After abortion, women often walk away feeling grief as though they have no right to grieve, no right to struggle emotionally, and no right to feel or express feelings of sadness or emptiness.
Mindfulness is a way of turning your attention to the present moment, to the world around you and the world inside you, and of calming the mind by focusing on the breath.
Telling yourself that truth, so that you can accept it and appreciate what it will take to care for yourself is the key to feeling better and living better.
The symptoms of traumatic grief are complex, often requiring the help of a therapist. The most common symptoms and how to cope with them are listed here.
It seems that much more cruel to have to endure postpartum depression after miscarriage when your arms are empty. Your loss is real. And so is your grief.
Understanding traumatic birth experience. A traumatic birth experience will affect 3 to 5% of women. The trauma isn’t something they can just “get over.” – Barbara Fane, LCSW, BCD, Shrewsbury-NJ