Let me start by saying that in Chinese Medicine losing a baby even if it is quite early in the pregnancy, is a big, big deal. It’s as significant as having had a baby and no less taxing on the system, both physically and emotionally. We acupuncturists take pregnancy loss very seriously and understand that women need lots of care, time and healing to get back on their feet again.
If you’re reading this because you’ve had a miscarriage or several, or you have lost a baby later in pregnancy or soon after birth, my heart goes out to you. There is very little that anyone can say to make it feel better and sometimes what you need is for someone to just listen to your story and really hear how things are for you. Pregnancy loss, at whatever stage, is an incredibly difficult thing. Often this is made worse because people just don’t like to talk about it, and if the pregnancy loss is very early, people sometimes don’t even mention it. Suffering in silence is very common. It’s also very hard.
There’s lots going on from a western medicine perspective and some great doctors working in the field, and some very encouraging treatments. If you have had 3 or more consecutive miscarriages and have not yet done so, please go and see your GP who can refer you to a miscarriage specialist. At the same time, book in for some acupuncture. We acupuncturists can do a lot to help you both physically and emotionally to process and recover from what has happened, to get you back in shape for pregnancy and once pregnant again, work with you (tirelessly if needs be) to support you and your pregnancy.
If you have experienced loss and would like to see how acupuncture can help you through this and out the other side, I’d love to hear from you.