Managing Depression after Miscarriage: Part 2

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Continued from Part 1

In the second half of this guide, we will provide additional tips for managing depression after miscarriage.

Talk to Other People with Similar Experiences

It may help you to talk to someone who has gone through what you are currently going through. This applies to both the mother and the father of the child. A father’s grief is often forgotten during a miscarriage, but men go through an emotional experience too.

If you have friends who have experienced pregnancy loss, reach out to them and see how they got through their emotions. You could also talk to people on pregnancy or miscarriage forums and find hope in their stories. There are countless success stories after miscarriage. In fact, there are women who have gone through more than a dozen miscarriages and still had successful pregnancies. Seeing their triumph and happiness will give you something to look forward to.  gives you something to look forward to in the future.

Take Steps for the Future

Were there some matters that you wanted to complete before the birth of your child? Maybe you had some projects around the house or some debts that you wanted to pay off. Use this time to put those plans into action. Get everything in place so you are well prepared for another pregnancy down the road, and then try again when the time is right. This is not the end of your opportunities. It is an obstacle in a much bigger journey for you.

Work with a Depression Counselor

In addition to talking to friends, consider talking to a professional about the loss. A depression counselor can speak with you one-on-one to find personalized solutions for your depression. These solutions will fit your lifestyle, experiences, personality, and goals. This also gives you a confidential platform to talk about your emotions, even the ones that you may comfortable sharing with your loved ones. Your therapist will never judge you, and he or she will help you see that every emotion you’re feeling is completely valid.

Contact Perspectives Counseling Centers at (248) 244-8644 to get matched with a depression therapist near you.