Fear, Anxiety and Loss
Well, it has been quite a while since I have posted any new material here, but I do regularly add new posts related to psychology, fertility and perinatal wellbeing to my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/QLDFamilySupport/?ref=bookmarks.
But I spotted this article a few days ago and I wanted to add the link here as well. This experience of anxiety after loss can be so debilitating for bereaved parents, particaulry if/when they embark on a subsequent pregnancy – but it seems to be so under-acknowledged. Parents are bombarded with comments/questions about the new pregnancy “You must be excited”, “You are so lucky to have fallen pregnant again so quickly”, etc. But there seems to be a real lack of understanding that the anxiety for another loss, and guilt for “moving on” from the previous loss remains like a ball of lead in the belly of these parents. It’s only a brief piece, but I really appreciate the honest writing in this article https://stillstandingmag.com/2018/06/managing-fear-and-anxiety-after-loss/