Have you or someone close to you lost a child?
The loss of a child is surely the most devastating thing a parent can experience and the consequences can have long-lasting implications for how the bereaved parents care for other children in the family, including children born after the loss. But bringing these unique challenges to light –and receiving support from others who understand the journey – can make a difference for everyone touched by the loss. Dr. Joann O’Leary and Dr. Jane Warland, both experts in parenting after loss, bring rich insights and useful tips for moving forward (or helping someone you know move forward) after loss.
Have you or someone close to you lost a child? What resources were available to help? Please share your thoughts in our REPLY space below!
For “Parenting paradox: Parenting after infant loss,” click here.
For “Sibling grief after perinatal loss,” click here.
For “Bereaved parents’ perception of the grandparents’ reactions to perinatal loss and the pregnancy that follows,” click here.
For “Gifts from the deceased sibling to the siblings born after loss,” click here.
For JM Birth Consultants International, click here.