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Find grief support resources for coping with the loss of a child or pregnancy.
The grief of miscarriage, stillbirth or infant loss is not like any other. It is often a silent and unexpected tragedy and there may be no explanation for the loss. When you lose a baby, that relationship did not have a chance to develop. The goodbye came before you had a chance to say hello. You may also mourn the loss of what could have been.
You may feel:
Physical reactions. You may:
Couples who get pregnant after a loss can have feelings of fear and doubt. Here are suggestions for coping with a pregnancy after a loss:
Suggestions for coping:
You may want to think about getting professional help if several weeks have passed and you have any of these symptoms:
It is common to have mood swings after a loss. But get help right away from your doctor, counselor, or the emergency room if you have thoughts of harming yourself or others.
Holidays can be a difficult time. Here are some suggestions for coping:
Call Grief Support Services at 218-786-4402 for more information regarding counseling and grief support groups for children, teens, and adults.