The psychiatrists and therapists at Women’s Behavioral Health Specialists help women manage mental health conditions that occur as a result of pregnancy loss.
Treatment for stress, anxiety, depression, and other mental health conditions after pregnancy loss depends on the specific cause, your symptoms, and the severity of your condition. Depending on your condition, your doctor may recommend one or more treatments, including:
Whether you experience miscarriage, fetal death, ectopic pregnancy, or pregnancy termination/disruption, pregnancy loss is a traumatic event that can cause sadness, grief, guilt, and a range of other emotions. As a result, some women develop feelings of depression and anxiety that are severe and don’t go away.
Mental health issues that require treatment after pregnancy loss may include:
Although it is normal to experience a variety of emotions after pregnancy loss, you should get help if you experience symptoms of depression or anxiety that last for more than a few days. Symptoms may include:
Symptoms of mental health issues may show up shortly after pregnancy loss, but could also develop weeks, months, or years later.
Anyone who experiences a pregnancy loss can develop related emotional and behavioral issues. However, if you have a personal or family history of mental health conditions, you may be at a higher risk of developing a mental health condition related to pregnancy loss.
Pregnancy loss can cause all sorts of feelings, including depression, stress, and worry. The best way to prevent mental health issues is to be proactive about your mental and emotional condition and get help at the first signs of problems.
It may help to eat well, exercise, give yourself time during the day to relax, and spend time doing activities you enjoy. Deep breathing, yoga, massage, and guided imagery may help you relax.
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