A miscarriage can affect an entire family. The loss of a potential family member can really haunt the couple as well as potential siblings.
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The article, “Ask Amy: Mom’s grief over miscarriage affects family” by Amy Dickinson states,
“Dear Amy: My miscarriage was 10 years ago. I still grieve for my lost “Grace.”
It took many years to come to terms with this loss, and there is still one thing I struggle with: We conceived our daughter “Clara” when I should have been seven months pregnant with Grace. Clara was born a preemie (a year to the day of Grace’s death).
It was a long, exhausting journey with the happiest of results! Without Grace’s death, we would not have our beautiful, kind-hearted daughter, so when I grieve and feel sad for losing Grace, I feel guilty that I am somehow not being grateful enough for the daughter I do have.
My husband reinforces the guilt by saying I need to get over Grace and appreciate the daughter we have.
When I celebrate Clara, I feel guilty that I am diminishing the loss of Grace. I love both my children and would love to freely grieve and celebrate without the guilt. I would appreciate your insight.
— Lost Mother”
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