Pregnancy Loss

If you are concerned about your baby's health or concerned that your baby has died inside you I urge you to contact your doctor right away or go to the hospital.

Sadly some women will experience a loss during their pregnancy and give birth to a stillborn. Your doctor will be able to determine if your baby has passed away by doing an ultrasound. There are a variety of causes for a baby to pass away and in some cases there is no known cause.

Seek medical treatment if you think something is wrong with you or your baby. Talk to your doctor about your personal risk factors and for signs and symptoms to watch for.

If you are suffering from a loss please know what we are all here to support you through this difficult time. You are not alone. Please reach out to us for support.

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4Katie
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    04/29/14
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    04/29/14
    4Katie
    I am sorry to hear that you suffered a loss Sheila.
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      04/29/14
      I can't even imagine...

      When I was pregnant I was constantly paranoid about this. It was an awful feeling. It got to the point where, if I didn't feel a kick at the same time of night that I normally felt a kick, I had the phone in my hand. Having a guy in my life that knew how to talk me down was a major help, but I was always in a panic.

      Definitely see your doctor. That really is the only way to tell if something has happened. Do it sooner rather than later, waiting and wondering is the worst and not good for your stress levels.
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        04/29/14
        After losing two babies in 4 months I was paranoid about my third pregnancy. Every time I'd go to the bathroom I would pray to myself "please let it be okay, please let everything be okay" because I was so afraid I would see blood. I did it so often it became habit and I continued to do it throughout most of my pregnancy. I had no real reason to think anything was wrong, but the slightest abnormality scared me to death.

        I think that if you're worried you should call a nurse line right away. they'll tell you if you need to go in or if your worry is just worry. If you find that you're scared all the time I would find a way to have an open line of communication with your doctor. I know that if you have a midwife this can be easier because they're generally more available to their patients.
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