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The loss of a baby can be very painful. While coping with the loss of your baby, it is important to remember that your reaction is what is normal for you – and your reaction for your partner is what is normal for them. There is no right or wrong way to grieve. You have the right to grieve as little or as much as you need.
During this process you and your partner may experience these common stages of grief:
Each stage of grief will last longer than the last stage and sometimes unexpected triggers can set you back. Joanna Horwitz MD, Gynecologist at NorthShore, recommends keeping your doctor informed about how you feel physically and mentally.
Dr. Horwitz shares ways to cope with your loss:
Mentally there is no guideline for when to start trying again. It is up to each individual and couple. Talk to your doctor before you try again, says Dr. Horwitz. Most doctors say it is okay to try again after you have had one normal menstrual cycle.
What helped you or your partner most while coping with your loss?