fertility, grief, miscarriage, Parenting, perinatal, pregnancy, pregnancy loss, Pregnancy Termination

Confused by the different terms that describe pregnancy loss?

If you are trying to have a baby, or have just found out you are pregnant, you might be hearing all types of words that describe different forms of pregnancy loss.  All the jargon can get really confusing and scary. I like this simple summary of the different terms that are used to describe the… Continue reading Confused by the different terms that describe pregnancy loss?

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fertility, Fertility Resources and Links, grief, mental health, miscarriage, New baby, Parenting, perinatal, pregnancy, pregnancy loss, Pregnancy Termination

Support is available after diagnosis of abnormality in pregnancy

I am incredibly excited to announce the launch of our new website providing information and support to women and couples who have had abnormalities detected in pregnancy.  This website helps guide you through the decision making process of whether or not to continue the pregnancy.  For those who do choose to terminate, further support and… Continue reading Support is available after diagnosis of abnormality in pregnancy

fertility, grief

Grief and infertility

This is a beautiful blog about the (often unrecognised) grief of infertility http://www.huffingtonpost.com/colleen-berge/infertility-a-grief-no-one-sees_b_8978064.html? “We are mourning something intangible — what never was and what never will be. Because of this, it can also be difficult for others to grasp.”

fertility, grief, mental health

When grief doesn’t end

This is a really beautiful article describing the experience of "complicated grief".  As the article explains:  “Complicated grief is like a wound that doesn’t heal and can follow the loss of any close relationship. The risk of complicated grief is greatest — 10 percent to 20 percent — among those who lose a romantic partner… Continue reading When grief doesn’t end

fertility, grief, Parenting, pregnancy loss

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

Today is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.  The International Wave of Light invites participants from around the world to light a candle in honour of the babies who don't survive pregnancy or early infancy. The Wave Begins today at 7pm (October 15) in your respective time zone, and the intention is to leave a… Continue reading Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

fertility, grief, Parenting, pregnancy loss

Stillbirth in Australia

The rate of stillbirth (pregnancy loss at or after 20 weeks gestation) remains at 1% of all Australian pregnancies.  Many families who have experienced the loss of their baby late in pregnancy suffer ignorance and insensitivity from family and friends who fail to recognise the significance of the loss.  This article from SBS News explains… Continue reading Stillbirth in Australia

mental health, Parenting

“The Happiness Jar”

One of my beautiful clients recently introduced me to a website she had found called www.stillmothers.com. She has had some really tough times over the past few years and I have had the absolute honour of spending time with her as she has talked through (at various times) her joy, fear, pain, loss and grief. Tonight… Continue reading “The Happiness Jar”