We are so sorry that you have endured a loss on your journey to parenthood. The loss of a pregnancy or an infant is devastating and traumatic. The path of grieving after pregnancy and infant loss is individual, personal, and hardly simple. There is no right way to walk this journey. There is no timeline to your grief, and it’s not a linear process. However, when you’re ready, there are small steps you can take to help you cope with pregnancy and infant loss.
Please know that your physiological and psychological responses are real and valid. They are a normal result of the deep pain of grief, and these symptoms may wax and wane over time.
It’s essential that we care for ourselves. We can’t navigate life after loss without support and radical self-care.
Caring for your body, mind, and spirit is crucial to processing your grief and integrating healing into your life. We need to tend to and settle our nervous systems in a way that feels supportive to us in order to continue the coping with pregnancy and infant loss process.
Slowly incorporate aspects of self-care into your life. You are creating a toolbox of things that make you feel grounded, safe, and secure. These are not only important for the immediate days and weeks of your loss, but also in the months and years. Tending to your grief and healing is a lifelong process.
We understand that growing your family while having a healthy and happy pregnancy and baby is probably a top priority for you right now.
We created Expectful to help you harness the power of your mind to have a healthy, happy pregnancy and baby.
All of our meditation content is based on interviews with many soon-to-be and new parents just like you, and is created with the help of licensed psychologists, hypnotherapists, and meditation experts. You can practice in just 5 minutes a day.