The Pain of a Miscarriage and the Healing Power of Yoga

My very first pregnancy was a miscarriage, and it felt like a cruel joke. I had been very sick to my stomach and barely eating. I was out of work and my OBGYN kept sending me for ultrasounds as he wasn’t sure if the pregnancy was viable. When I got the bad news, I was told my pregnancy had most likely been “over” and non-viable for probably two weeks, yet my body apparently was refusing to miscarry on its own. My doctor decided it would be best if I underwent a D&C, a procedure to remove the contents of the uterus, rather than continuing to wait for my body to do the job on its own. To make matters worse, I had to wait six days for the procedure, which was torture.

The D&C was relatively simple and didn’t cause me much pain beyond some minor cramping afterward (some women get horrible cramps so I was lucky), but it was the feelings that I was left with that hurt so much. My doctor didn’t have a reason for why I had miscarried and apparently this is common. According to American Pregnancy, “Studies reveal that anywhere from 10-25 percent of all clinically recognized pregnancies will end in miscarriage. Chemical pregnancies may account for 50-75 percent of all miscarriages.

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7 Ways to Make Trying For a Baby Fun (Hint: None of This Includes an Ovulation Kit)

If you’re trying to get pregnant and haven’t had any luck the first few months…or perhaps are TTC after having a miscarriage, it’s very easy for sex to become staid, chore-like…and torturous.Getting pregnant is supposed to be easy…yet it isn’t always. And when it isn’t, it’s frustrating. And then…you stress, which hurts your chances of conceiving more, yet it is so hard to stop worrying.

Read my piece “7 Ways to Make Trying For a Baby Fun (Hint: None of This Includes an Ovulation Kit),” and get a little fun back into the  making baby routine.  NOTE: These tips are not intended for people who are seeking fertility treatments.

Here’s Baby Dust & Happy LoveMaking To You All!