Blogger Opens up About Post-Miscarriage Anxiety

Women who have miscarried know all too well that subsequent pregnancies can be incredibly scary. See how this blogger perfectly captures the feeling.

For women who have miscarried, nothing is quite as beautiful as finally welcoming a rainbow baby. But that doesn't mean the journey is anything less than excruciating—welcoming another baby doesn't exactly wipe out the pain of losing the one before that.

And let's not forget how scary the prospect of losing your subsequent pregnancies is. While women go on to have successful pregnancies after miscarriage every day, it's undoubtedly a huge fear—once you know how hard a miscarriage is, it's only natural that you'll worry about it happening again. That's why the recent post by blogger Sasha Exeter resonates with so many mamas. 

Filled with all kinds of emotion posting our little one's very first photo and no doubt the most important image I've ever posted on Instagram. I've looked at this photo about a million times with the same excitement as I did when I first saw the baby jumping around on the ultrasound screen. To think there is a teeny tiny life growing inside me that WE created is just crazy - and kinda sci-fi! After suffering a miscarriage, I kid you not, the happiness of this pregnancy was replaced with so much anxiety and fear in the first 3 mths it's UNBELIEVABLE. Absolutely terrified history would repeat itself...robbing us a bit of the excitement a couple should experience when they are expecting. BUT, with the first trimester scaries finally behind us (wish I could say the same for nausea) we're so excited about our little bean and all that's to come. 🤰🏾👶🏽❤️ #14weekspregnant

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Exeter, the blogger behind So Sasha, opened up about the conflicting emotions: "To think there is a teeny tiny life growing inside me that WE created is just crazy - and kinda sci-fi!," she wrote in her Instagram pregnancy announcement. "After suffering a miscarriage, I kid you not, the happiness of this pregnancy was replaced with so much anxiety and fear in the first 3 mths it's UNBELIEVABLE. Absolutely terrified history would repeat itself...robbing us a bit of the excitement a couple should experience when they are expecting. BUT, with the first trimester scaries finally behind us (wish I could say the same for nausea) we're so excited about our little bean and all that's to come."

"The reason why I chose to open up about my experience is because of the complete isolation I felt after my miscarriage last fall. Unbeknownst to me, I had several women in my inner circle who had experienced a pregnancy that was not viable, but nobody was speaking up about it. I sunk into a bit of a depression after I lost the baby briefly feeling like I had nobody to talk to about how I was feeling," Exeter told Fit Pregnancy. "I figured that if I was feeling this way, there must be other women who were going through the exact same thing. I am very lucky to have a website and growing social media presence and only felt that it was my duty to open up and share my story about miscarriage back in November in hopes to connect with other women and reassure them that they are not alone."

While miscarriage isn't something many couples dare to discuss, it's an issue that affects so many people. Now that Exeter is out of that anxiety-filled first trimester, she can relax a bit...but her post is proof that if you're expecting your rainbow baby and are too consumed with anxiety to really enjoy the pregnancy, you're definitely not alone.

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