all know that at some point in our lives someone we love will die.
Never do we think it will be the loss of a baby or child. If you are
reading this page, you have my heartfelt condolences.
Grief is a process; often a
rocky, windy road There is no one “right” way to grieve. We all
grieve differently and on different timelines.
Any pregnant woman can
experience postpartum depression or anxiety, even if there is no live
baby. Many of the symptoms overlap with grief. You don’t have to
suffer alone. Help is a phone call away.
The feelings associated with loss are many:
-shock and disbelief
-guilt, despair, and shame
-deep sadness and emptiness
-anger and resentment
-loss of control
-anxiety and worry
You are not alone, and you are not to blame.
Resources to Help You Through This Difficult Time
Help After Neonatal Death (HAND) www.handonline.org
HAND of the Peninsula www.handsupport.org/
M.I.S.S. Foundation www.misschildren.org/
Healing Hearts, Baby Loss Comfort www.babylosscomfort.com/grief-resources/
Empty Arms: Coping After Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Infant Death by Sherokee Ilse
Empty Cradle, Broken Heart, Revised Edition: Surviving the Death of Your Baby by Deborah Davis
When Hello Means Goodbye by Kirk and Schwiebert