Pregnancy Loss Psychotherapy

A pregnancy loss during any stage of pregnancy is very emotionally painful and can turn your world upside down. Psychotherapeutically, I provide specialized counseling for women and their partners who suffer miscarriage, stillbirth, pregnancy complications, fetal anomalies, and elective pregnancy termination. I also offer support to women and couples navigating the delicate process of trying to conceive again following recurring pregnancy losses.

Commonly, in the aftermath of your loss, you likely experience shock, deep sadness, anger, longing, anger and confusion. You and your partner may be preoccupied with why or how you experienced the loss, and feel as if you are lacking a complete sense of control. Anxiety may cloud your continual family building steps, and you may feel a great sense of isolation as friends and family members go on to carry “seamlessly easy” pregnancies.

Common emotional experiences you and your partner may encounter following your pregnancy loss are:

  • Waves of overwhelming emotions                      

  • Crying spells

  • Irritability

  • Difficulty concentrating

  • Difficulty relating to others

  • Numbness

  • Feelings of emptiness and despair

  • Grieving

  • Feelings of depression

  • Angry outbursts

  • Ambivalence regarding future pregnancies

  • Relationship Tension

 

While often it is immensely difficult to cope with your pregnancy loss, research indicates that early psychological intervention significantly reduces emotional distress, anxiety and depression in the first year following pregnancy loss. Contact me today to explore the path to your emotional healing today.

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