Pregnancy/Infant Loss


From the moment a woman learns that she is pregnant, she often starts envisioning her future. For 20% of the population, this vision is cut short by a devastating miscarriage or stillbirth. For many women and their partners, losing a pregnancy or infant may be one of the most emotionally challenging experiences of their lives. Various feelings such as shock, sadness, anger, and guilt are common and deserve attention and care, as many people find their families and friends to be at a loss at how best to support them. Research shows that early professional support can effectively decrease emotional distress, depression, and anxiety in the first year following a miscarriage or stillbirth.