When you’re trying to have a baby, losing a pregnancy can be cripplingly devastating.  You may experience feelings of guilt, depression, weakness, or other issues, and it can feel very isolating; even though 15 to 20 percent of all pregnancies end in miscarriage, it is often a topic that people don’t openly discuss, which can make it feel like you’re the only one it’s happening to.

Losing a pregnancy is an incredibly difficult time for those who experience it, and it can be difficult to hear well-meaning friends and family offer advice or condolences in the form of clichés like, “It wasn’t meant to be,” or “You’ll get pregnant again soon.”  Thankfully, you’re not alone—at The Blossom Method in Chicago, we offer comprehensive counseling, therapy and support groups for those experiencing pregnancy loss.

Coping with Pregnancy Loss

If you’ve lost a pregnancy, you know that the rollercoaster of emotions can be draining. Persistent feelings of sadness, guilt and even worthlessness are not uncommon, and the grief can cause things like anxiety, marital problems, sleep problems, mood swings, and changes in appetite. Coping with the loss can be overwhelming, particularly if you don’t know where to start or who to ask for help.

Even the thought of seeking help can cause feelings of weakness or shame, as though there’s something wrong with you.  There are ways you can start dealing with the loss, though, and talking with people who have dealt with similar experiences is a great way to ease your pain and get through this difficult time.

When to Seek Support

If you’re having trouble getting through your daily life and are becoming fixated on the loss and can’t get anything done, it may be time to seek professional support.

  • Pregnancy loss support groups can be a great place to find people who are going through similar problems and emotions, and can be a great place to share what you’re dealing with.
  • At The Blossom Method, we not only offer support groups for pregnancy loss, but also individual support and counseling.
  • Our family counseling options welcome your partner into the therapy session to help everyone involved as you cope, as a strong family unit, with this difficult life situation.

Finding a safe place to seek support and cope with your loss can make a big difference in your emotional well being, so it’s best to try not to feel shy—when you need help getting through a pregnancy loss, we’re here for you. Contact The Blossom Method in Chicago today, and speak with our compassionate grief and loss counselors to help you on your journey to healing.

Upcoming Support Groups

Pregnancy Loss Support Group is on February 23 from 6-7:30pm.
Please note, our support groups are currently for women only. Registration is recommended.

Call 312-854-0061 or email us at info@blossommethod.com to schedule your visit.