My partner had a miscarriage a few months ago and still cries about it. I can’t seem to cheer her up.

Miscarriages can be very hard to cope with emotionally even when the physical side is over.

Women also find constant daily reminders of the child they were hoping for in prams, children and other pregnant women.

While you may want her to move on, she still needs to grieve. Knowing that you are there and trying to understand her will help enormously. You could also suggest that she talks to your GP or arrange to see a counsellor to help her to deal with the loss. 

Read more about the grieving process here.

Sources

  1. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, Ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage: Diagnosis and initial management in early pregnancy. London NICE, 2012
  2. Macdonald S, Magill-Cuerden J, Mayes’ midwifery, Edinburgh Bailliere Tindall Elsevier, 2012
  3. Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Early miscarriage: information for you, London RCOG, 2008. Also availabe at: http://www.rcog.org.uk/womens-health/clinical-guidance/early-miscarriage... (accessed 27 May 2014)
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