Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.
Words can be difficult in times of loss, and especially so to a grieving parent after the loss of their baby. Over a million pregnancies end in miscarriages or stillbirths each year, according to the CDC. Despite our modern medicine and technology, one in four women will miscarry.
The death of a baby is one of the most painful things that can happen to a family. You may never really get over your baby’s death. But you can move through your grief to healing. You may have a lot of feelings as you grieve, and may feel angry, sad and confused. You and your partner may show your feelings differently.
Take care of yourself in your healing journey. Your body and your emotions need time to recover after pregnancy. Find special ways for you and your family to remember your baby.
Family and Friends: How can you give gentle support and compassionate care?
National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month has become a safe space for those grieving a loss and others trying to understand and comfort. There are activities and community resources available, and closer than you think. It may be helpful to join a support or bereavement group, such as Compassionate Friends, speaking with a therapist, or trusted religious/spiritual leader.
Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine have shown tremendous success in supporting individuals suffering with grief and sadness due to loss.
We are available to support you, and those you love who are suffering with loss.