“Unfortunately, grief and loss are part of the human condition.”
If we live long enough, we will all experience grief and loss. Grief is a natural response to loss. It might be a miscarriage, loved one, job, pet or way of life. You may also experience a sense of loss when children leave home.
Everyone responds differently to grief and loss. For some people, they might find it helpful to talk openly about their loss. For others, it may be too difficult to talk openly about the experience. Yet for others, they may simply prefer some time out or to spend some time alone. Most importantly, you need to process your loss in some way.
Grief can affect many parts of your life and is expressed differently from person to person. Your emotions, thoughts and behaviour may be impacted, as well as your beliefs, sense of self and identity. Just as importantly, our relationships with others and physical health may also be affected.
Grief has no set pattern. Because of this, everyone experiences grief differently. Some people may grieve for years – for others it can be a matter of weeks or even days. However, taking the time to process your loss, miscarriage or stillbirth will help you begin to create new habits and experiences that work around your loss.
Grieving takes time. Everyone has their own unique way of grieving, so it’s important to have friends and family to talk to about your loss. Working with a supportive Psychologist can help you process your grief in an appropriate way.
Most importantly, talking with a non-judgmental, supportive Psychologist can help you process your loss and plan for the future. Because you may be considering treatment for infertility or trying to conceive again, it is important to consider the impact of your grief.
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