The Effects of a Miscarriage on the Next Baby


454b3dbf2f360a7e1f50813c2946b938 (1)Did you know that a child conceived after a miscarriage can be affected negatively? I had no clue until recently.

It really is such a simple and obvious emotional and spiritual dynamic but one that most of us are oblivious to.

For some pragmatic types, this concept might seem ridiculous but as I watched, listened and prayed with a daughter conceived after my miscarriage, it became crystal clear. A Catholic psychiatrist helped us discover that this truth was at the root of her sadness and heaviness. The death of my unborn infant during my seventh pregnancy changed the atmosphere of my womb. In a sense, because I was ignorant, my womb was still a dark place filled with the lingering shadows of death. A dramatic symbol would be that my womb was like a tomb for my next pregnancy which was Grace.

However what made the situation even worse, was that we both almost died during this 8th pregnancy. My placenta tore, leaving a huge clot from the top of my womb to the bottom . The doctor ordered  bed rest for 6 months. When I complained that I felt perfectly fine, my doctor explained that a similar situation had not occurred  two years earlier, with a mother of five loosing her child and almost dying herself. The doctor had to call in the Archbishop to convince the mother that her other children needed her and to let her unborn baby die.

The words which rang in my ears and lodged in my baby’s heart as well were,” There is a cocked gun pointed at your head, ready to59f1f0ee8773c7b4ca9eed324298e598 (1) go off if you move. Stay in bed, laying down. Do not move.

Grace and I froze, only Grace stayed frozen, filled with fear of moving and  guilt – feeling guilty that she had almost killed me.  Typically, like all children she felt she was to blame. This weighed on her deep in her subconscious for twenty years till it popped up unexpectedly during family counselling and spiritual direction. Jesus set that baby free with a snap of His fingers. The changes in this young adult are unfolding slowly but miraculously because once the root is healed, emotional and spiritual growth takes on a life of its own, with God in charge behind the scenes.

God started to set that baby free with a snap of His fingers. The changes in this young adult are unfolding slowly but miraculously because once the root is healed, emotional and spiritual growth takes on a life of its own.

 

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6 thoughts on “The Effects of a Miscarriage on the Next Baby

      1. it does not always show outwardly until they are older and is usually subconcious, taking years of inner work to surface, BUT when we are aware of the process, naming the misccarriage and committing them to God or saying a mass for thier souls sets the one one earth free, Even if we are unsure of all the details

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