Pregnancy Loss Miscarriage and Stillbirth

 

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Both miscarriage and stillbirth describe pregnancy loss, but they differ according to when the loss occurs. In the United States, a miscarriage is usually defined as loss of a baby before the 20th week of pregnancy, and a stillbirth is loss of a baby at 20 weeks of pregnancy and later. How Many Babies Are Stillborn?

Pregnancy Loss: Miscarriage and Stillbirth Whether losing a child is a known possibility or an unexpected reality, start here to learn why such situations can occur and how you can begin to heal and cope with worry and grief. Pregnancy Loss (Medline Plus) The basics of miscarriage and stillbirth, coping, specific conditions, clinical trials, research, journal articles, directories, organizations, statistics. Websites American Pregnancy Association: Pregnancy Loss Information for consumers on miscarriage, stillbirth, physical and emotional recovery, and discussion. Pregnancy Loss, Miscarriage, and Stillbirth Coaching & Healing We need to talk about our loss. We need to speak our babies names, we need to honor our due dates, we need to honor the day we gave birth to a baby that was still.

Losing your baby between the 20th week of pregnancy and birth is called a stillbirth. Before the 20th week, it’s usually called a miscarriage. Stillbirth is also classified according to the. Your place for miscarriage, pregnancy loss, and stillbirth support. We are so sorry for the loss of your sweet baby.

We know how heartbreaking this can be. Millions of mothers, fathers and parents-to-be, the world over, understand this unique and real type of pain. The Pregnancy Loss Support Program offers free counseling and support for parents who have experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth, newborn death or termination for medical reasons. Did You Just Experience a Pregnancy Loss, Miscarriage, or Stillbirth? You deserve a sacred space that understands how loss can change you.

A space that can help you realize and define your “new” self. A place that can hold space for your unraveling while simultaneously reminding you of your strength. A space that can celebrate your new baby. When a baby dies in utero at 20 weeks of pregnancy or later, it’s called a stillbirth. (When a pregnancy is lost before 20 weeks, it’s called a miscarriage.) About 1 in 160 pregnancies ends in stillbirth in the United States. Most stillbirths happen before labor begins, but a small number occur during labor and delivery.

Usually, the answer to that question is no. Miscarriage and stillbirth are rarely anyone’s fault, and sometimes pregnancy loss is even a.

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The grief that can come with a miscarriage is real, no matter how early in pregnancy you lost your baby.

“What to Expect When You're Expecting 4th Edition” by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
from What to Expect When You’re Expecting 4th Edition
by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
Simon & Schuster UK, 2010

No matter how early you were in the pregnancy, grief is a normal, healthy part of the healing process.

“The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth” by Genevieve Howland
from The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth
by Genevieve Howland
Gallery Books, 2017

Losing a baby before 24 weeks is termed miscarriage and can sometimes – insensitively – be treated as a ‘lesser’ loss than stillbirth.

“The Positive Birth Book: A new approach to pregnancy, birth and the early weeks” by Milli Hill
from The Positive Birth Book: A new approach to pregnancy, birth and the early weeks
by Milli Hill
Pinter & Martin Ltd, 2017

The risk of a further miscarriage increases after each successive pregnancy loss, reaching approximately 40% after three consecutive pregnancy losses.

“Crash Course Obstetrics and Gynaecology” by Sophie Kay, Charlotte Jean Sandhu, Shreelata T Datta, Philip Xiu, Ruma Dutta, Fevzi Shakir
from Crash Course Obstetrics and Gynaecology
by Sophie Kay, Charlotte Jean Sandhu, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2019

There are few established rituals for a miscarriage to help make the loss more tangible and facilitate the expression of grief.

“Grief Counseling and Grief Therapy, Fourth Edition: A Handbook for the Mental Health Practitioner” by J. William Worden, PhD, ABPP
from Grief Counseling and Grief Therapy, Fourth Edition: A Handbook for the Mental Health Practitioner
by J. William Worden, PhD, ABPP
Springer Publishing Company, 2008

Stillbirth is a particularly devastating form of pregnancy loss.

“Handbook of Infant Mental Health, Fourth Edition” by Charles H. Zeanah
from Handbook of Infant Mental Health, Fourth Edition
by Charles H. Zeanah
Guilford Publications, 2018

Practice tip: Foetal abnormality or miscarriage Prior pregnancy loss, miscarriage, foetal demise, neonatal death or genetic or chromosomal abnormality in the current or a prior pregnancy often requires professional counselling with grief counsellors, support groups, therapists, and genetic counsellors.

“Health Assessment and Physical Examination” by Mary Ellen Zator Estes, Pauline Calleja, Karen Theobald, Theresa Harvey
from Health Assessment and Physical Examination
by Mary Ellen Zator Estes, Pauline Calleja, et. al.
Cengage Learning Australia, 2019

For some women, their partners, and their families, however, pregnancy becomes a time of loss, resulting in profound grief and a period of bereavement in which they mourn the loss of their expected child.

“Maternity and Women's Health Care E-Book” by Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, Shannon E. Perry, Mary Catherine Cashion, Kathryn Rhodes Alden
from Maternity and Women’s Health Care E-Book
by Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, Shannon E. Perry, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2014

I experienced the pregnancy loss at sixteen weeks; pregnancy loss is considered a “miscarriage” before twenty weeks and “stillbirth” after twenty-one weeks.

“Voices from the Ancestors: Xicanx and Latinx Spiritual Expressions and Healing Practices” by Lara Medina, Martha R. Gonzales
from Voices from the Ancestors: Xicanx and Latinx Spiritual Expressions and Healing Practices
by Lara Medina, Martha R. Gonzales
University of Arizona Press, 2019

Early pregnancy loss and stillbirth.

“Maternal Child Nursing Care E-Book” by Shannon E. Perry, Marilyn J. Hockenberry, Kathryn Rhodes Alden, Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, Mary Catherine Cashion, David Wilson
from Maternal Child Nursing Care E-Book
by Shannon E. Perry, Marilyn J. Hockenberry, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2017

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  • I don’t want to say that miscarriage is any less painful but seeing your baby after you give birth to them and their not alive, it stabs you.

  • Thank you for this. I watched my sweet sister give birth to my niece at 22 weeks. She lived for just around 2 hours. It was one of the most painful things I’ve ever experienced, and I was only watching while it happened. I wasn’t the one it was happening to…. but I’ve watched my sister turn her grief into love and empathy for others as well. Thank you for helping other women in this way!!

  • Oh mama I am so sorry. I have almost your same story. Baby was fine at 17 weeks….I went into my 21 week anatomy scan and there was no heartbeat. Baby had stopped growing at 17 weeks. I was getting very sick which I had mistakenly thought was just a sign I was more pregnant (1st Pregnancy). Doctor was worried i was getting septic, sent me to the hospital and I was septic so I had to have an d&c immediately. It is a horrible pain and there are not words that help. I am so sorry for your loss.

  • You both are so brave to share your stories. It is very helpful to know what you have been through and opens a door for other women to know they are not alone.

  • Thank you both for sharing your stories. I lost my daughter by miscarriage 21 years ago & it still affects me. I have 2 children that are 19 & 23, but I often think about my baby girl & wonder what she would be like today! I am a new sub, but I binge watched your videos & I was just crushed seeing that you lost your beautiful son Beckett! He will always be a part of your life, I obviously still think about my baby I lost. I am so happy to see how others are giving back to Beckett! I too will be giving back for him!

  • You poor darling, no matter what you wished you should have done, don’t worry you did everything right. I hope you’re faring better these days.

  • Thank you for being willing ( both of you) to share your stories. I myself suffered a miscarriage almost 13 1/2 yrs ago. 6 months later, we were pregnant with our oldest son, J.D. I was only about 5 weeks along with the first one. We didn’t know and had not been trying. I found out all in 1 painful day ( I was having contractions/cramps that were unbelievable) that not only was I pregnant, that I was also losing that baby. It’s a blur to me ;I remember certain moments. This is a part of my life that has molded me into who I am today. I went on to have a wonderful 2nd child and now have a beautiful step daughter!

  • Huge hugs. I’m sorry for your loss it is a very hard thing to go threw. Our story is similar too https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jv5uq99rXjo&t=1449s if you want to watch it.