I personally know that experiencing a miscarriage is devastating. It is not something everyone will understand unless they have gone through it. You’ll feel a range of emotions as you grieve. You can feel isolated, angry, sad, and it can be all-consuming. It is all normal. Some may want to try conceiving right away, while others may want to wait. Regardless of the path you choose, I know that the journey to having a baby, especially after a miscarriage isn’t always a straight line. It’s different for everyone. I am sharing some tips to help keep you encouraged during this tough journey.
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When Trying to Conceive Take Inventory of Your Lifestyle and Make Changes
As someone who has experienced pregnancy loss and has undergone several fertility treatments, one thing I noticed is that my body responded better when I made certain lifestyle changes. In fact, many women have experienced positive results when trying to conceive after making significant changes to their diet and general lifestyle. When I began IVF treatments, I switched to clean eating and adopted a vegan diet. Additionally, exercising more can also have a positive impact. The more you can do to put yourself in the best possible position, the better chances you have.
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Get Extra Support and Help
Trying to conceive after experience a miscarriage is no walk in the park. It will no doubt be a difficult time, not just physically, but also mentally. I know from experience that having extra emotional support is helpful. I’ve found groups like The Broken Brown Egg beneficial in coping with the struggles that come with trying to conceive and experiencing loss in pregnancy. Most times, having a shared experience makes a journey so much easier. So seek out support wherever you can. This might be through a mental health provider who specializes in miscarriages and infertility or a local support group. The more help and support you can have, the stronger you will feel to tackle the emotional and physical journey ahead.
Trying to Conceive is Stressful Enough
As a member of the infertility community, I know how much we hate hearing the word ‘relax’. Although it is hard to, try your best to do things that help reduce the stress you’re feeling due to trying to conceive. It’s normal to worry about your ability to get pregnant or have a healthy pregnancy after a miscarriage. The good news is that most women go on to conceive and carry their baby to term. There’s absolutely no need to rush into trying again, so give yourself time to grieve your loss. The more you give yourself space and time to breathe and embrace the journey of trying to conceive and pregnancy, especially after a loss, the more mentally prepared you will be.