I’m Jennifer, and I went through the frightening and emotionally overwhelming process of miscarrying at 8 weeks. From the start of signs and symptoms up until after the actual miscarriage, I turned to the Internet to help answer my vast array of questions. (“Is bleeding during early pregnancy normal”, “blood clots early pregnancy”, “cramping during pregnancy” “how much blood during miscarriage is normal”, “when should you go to the hospital during a miscarriage”, “is diarrhea normal after miscarriage” , “what are signs of infection after miscarriage” and so many others). Unfortunately, there wasn’t a single resource that had all the answers to my questions. I read article after article of regurgitated vague information to filter through what I found to be useful. I had to have viewed at least 20 different sources and poured over any and all blog comments and forum threads that I could find of women sharing their stories.
What I found was that of the women who commented, so many of them experienced different signs and symptoms, and there were tons of comments where women apologized for giving “TMI”. In my opinion, there is no such thing as too much information where miscarriages are concerned. The more information I could find about what might happen, and how to prepare and expect what was to come made going through the process easier (well, as easy as it possibly could be).
Once It had passed, I returned to the internet again for answers on what I could expect to experience and feel after the fact. I sat there wishing that all of this information was available from a single resource. That’s when I had my aha moment. I realized that thousands of women out there are going through the same thing I did. Terrified and frantically looking for as much detailed information as they can find. This thought led me to create Losing Baby. Losing Baby’s purpose is to present real and detailed information to women who are going through this heartbreaking experience. I hope to inform, comfort, empathize with, and provide a support system to those who need it.
If you have had a miscarriage, I urge you to please share your story here by filling out a short questionnaire. By doing so, you’ll help women everywhere be a little more informed and hopefully a lot less frightened.
Have questions? Be sure to check out the community forums for answers from other women who have gone through it before.
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