Losing a baby through miscarriage can be a devastating experience. The effects of grief can be overwhelming and can affect every area of your life. Many women are engulfed by differing emotions that seem hard to bear.
Sometimes these feelings are very strong when you first lose your baby, but they can recur many months or even years later.
Because you and your circumstances are unique you may feel:
devoid of emotion, numb or empty
that you are to blame in some way
depressed or deeply sad and disappointed
angry or anxious
confused, lost, unable to cope with everyday life
a huge sense of loss
It is important to be patient with yourself. Allow yourself to recover from the physical and emotional effects of what you have been through. Remember that each person recovers at their own pace. Sometimes feelings can take a while to emerge; you may have lost your baby years ago and still be grieving.
At Talk It Over, you will find a safe place. We have time to listen, we understand and we care about you. We can provide space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings, to talk about losing your baby and how this loss has affected you and your family.
Some clients find they just need one or two sessions to share their story and speak openly about their feelings. Others may need more long term support, in which case we offer ‘My Journey’. This is a sensitive one-to-one grief recovery programme that supports you and equips you to deal with the emotions you may be experiencing, helping you to find the resources you need to relate to your experience more healthily.
“ The opportunity to speak to someone outside my circle of family and friends was invaluable. The tools and exercises I worked through were helpful because they helped me to identify my feelings and move towards acceptance. ”
“ For the first time I was able to speak to someone, to talk things through honestly and say how I felt rather than the usual ‘don’t worry, you can get pregnant again. ”