Pregnancy Loss

Dealing with a miscarriage can be devastating. While many may pass off a miscarriage as a pregnancy that "just wasn't meant to be", these words rarely help to relieve your grief. Although a miscarriage can be an isolating experience, it doesn't have to be. Women who are or who have previously dealt with a miscarriage are often a great resource to those currently suffering from a pregnancy loss. Share your words with us and share your support with other women.

It is best to avoid using stimulants during pregnancy. Amphetamines and dextroamphetamines are powerful drugs and when taken during pregnancy, they can cause miscarriage, early labor or birth defects. You may want to ask other women if they have had personal experience with this.


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Hope admist suffering


My husband and I had always dreamed of having 3 children. After our second child was born we found ourselves entering into a trial that would last for 6 years and nearly ended our marriage! Because of God's great love and mercy He pulled us out of that dark pit and our family is not only back together but stronger and more unified because our hope and security is now founded in Christ alone!

I found out I was pregnant 5 weeks ago, which came as a great shock because even though we had been trying for several months I had started my period 2 weeks back. But a couple days before that period I had some spotting and was now spotting again and also passing some white tissue. So, I went ahead and took a pregnancy test and was thrilled to see that the result came back positive! I called my husband and we were both so excited but also scared because I knew something was wrong.

I went to my midwife that day and she confirmed my pregnancy and ordered two hormone tests to be done the following week. Unfortunately, the test results showed that the hormone levels were dropping and also my bleeding and cramping were intensifying. She told me that I was miscarrying! I couldn't believe this was happening! I continued to bleed for the next 4 weeks. I struggled with depression off and on during that time and great sadness over losing my precious little child! My heart goes out to all of you who have also experienced this great loss! This isn't something that you will just "get over" as some would say. Take time to grieve over your loss. It is very real.

God knows your pain because when He chose to come in human form and live on this earth. He also experienced great pain, rejection and suffering! Psalm 56:8 says: "God, you keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book!" God sees your pain. His unfailing love never ends---He wants to fill you with hope and is longing for you to turn to Him! John 3:16 says: "For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but will have eternal life!" Christ was crucified for our sin--"For all have sinned; all fall short of God's glorious standard. Yet now God in His gracious kindness declares us not guilty. He has done this through Christ Jesus, who has freed us by taking away our sins. For God sent Jesus to take the punishment for our sins and to satisfy God's anger against us. We are made right with God when we believe that Jesus shed His blood, sacrificing His life for us. And we all can be saved in this same way, no matter who we are or what we have done!"

We are all made right with God through faith in Jesus Christ. None of us are so good that we don't need God; none of us are so bad that we are beyond the reach of God's loving grace. Salvation is a free gift and once it is accepted you will experience God's deep abiding peace, forgiveness and joy! Knowing that one day I will see Jesus face to face and will live eternally with Him in heaven where there will be no more pain or sadness is the hope that has helped me to get through this sad and difficult time!

I pray this will also bring you much hope and encouragement as well!


Julie






Lost our angel

I lost my baby only a couple weeks ago and I still cannot stop thinking about it. My hubby and I were so excited to be entering into the 2nd trimester of pregnancy with our first child. We had tried for 7 months to conceive which seemed so long to us but really isn't I know now.

During my pregnancy, I had fears of miscarriage but did not focus on them. Looking back now I wonder if I knew this was going to happen to me... because I had the strange feeling that I was too lucky and would not make it through. So 2 days before I was 3 months pregnant and we were going to share it with the world, I started bleeding. Ultrasound confirmed a live baby and we were sent home to rest.

Soon after I was back in the hospital with severe bleeding and cramping. After 3 days of agony, in and out of hospital, it was finished; I was no longer going to be a mommie in Nov. I went through the miscarriage naturally, almost holding onto my pain as my last resort to being close to the angel that I lost.

Now, things are normal all around me and yet I feel as though I am consumed with the loss. I worry about getting pregnant again and then I worry about losing another one. Can I fall in love with another baby and go through this again? I am so scared that I find it hard to feel like trying again.

I have great joy that I actually did carry a baby for 3 months... and that I can conceive but now I am so scared to start again and face loss again. I keep asking God what he has in store for me.


Jenn






For all the little angels

The fact that you are falling pregnant is still a good sign, as I miscarried four years ago and just managed to fall pregnant again now.

I am now 17 weeks and going good; just have a little faith in yourself. I know it is not much fun to hear but when that right bub comes along it will fight to stay with you, instead of you fighting to keep it.


Lu






i feel so empty and alone

I am 38 years old and I lost my baby last week. I went to the doctors when I was 15wks and 4 days to have a comprehensive ultrasound and the dr was rude and he said I was too early for the ultrasound and to come back in 3 weeks.

When I went back I was 19 weeks pregnant and they could not find her heart beat. The dr said by the measurements my baby's heart stopped when I was about 16 weeks pregnant. I keep going over everything I did; what I did wrong. I had to be induced to have my little girl. I got to hold her and name her.

Itís so hard for me to let go. Everyone says move on, itís been 11 days now, get over it. How do I get over Kaylee Ann when I loved her so much and still do? I hate being by myself. I just cry a lot. After I had my baby a nurse came in to ask, "where is your baby? I am here to do a hearing test on her". I just sat there numb and said my baby passed away. She just walked out of my room

I remember every moment in that hospital it keeps playing over and over in my mind.


lisa schrader






Miscarried twice

I became pregnant back in early October 2006 and had my first miscarriage two days before Thanksgiving 2006.

I became pregnant a second time in March 2007 and had my first appointment scheduled. I was so excited about being pregnant and was looking forward to the Dr's appointment. I never made it successfully pregnant to that appointment. I ended up miscarrying again. This just happened last night.

Even though I was a little over a month along- it's still hard on me. I just have sooo many questions as to why???? I don't understand. I'm very saddened by these two losses.

I'm worried that this could happen again.


Reina







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