need to communicate and be honest about how they are feeling.”
Dr Mason said men especially need to be more frank about their emotional state.
He added: “I don’t want to stereotype men but a lot feel they have to be the strong one.
“It’s so important to open up because it can hit them further down the line.”