Healing the body

Pregnancy loss generally includes miscarriage, stillbirth, and neo-natal (death occurring in the first 28 days of life) death. Society is starting to understand the impact of grief on an individual, but, when it comes to pregnancy loss, if the loss is even acknowledged, it is often minimized. Pregnancy loss is a real loss! Those who have experienced a pregnancy loss experience the same symptoms and intensity of grief as any other type of loss. In addition, there are some unique grief issues that accompany pregnancy loss which are not present with other types of deaths. Concerns range from subsequent pregnancies to relationship issues. These and many other issues can complicate one’s grief journey. If you or someone you care about has experienced a pregnancy loss, use this discussion group to express your feelings, find support, and learn more about this subject.

Healing the body

Postby andygetz » Tue Sep 29, 2015 9:44 am

Pregnancy loss can be a devastating experience. The mind is trying to take in that what was supposed to be a time of joy, has become one of suffering. There are many emotional adjustments to be made. It is also important to remember that your body has been preparing to nurture a baby and is now adjusting to that loss. At a time when self care may be challenging, it is crucial to pay attention to your physical needs. Hormonal changes are talking place. You may continue to need more rest. Your body deserves love and caring at this time. Difficult as it may be try to eat well and be gentle with yourself. Getting outside to take a walk might help. If you have observations about how your body responded following pregnancy loss and advice about what was helpful to you, please share your wisdom here.
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