These days the internet plays an important part, in many of our lives. We frequently have a smart phone with us, and many of use social media.
And so, when we’re reeling after a miscarriage, and we might be feeling very sad and upset, it can feel natural to turn to social media, to look for some support.
But what do you find there, and does it actually help, to make you feel better?
One of my clients once told me that after her miscarriage, she got home from hospital at 6am in the morning, and she typed into Google: “Miscarriage at 9 weeks, boyfriend’s left me.”
And I asked her, did it help? And she said, yes, it helped for a little bit, because she was all alone, and she didn’t have anything else to turn to.
But after a while, she ended up reading more and more unhappy stories, from women who had gone through something equally upsetting (or worse!) and she found that the overall effect was bringing her spirits down, rather than lifting them up.
And so eventually she stopped, and she started to look elsewhere, for some support.
I think that this can be a really common reaction.
The things we read about may make us feel that we are not going through this alone. But they don’t actually help to make us feel better.
And there is always the risk that we’re accumulating other people’s sadness, on top of our own, and that definitely doesn’t help!
If you’ve had a miscarriage, and you would like some support, my video program is available 24 hours a days, throughout the whole year. You can get access to it at any time of day or night.
I’m a therapist, specialising in miscarriage, and I’ve had 12 myself, so I know what it’s like.
And I also know that there are simple ways to help to make it feel easier than it would otherwise, and that they are not commonly known about.
And that’s what I offer.
If you’ve had a miscarriage, and you would like some support, please check out my free videos,
“How to feel better after a miscarriage”, and
“3 things you should know about recovering emotionally after a miscarriage.”
Thank you for watching this, and I wish you all the very best.