Pregnancy Loss: One Woman's Story of a Common Tragedy

Ann Scheck McAlearney
2017 Journal of Family Medicine and Disease Prevention  
Pregnancy and infant loss exact a devastating toll on the women and families who must endure this experience. Making the transition from a silent delivery room or nursery to a normal but changed life challenges the strongest among us. Physical, emotional, and economic issues may further complicate the recovery process. The silver lining in this experience is evident in frequent examples of medical professionals performing at their most caring best. While physicians may be driven by the reward
more » ... assisting in nature's greatest successes, their compassion and empathy as fellow human beings are priceless when nature fails. This essay describes one woman's experience with pregnancy loss and her perspective on moving forward.
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