This page will explain some of the loss terms used by medical staff, and will link into the common birth methods that may be suggested to you, based on the kind of loss you are experiencing (these terms are listed in near-chronological order of loss). If this is overwhelming and you don’t remember what your doctor told you, you may want to start with this link: I’m having a miscarriage.
If your experience is any of these, you are invited to share your story.
Chemical Pregnancy (miscarriage prior to ultrasound)
Missed Miscarriage (or “Silent Miscarriage”)
Difficult or fatal diagnosis in pregnancy
Pregnancy Loss after Medically Assisted Conception (or grief after ART)
Child Loss (toddlers to teens)
Living Grief (NICU grief, surrogacy, fostering, adoption, birth trauma, stewarding grief)
Getting Pregnant Again / “Rainbow Pregnancy”