Grief over a lost pregnancy
Grief over a lost pregnancy. There are many subtitles that are under a lost pregnancy. The first is a miscarriage. A miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a fetus before the 20th week of pregnancy. Approximately half of all fertilized are lost spontaneously, usually before the woman knows she is pregnant. Among women who know they are pregnant, about 10% to 25% will have a miscarriage. Most miscarriages occur during the first 7 weeks of pregnancy. The rate of miscarriage drops after the baby’s heartbeat is detected. The risk for miscarriage increases after age 30 and becomes even higher between ages 35 and 40. The risk is the highest after age 40, and in women who have had several miscarriages.
Early stillbirth is a fetal death that occurs between 20 and 27 weeks. A late stillbirth occurs between 28 and 36 weeks of pregnancy. A term stillbirth occurs between 37 or more weeks of pregnancy. Stillbirths occur in about 1 in 160 births. Medical technology has reduced the number of late stillbirths, and the rate of early stillbirths is about the same.
Grief is an individualized feeling, grief takes as long as it takes. This means everyone processes grief differently and learns to deal with it. Hopeful Beginnings is there for counseling you for grief over a lost pregnancy. No matter what kind of loss you experience, whether it be an early miscarriage or the death of your newborn, the experience of losing a child can have deep and lasting effects on your mental health.
All you have to do is call 847-870-8181 and make an appointment. We will be happy to assess the type of grief you are going through, and then provide a plan for therapy. It is scary, but please know that you are in good, compassionate hands. Each woman is treated with the utmost respect, and we can go at your pace. Even women with postpartum depression from the hormones of pregnancy post-abortion, along with guilt and other feelings can be treated. All women are entitled to treatment. Each therapist is skilled in all the counseling that we are known to provide.