Pregnancy loss is an impactful experience.
Some sources estimate that as many as 1 in 4 individuals have experienced a pregnancy loss.
That is a staggering number, and the impact of these losses is often minimized and misunderstood.
Our culture has a hard time honoring death and loss appropriately. When this type of loss involves a child, ironically, there is sometimes even less tolerance for it.
But to those who lost the child, the experience can leave an everlasting emotional mark.
Loss of a child during pregnancy has consequences.
Losing a child during pregnancy, primarily if it occurs more than once, is a discouraging experience and can have long-term impacts.
Many parents suffer prolonged grief and PTSD from these experiences and may do so in silence and secrecy.
Isolation and disconnection are some of the most problematic things a person can experience while grieving the loss of a child, and they almost always make a challenging situation that much worse.
Unfortunately, society sometimes provides little support for couples suffering from that loss.
Struggling to have a child is discouraging.
According to Mayo Clinic, 10% to 15% of couples suffer from infertility. Dealing with infertility can impact a couple’s personal life with family and friends while creating potential relationship problems for the couple.
Suffering from infertility can create emotional stress, and striving to enhance fertility through medical interventions is expensive.
When couples must interact with the medical system due to problems with infertility, their grief is often made more complex by their ongoing experiences within this system.
You don’t need to be alone with these struggles.
The loss of a child during pregnancy and infertility are real experiences that impact and matter to you. I want you to know you are not alone.
Talking about your experiences with a trusted professional can help you deal with the grief and find ways to navigate a path to becoming a parent after your loss if that is what you want.
If becoming a parent is not possible or is not what you choose, talking about this path is essential, too.
The loss of a child forever changes us, but we can also live whole and fulfilled lives in time. I am here to help you on your journey and support you in your grief as you find a path forward.
Let’s explore how I can help you find a way through your pain.