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After Your Miscarriage

Additional Options for Support

​​​​When to Get Help

It’s not always easy to ask for help, but feeling down can lead to being alone and depressed over time. Know the signs of depression so you and your partner know what to watch for. If you need help, contact a resource in your area for counselling or crisis support. Get help if you or your partner have any of these signs:

  • suddenly start crying months after the loss
  • can’t get out of bed or do things you usually enjoy
  • sleeping less or more than normal
  • feeling numb or withdrawing from your partner, family, or friends
  • working more than your normal schedule
  • using alcohol or other drugs more than normal
  • sudden behavior changes that aren’t normal for you
  • you keep focusing on events that happened around your loss
  • feeling unwell for longer than you should
  • feeling very angry or agitated
  • spending a lot of money or gambling
  • having relationship issues

You’re not alone—there is always support available. If you need help, try these ideas for support:

  • pregnancy or infant loss grief counsellor
  • peer support group or bereaved parents group
  • memorial events or events of remembrance
  • private or couples counselling
  • books, videos, or articles
  • parent blogs

For More Information

Additional Help Lines:

  • Mental Health Help Line: 1-877-303-2642 (toll-free)
  • Connect Family and Sexual Abuse Network: Toll-free telephone support lines.
  • Sexual Violence: 1-877-237-5888
  • Domestic Violence: 1-866-606-SAFE (7233)

Current as of: August 18, 2017

Author: Women’s Health, Alberta Health Services