Miscarriage is the early delivery of a baby or loss of a pregnancy before 20 weeks gestation. Miscarriages are a very sad end to many pregnancies and are unfortunately common. People experience the loss of a pregnancy differently, and there are no right or wrong ways to feel about your loss. Many parents feel overwhelming and complicated emotions following miscarriage, including sadness, shame, guilt, anger and self-blame. We want you to know there is help, and you are not alone.
At Happy Valley Family Health Team, we believe that every patient that experiences a miscarriage deserves a compassionate response from their health care team in navigating their loss. We acknowledge your loss and the grief that you may be experiencing, and we are here to support you.
If you wish, a pregnancy loss package is available for you. This package contains resources and supports that can help to answer questions that you may have about your miscarriage and the physical and emotional symptoms that you may experience now and in the weeks and months ahead.
Ongoing support relating to your loss can be accessed from your Family Physician, a Nurse Practitioner, a team Social Worker (counselor), or our Pregnancy Loss Program Nurse.
Ontario Health Quality Standard – Early Pregnancy Complications and Loss
Questions to ask your health care team to help you receive high-quality care
If you are interested in learning more about the Pregnancy Loss Initiative or you would like to request a pregnancy loss package, please call the office and request a return phone call from our Pregnancy Loss Nurse. Alternately, if you have an upcoming appointment, feel free to ask your health care provider for more information.