STILLBIRTH AND LOSS
Death is always difficult for those left but when having to deal with the death of a child the experience is especially upsetting. This is a grief that has been described as "beyond endurance". It is difficult for the parent to accept the reality of death after a life so short.
Where stillbirth is involved (baby born dead anytime after 24 weeks of pregnancy), the loss is equally intense. In any such situation feelings of anger, despondency, guilt and unanswered questions can appear never ending. Often the grief can lead to tensions between partners and within families. It is impossible to express feelings to those close and often partners can begin to drift apart by their individual grief.
If you are in this situation and feel you need help to get you through this sometimes unbearable pain - WPH have professionally trainged counsellors here to help. Telephone to make an appointment or alternatively contact our helpline.