Coping With Pregnancy Loss


The loss of a baby is a heartbreaking experience. It's devastating for you and the people who love you. It can be hard to know how to deal with the pain. But there are some things you can do to help you move forward.

Immediate decisions

First, you may have some decisions to make right away. You may want to name your baby. You may want a religious blessing. You may want photos of your baby. These can all be comforting for many people. You'll have to decide what's right for you.

Be open and honest

Take the time you need to grieve. Talk with your partner. Discuss your feelings. You may both choose to deal with this in different ways, and that's OK. Reach out to family and friends, too. They may not know what to say, so be honest with them about how you are feeling and how they can help. Focus on getting through one day at a time.

Focus on health

Make sure you don't neglect your health. Eat a nutritious diet, get plenty of sleep and try to exercise every day. Avoid turning to alcohol or drugs. This is unhealthy and dangerous.


If you feel depressed or overwhelmed and these feelings aren't going away, tell your doctor. There are many things that can help you, including medications, therapy and support groups. Your doctor will make sure you get the care you need.