Few therapists specialize in child or grief, but I believe many general therapists can still be a great match. Here are some questions to help you interview.
Going overdue in pregnancy is common. The average first-time mom goes into labor naturally at 41 weeks, 1 day. Following the publication of the results of the ARRIVE study, there has been talk recently about recommended induction at 39 weeks. Some are cautiously for this proposal. Some are not. This is one case study about Read more
The experience of pregnancy after loss can be complex and terrifying. Getting pregnant quickly or secondary infertility; worry over potential signs of danger; thoughts on when and how to share news about subsequent children; confusion surrounding simultaneous feelings of both grief and joy. If you are pregnant or attempting pregnancy after loss, my heart is with you. I have included resources here that were useful to me in my process. Please take what you find useful, and discard the rest.
One of the things that hurt most about my son’s death was how none of my providers (and none of the books!) discussed the risks with me during my pregnancy. So if you are here, reading this page, I thank you. You are taking the first of several important steps in changing a culture of silence around this dangerous subject.
Planning the funeral for a baby who died before, during, or shortly after birth is a difficult process. Not only because the death of any child is heartbreaking, but also because logistically, the typical funeral service isn’t geared towards honoring the briefest of lives. This post is a comprehensive list of choices and options in planning a funeral for your infant child.