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Shattered Dreams – Grieving Pregnancy & Infant Loss

Shattered Dreams – Grieving Pregnancy & Infant Loss

The death of an infant is a profound loss, and it is important to acknowledge families’ need to grieve for their babies. The death of a baby is especially difficult to endure because parents envision an entire lifetime for their baby from the moment the pregnancy is...
Pregnancy & Infant Loss – Supporting Someone You Love

Pregnancy & Infant Loss – Supporting Someone You Love

Nearly one in four pregnancies ends in a loss. So, chances are, not only do you know one person who has suffered a pregnancy loss, but you probably know multiple people. It can be difficult to know how to respond to a loved one, friend or co-worker who has lost a...
4 Types of Unexpected Grief

4 Types of Unexpected Grief

Grief is most often associated with death. As a culture, we struggle with grief. So, it is not surprising given our difficulty with grief, and the narrow definition associated with death, that we fail to recognize the range of human experiences that can trigger a...
Ambiguous Grief – What Is It?

Ambiguous Grief – What Is It?

Grief is hard under any circumstance. But some circumstances add extra layers of challenge, as in the case of ambiguous grief. Ambiguous grief involves the grieving of someone who is still alive. They are here in body but psychologically they are no longer present. In...
Empty Arms – The Pain of Pregnancy & Infant Loss

Empty Arms – The Pain of Pregnancy & Infant Loss

There is no more profound loss that the loss of a baby. It is a unique and agonizing pain that can leave families adrift in a sea of questions that often can never be answered; a sea of pain that can be all-consuming; a sea of doubt regarding the meaning of life; and...
Recovery After Grief & Loss – It Is Possible

Recovery After Grief & Loss – It Is Possible

I have been through grief. There was a time when I felt that I would never see the world in full colour again. Everything felt dulled by the grief that took up so much space in my life. Over time, with support and help, the world brightened again. I felt changed by...
Grief after Infant Loss

Grief after Infant Loss

When a couple loses a baby, it is a profound loss with a pain that is unimaginable. The world no longer makes sense; the world no longer seems fair or just. You lose an entire lifetime that you began to envision from the moment your pregnancy was confirmed – all of...