Even though my miscarriage was devastating, I'm also relieved

Even though my miscarriage was devastating, I'm also relieved

DEAR DEIDRE: ALTHOUGH having a miscarriage has devastated me, I’m also relieved – and I feel guilty about that.

I’m 18 and planning to go to uni. My boyfriend is 18 too.


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My pregnancy was an accident and I considered a termination, but wasn’t sure I could go through with it.

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But last week, I woke up with stomach pains and started bleeding. Tests confirmed I’d lost the baby.

I’m so confused about my feelings.

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This miscarriage is not your fault.

It’s normal that you feel confused as you process these emotions, but please don’t feel you have to deal with it alone.

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