Pregnancy can be a very stressful time – for new moms and experienced moms but pregnancy can be more stressful for moms who are pregnant again after loss.
Once you live through miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal loss it can be easy to allow the anxiety and fear of that happening again take over the joy of another pregnancy. Having been through so much loss myself, I had to learn how to allow myself the space to both be happy and excited for this new pregnancy without letting the grief overshadow.
It was a difficult balancing act.
Fear and anxiety in pregnancy is normal after loss. I do believe we all deal with it to some degree and surrounding ourselves with supportive people and professionals can turn a terrifying experience into a truly amazing 9 months.
Click to read words of wisdom from 20 Mothers who have been through pregnancy after loss
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