Loss

Navigating the Loss of a Wished-for Child: Grief in Pregnancy and Infant Death

One of the most difficult losses a family can experience is the loss of a wished-for child. It is commonly sudden and unexpected, and the bereaved may be young and/or inexperienced in the process of grief.

Society’s expectation that this is simply a medical misfortune often stands in contradiction to the family’s experience of it being a death and a tragedy. Though we cannot diminish the pain that comes from this loss, we can minimize the roadblocks that may complicate parents’ grief.

In this workshop, presenter Pat Schweibert will:

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