You may have already read that one of my areas of specialization is grief. You may be wondering why I do not include pregnancy loss as part of my grief counseling specialization. The reason is simple: I believe pregnancy loss is a special kind of grief. It requires support from someone who is not only knowledgeable about grief but also about pregnancy loss specifically.
My many years working within the fields of egg donation, surrogacy, adoption, and infertility have allowed me to work in a supportive role with women and their partners as they face pregnancy loss. It's not just that specialized experience though that has given me the opportunity to become an expert in this part of their field, it is that fact that I have worked for over 20 years in some capacity with women. With almost 15% of pregnancies ending in loss, I have been in the supportive counseling role for many women as they learn of their loss and try to move forward afterwards.
While our society does a less than stellar job with acknowledging grief and allowing people to express their grief after a loss, we do an even worse job when that loss is a pregnancy loss. When you come to see me for counseling around pregnancy loss, or losses, you are entering a space where all of your feelings are valid and you are heard.
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“It has been said, 'time heals all wounds.' I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone.” - Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy