Miscarriage: Early Pregnancy Loss

Since October 15th is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, I thought it appropriate to write a blog post on early miscarriage. “At least you weren’t far along” and “it’s likely that there was a problem with chromosomes” are examples of unhelpful statements made to those who receive a positive pregnancy test and lose the baby days or weeks later. If you believe that life begins at conception, losing a baby at any time is devastating.

 

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In March of 2014, I received our first positive pregnancy test. Our joy was short-lived as a couple days later, I began to spot. The ER doctor gave me a 50/50 chance. Unfortunately, after days of spotting, I had a miscarriage. Our miscarriage happened at 5 weeks. I spent my 30th birthday miscarrying our first child.

Early miscarriage is no big deal, right? Wrong. At least for me, it changed me. I will always remember December 5, 2014 as our first little ones due date. And having our first pregnancy result in miscarriage caused me to have a fear and anxiety ridden second pregnancy. With all that said, I think I’ll end with this quote by Winnie the Pooh. To our first little one, you are forever loved!

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6 thoughts on “Miscarriage: Early Pregnancy Loss”

  1. So well said Rachel. I related to so many parts of your post, especially being in line at Starbucks when you thought you were miscarrying. Ours started when we were away in Philly, and it felt so strange to try to celebrate a weekend away while also losing something so precious at the same time. Sending you love and a hug, and hoping by sharing our stories more women feel supported and validated as well.

  2. Thank you so much for this post. I had a miscarriage earlier this year, and what makes it even more difficult is no one talks about it. It was very therapeutic to read your story and know I’m not the only one.

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