Pregnancy Loss and the Stages of Grief: Acceptance

Pregnancy Loss and the Stages of Grief: Acceptance

Eventually, I had to accept my loss each and every time.  Accepting it did not mean it was ok. People confuse acceptance with the feeling that it must be ok or acceptable now. That’s not…

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Pregnancy Loss and the Stages of Grief: Depression

Pregnancy Loss and the Stages of Grief: Depression

After the anger and I realized no amount of looking back would change what was. I had to accept I was no longer pregnant and then I became unbearably sad. There were days I was…

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Pregnancy Loss and the Stages of Grief: Bargaining

Pregnancy Loss and the Stages of Grief: Bargaining

What did I do to deserve this and what could I do so to make it different? These questions went thru my mind so often. A lot of moms and fathers blame themselves when they lose…

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Pregnancy Loss and the Stages of Grief: Anger

Pregnancy Loss and the Stages of Grief: Anger

Once I finally accepted what happened I laid in bed and ignored calls for about a week. I did not want to deal with anyone. The thing is I was not sad. I was angry.…

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Pregnancy Loss and the Stages of Grief: Denial

Pregnancy Loss and the Stages of Grief: Denial

I was laying in bed when my water broke. I was only 21 weeks along.  My husband met me at the hospital. Laying in bed waiting for the doctor I kept saying it’s going to…

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