Words of Support and Encouragement: Miscarriage and the Next Cycle


Good morning!  I hope that you had a great weekend.  While trying to conceive, especially if you have been trying for many months (or years), you will notice that some cycles may be more challenging than others.  If you were feeling particularly hopeful one month but you were not successful or you experienced a miscarriage, the following cycle may feel much less promising.
A few months back during an Honoring Loss workshop, a few of us shared the quiet feeling that we were even dreading the next cycle just a little bit.  It is completely OK to feel this way.  It is even OK to not feel as excited the next time you conceive, if you recently experienced a miscarriage!
These emotions are yours, and they are completely normal.  We cannot expect to be completely excited and ready to jump into the next cycle month after month.  If you have experienced pregnancy loss, this is especially important to remember.  Your feelings of hope and excitement will return, but it takes time.  You may also consider taking a month or two off if you are finding it too challenging to muster up the courage to try again so quickly.  A break is almost always an option, and it is a wonderful time to work on your overall health and wellbeing.
If you are feeling alone, know that there are many women experiencing the same emotions.  If you would like to meet some of these women, please feel free to join one of our support group sessions, Fertile Friends peer support sessions after Yoga for Fertility, or our Fertile Friends connection program.  You can find information on all of these programs here:
Support groups and Fertile Friends peer sessions following Yoga for Fertility can be found on our CNY Fertility and CNY Healing Arts calendars.
Fertile Friends connections can be made by completing the following form: http://www.cnyhealingarts.com/support/fertilefriends/
Don’t be afraid to ask for help, and have a great week!