Grief following the death of your child is an enormously intense and enduring experience, which can turn into long-term depression and you may struggle to get out of bed in the morning; you may find lots of things triggering and be constantly close to tears. Loss can also be the catalyst for any unresolved problems coming back to the fore and bringing about a wide range of emotions, including guilt and anger. Not everyone will need or want professional help and the support of family, friends or talking to other parents who have been through a similar loss, may be enough.
At the moment, when the government is telling us to stay at home and only go out for food, health reasons or work (if we cannot work from home) - not to meet others, even friends or family - many of us are feeling very lonely. If you have lost a baby, you may feel you need your friends and family more than ever and now, when you can't socialise, things may feel very difficult.
Many people who have suffered a loss benefit from having counselling, which is a talking therapy. The relationship between a client and a counsellor is different from any other and people often feel at liberty to delve deeper into those often unexplored feelings, with someone who isn't a friend or related, but a professional. A counsellor will listen to you without passing judgment and help you develop coping mechanisms.
In these unprecedented times and, even if you never considered counselling before, why not give it a try? At Muma Nurture we are keeping up to date with the latest advice in this rapidly changing situation and, although we can't man our office, we are still offering our services online.
If you would like to explore your feelings around losing your baby, please contact Muma Nurture and we’ll arrange for you to talk to one of our qualified counsellors - by phone or video chat.
We are here to help!