Some of you are aware of my recent pregnancy loss. Because I had never miscarried until now, I learned a lot in the process and wanted to share my experience in case someone may benefit from the story.
While I think the title serves as a sufficient trigger warning, I will emphasize here that you may not want to read this if you’re struggling emotionally with a completed miscarriage. I got through the incident with relatively little emotional pain, so I worry that my clinical account of the experience may seem flip to those who are grieving a loss of any kind. I’m writing this because I was pressured to go to the hospital for a dilation and curettage procedure, aka a D&C, and I want other women to know how I made the decision to refuse the surgery in case they are in a similar situation. I spent a lot of time doing research online about the procedure and my options in terms of medical interventions and alternatives, so if this post pops up in the future, I hope someone will find it helpful.