Loss of any kind can be painful, overwhelming, and difficult to cope with, but perinatal loss presents unique challenges that can impact a mother’s relationships, how she feels about herself, and her future. In this episode, my guest, psychotherapist, blogger, and speaker, Sharon Martin, LCSW, and I discuss how mothers can cope with, heal, and carry on after perinatal loss. We explore the common emotions and grief symptoms associated with the loss of a baby, and how to help yourself and others heal from perinatal loss. A powerful episode, in honor of National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month, and October 15th, the infant loss National Day of Remembrance.
For more on this topic, read “Perinatal Loss & Grief: Coping, Hoping, & Healing,” and visit the following links for the two articles referenced in this episode: “How Do I Grieve”: Grief Work & TEARS, and The Do’s & Don’ts of Helping Others Through Grief.