Emotional effects of miscarriage

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Emotional effects of miscarriage

I miscarried twice and both were pretty early miscarriages. And because of that, physically, they were very difficult but probably not as bad as they could have been. I had a lot of cramping and a lot of pain, but I honestly think the worst part is that nobody prepares you for the hormonal drop that happens after a miscarriage. And also with an early miscarriage, I think there's this sense that you're not entitled to mourn. And I'm sure that's true really of any miscarriage, but especially the early ones, you just feel like, “Well, I had barley had time enough to adjust to being pregnant and now it's gone, and so should I be feeling this sad about it?” And because of that, I think, for me personally I didn't allow myself the chance to feel what I needed to feel. So there were actually repercussions, I think, into my healthy pregnancy where I always was waiting for the other shoe to drop. And it really wasn't until I had a healthy baby, sitting in front of me, that I was convinced that I was capable of having that.
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Suzanne Barston, CLC

Blogger & Author of Bottled Up

Suzanne Barston, CLC is the former Editor-in-Chief of Los Angeles Family Magazine, a Certified Lactation Counselor, and a freelance writer specializing in parenting, women’s interest, and science/health topics. She is the author of Bottled Up: How the Way We Feed Babies Has Come to Define Motherhood, and Why It Shouldn’t and blogs as her alter ego, the "Fearless Formula Feeder". "FFF", as it’s known to an international fan base representing over 40 countries, supports parents dealing with issues of guilt, fear, conflict and uncertainty regarding infant feeding difficulties and choices through critical assessments of research, pithy commentary, practical advice, and a weekly series allowing parents to share stories in a cathartic way. She is also the co-creator of the #ISupportYou movement. 

Barston was raised outside of Boston and earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern University in 2000. After living and working in Chicago and London, she now resides in Los Angeles with her husband, the photographer Steven Barston, and their two obnoxiously cute children. She and her husband were featured on two award-winning online reality series for Pampers.com, A Parent is Born and Welcome to Parenthood, about their pregnancy and first years as parents. Suzanne's writing and her work with FFF and Bottled Up have been featured in the New York Times, the Huffington Post, SheKnows.com, Babble.com, Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine, Parenting, Babytalk, OhBaby!, Fit Pregnancy, The Observer, Yahoo Shine!, Australia's Good Weekend magazine, and on a variety of radio programs including KPCC's "Take Two", numerous NPR affiliates, "Parenting Unplugged", "Positive Parenting", "Mom Enough", "For Crying Out Loud", "Voice of Russia", and more. Suzanne was honored to be one of the keynote Voices of the Year in 2012 for the annual BlogHer conference.

She currently works both as a writer and as an Infant Feeding Counselor. 


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