Pregnancy loss

The loss of a child during pregnancy can result in an intense grief response. Whether miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal loss, termination or foetal abnormality, the emotional impact can be devastating. Some women report feeling guilt, shame, self-doubt and may suddenly become afraid of losing other things in their life, like close relationships, loved ones, or their sanity. Sometimes it can be hard to make sense of the grief process after losing a pregnancy and some women feel hesitant to tell others about how they are really coping. A psychologist understands the shifting emotions of denial, anger, bargaining, and depression and will help guide you through this rollercoaster. Talking to someone about your loss can often be the best treatment for grief. A psychologist can also supply you with resources and specific strategies that will help you through this time.