Today marks four years since I lost Triton. The grief today has hit me harder then I expected it to, but I was as prepared for it as I could be. Grief never really goes away, you just sort of get used to it always being around. It doesn’t randomly knock on me as often as it did a few years ago, but for sure on days like today I can feel it’s weight on me. I am being kinder to myself today, celebrating his birth with a cake and letting myself feel what I feel without shame.
Navigating the grief of baby loss — whether that be due to ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death — can feel isolating and lonely. There is still this overall silence we feel, but for healthy grieving to occur (which is very important), we must be given the space to heal through talking, sharing and gathering resources.
Thankfully, there are some amazing support sites available for individuals, families and friends who have been touched by baby loss and perinatal grief. Support groups that give us the space to heal and grieve and talk ,while giving us valuable resources and a space to connect and remove that isolation feeling.
Click through for 10 websites dedicated to healing, support and grief support all baby loss parents should bookmark and visit:
Related: My feelings in response to the comments on this post – I Felt Ignored When Screaming For Support
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