When you learned that you were pregnant, you probably became filled with so many hopeful emotions. You could probably picture your baby’s birth, the day you would bring them home and their first birthday. You looked forward to every little milestone in the years to come with them.
Miscarriage and Infant Loss can be one of the most devastating experiences a person can go through. Feelings of sadness, despair, guilt, anger, disbelief and rage are very common. It can be very difficult to talk about your loss, and your friends and family may not know how to comfort you or to help you express your grief. Whether your loss occurred early or late in your pregnancy, or during/after birth, your feelings are real and valid. It’s important for those feelings to be expressed and processed.
When you lose a baby, it can often feel like nobody understands your loss. Not even your partner really understands, because they’re grieving in their own way. It hurts. Most likely, it hurts worse than anything you’ve ever experienced. Life doesn’t seem fair right now. It’s hard to imagine moving forward. Often times, you are simply going through the motions of life.
Therapy for Pregnancy Loss Can Help
In the first weeks after a miscarriage or loss, just getting out of bed can be difficult and for some people, the emotional experience of loss continue to interfere with their ability to work, take care of themselves or their children, or engage in other parts of their life. Some women have intrusive night mares or flashbacks about the loss. Some engage in destructive behavior or have suicidal thoughts. Others feel stuck in their grief and need help moving forward. Therapy provides a space for you to work through your sadness and other intense feelings.
Please contact me with any questions and to discuss ways that I can help you.