Counselling for Pregnancy Loss and Infant Loss

I am sorry for your loss

and I am sorry you are here - in this corner of the internet, researching supports for pregnancy and infant loss. You might be searching for information, a space to process your emotions, tools to cope, a space to heal, and a space to explore a path forward.

I know you are hurting. You are not alone in this

A deep Grief

The loss of a wanted baby or pregnancy can bring deep grief. You were attached to that baby, and you are feeling the profound loss. No matter how far along you were. You are also grieving the hopes and dreams you had for your baby, your family, and yourself.

Pregnancy loss can be isolating. Perhaps people in your life did not know about the pregnancy. Maybe they did know about the pregnancy and now they need to be informed about the loss.

Despite being pretty common (roughly 1 in 4 pregnancies will end in loss), it is a type of loss that few people discuss. Many people also do not know how to support someone going through pregnancy loss. Cue the well-intentioned-but-not-very-helpful comments from loved ones.

Therefore, pregnancy loss can feel extremely lonely at a time when you need support the most.

It is all hard.

Pregnancy Loss can be traumatic.

In addition to the pregnancy loss therapy outlined above, if trauma is part of your loss experience, we can process and heal using EMDR therapy. For more information on EMDR therapy, click here and Birth and Reproductive Trauma therapy, click here.

Pregnancy Loss can impact relationships

You and your partner are going through this together, but you also are experiencing it in very different ways. It is not uncommon for a discrepancy exist in how partners experience the pregnancy loss. For example, it might be helpful for one person to talk about the loss while it is not helpful for the other person to talk about the loss.

This can lead to reduced understanding and support and can also place a strain on the relationship.

Pregnancy Loss can impact mental health.

In addition to the grief, many people who experience pregnancy loss might also struggle with shame, self-blame, resentment, envy, anger, trauma,  anxiety, and depression. Therapy for pregnancy loss can help make sure you are coping and managing these additional mental health struggles.

It can be really hard. You do not need to struggle alone.

Pregnancy and infant loss can involve many experiences:

  • before and after abortion care
  • early pregnancy loss
  • late pregnancy loss
  • recurrent pregnancy loss
  • termination for medical reasons (TFMR)
  • termination for non-medical reasons
  • embryo loss
  • infertility
  • ectopic pregnancy
  • chemical pregnancy
  • SIDS
  • infant loss
  • stillbirth
  • pregnancy after loss
  • parenting after loss

Book a FREE, 20-minute phone consultation

Individual and Couples Counselling Available for Pregnancy loss.

As a Registered Psychologist trained in perinatal mental health and couples counselling, I offer both individual counselling and couples counselling - depending on what you need most right now.

I am a Certified Perinatal Mental Health Therapist (PMH-C) and help many individuals and couples navigate the grief and struggles that accompany pregnancy loss.

To learn more about my perinatal specialty, click here.

To learn more about my couples counselling work, click here.

If your pregnancy loss is part of a larger infertility journey, you can learn more about my infertility counselling here.

Certified Perinatal Mental Health Professional (PMH-C) Perinatal Postpartum Birth Trauma

Effective and Supportive Virtual Therapy for Pregnancy Loss

Heal in the comfort of your own home.   Virtual therapy for pregnancy loss is available for residents of Alberta, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick (18+).

Virtual therapy is just as effective as in-person therapy but much more accessible and convenient. Reach out today!

Hopeful Horizons

Holding Hope for a Better Tomorrow

You don't need to go through this alone!

Schedule a free phone consultation or first appointment today!