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Pregnancy & Infant Loss

You don’t have to face this alone.

There is no more profound loss than 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 a sea of fear about how to go on living when a piece of them died too.

The Relationship Centre

During this tender time, loss can touch women in a variety of ways. It may be a first trimester miscarriage, the devastating dilemma of making a decision to terminate, a late term loss, stillbirth or the loss of an infant hours, weeks or months following birth. Although they present some unique experiences for each woman, they all share a sense of earth shattering grief, sadness and loss. But there is HOPE.

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Therapy can help:
 
  • Have a safe place to explore and work through the painful emotions related to the loss of your baby
  • Manage triggers and develop a plan for self-care
  • Plan for events or celebrations that will be difficult to experience without your baby
  • Find ways to honour and remember your baby
  • Practice compassion as you find your way through this loss
  • Take care of your relationship with your partner as you may each grieve differently
Dads need help too…

Most of the time the mother is the centre of attention when it comes to infant loss. Perhaps because it is her body that carries that baby, gives birth or loses that baby either before or after birth. But there is another person to consider, the baby’s dad. It can be difficult to suffer a loss while trying to support your partner and keep a brave face for others affected by the loss.

Therapy can help you:

  • Understand what you are experiencing because of your loss
  • Learn how you can process your pain openly and honestly
  • Communicate with your partner how you feel
  • Lay down the shield (privately) so you too can heal and grow
  • Learn what your partner needs and how to support her in her grief
  • Take care of your relationship with your partner as you may each grieve differently

We know your loss is devastating.

But you don’t have to go through this alone. There is HOPE.
Let us help you find it.

Other Helpful Resources

Quinte Pregnancy & Infant Loss Network

For more info contact: Loralee McInroy

Email Loralee

Empty Cradle, Broken Heart

Surviving the Death of Your Baby

Deborah L. Davis

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Network

Organization families turn to for support and hope in dealing with pregnancy and infant loss.

1-888-303-7245