Oct 4, 2021
Today’s episode turns to pregnancy and infant loss as we
acknowledge October as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.
We want to spend time honoring all parents who have experienced
this unique type of loss. Everyone who experiences a pregnancy or
infant loss goes through the grief in their own way and at their
own pace, and there are specific ways that we can offer support.
Let’s dive into this difficult subject together.
- Why you owe no one an explanation about how you feel, why you
feel it, or how long you feel it.
- Why people very often don’t know what to say for a number of
- Why some people may choose not to share openly about their
- Why shame, blame, and trauma accompany this kind of
- How we can help erase the stigma, silence, and isolation that
many people feel after a loss
- How it’s common to experience worry and anxiety in trying to
become pregnant again after a loss
- How grief is not a linear process that begins and ends but
affects multiple aspects of life
- How dates become significant in loss for many people, but
others may feel awkward about remembering
- Why it’s OK to tell people to ask how you’re doing, check in on
you, help remember the date, etc.
- Many great supports are available; check out our Resources
PSI Check out the therapist directory, free
support groups, and more!
Return to Zero: Hope Check out the many
Pregnancy After Loss Support
in Loss on Instagram
Dr. Jessica Zucker
I Had a Miscarriage by
Star Legacy Foundation
Mom & Mind Loss-Related Episodes: 208, 206, 200, and
188--Visit Dr. Kaeni.