Pregnancy Loss

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Early pregnancy loss is a frustrating and heart-wrenching experience for prospective parents. Dr. Edward Hill discusses dealing with the loss of an unborn or newborn baby in todays 60 Second Housecall.

Dr. Hill:

Pregnancy loss can take many different forms, from miscarriage to stillbirth to death soon after the baby is delivered. Every woman and her family will experience loss differently. There is no right or wrong way to feel after losing your baby.

Your doctor can be a good resource after a pregnancy loss. He or she can help you understand why it happened. If you need emotional support, your doctor can help you find someone to talk to. He or she can also provide resources that may be helpful for your partner, your children and other family members.

If you want to plan another pregnancy, talk to your doctor about how long you should wait. If a health problem caused your pregnancy loss, your doctor can help you treat the problem before you conceive again. You also may need to have more tests done before or during your next pregnancy.

For North Mississippi Medical Center, Im Dr. Edward Hill.