How to support friend who is loosing her baby.

(4 Posts)
Icanonlytry Sun 03-Mar-13 21:31:46

My friend thought she was about 7 weeks pregnant, she went for an early scan last week and they said they could see an empty sac, she has been for three bloodtests and although the hormone levels have incresed the increase is less than they would expect with a healthy pregnancy so she was told she would miscarry within the next few days. She is due to go back on Wednesday for more bloods and a scan to see what is happening.
I am not sure what I can do to support her, she is in limbo just waiting.
I have spoken to her but don't want her to think I am mithering if she just wants to be alone.
I tried calling her earlier but she didn't answer so was going to send her a text but everything I write seems wrong.
'are you ok?' (obviously not)
'how are you feeling?' (pretty awful I presume)
Just want to hug her and let her know I am there for her but the children are in bed and dp is out. sad

almostanotherday Sun 03-Mar-13 21:38:29

Just send a "here for you text"

Bakingtins Mon 04-Mar-13 07:52:22

I think the urge to hibernate and not face the world is pretty common. She may well want to talk about it at some point but until she's ready all you can say is "thinking of you, here if you need anything".

Icanonlytry Sat 09-Mar-13 11:59:01

Thank you, have seen my friend a few times over the last few days and let her talk (and crysad ) about it. The physical part is almost over for her now but I will make sure I am there to support her in the weeks/months to come.

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