Guest Post: Advice from a Pharmacist: What YOU can do when someone has a miscarriage
There are many things in life you can’t learn from a textbook. I stumbled across this post yesterday and felt the need to share it with my followers.
Thanks to Crazy RxMan for sharing! Please check out his blog!
Valentine’s Day, a day of love and the celebration of love. There will be many babies conceived on this day, but not all will be born. And that’s why I share my thoughts with you today… advice from a pharmacist FOR pharmacists, but the same ideas are for anyone who knows the mother of an angel.
A few years ago I had a close friend lose a baby. She was so thrilled and so happy. I look at photographs of her at the time and her face was just beaming. It was so thrilling and exciting. But tragedy started when she started to spot. She reached out to me for help and I didn’t know what to do. I am a doctor of pharmacy, but I didn’t know what to do. It was all very heart-wrenching and sad, and I just can’t believe that I didn’t know what to do and didn’t try to help her. To this day and with all my heart I regret my actions (and inaction) at the time.
As pharmacists we know what medications to avoid in pregnancy. We can also recommend anxiety medications, depression medications, and even know what the doctor needs to prescribe if the bleeding gets out of hand, but… that’s academic. Often its the patient trust for the pharmacist and she wants a shoulder to lean on and a listening ear. But what do you say? Our training is in medication, not psychology.Here’s some hints and tips from what I’ve learned: