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Loss & Grief in Pregnancy & Postpartum

Experiencing the loss of a pregnancy, infant, or child brings unimaginable pain and grief, and can make you feel alone and lost. We want you to know that there are good resources for your loss and grief that provide non-judgmental support,information, and connection with others. We’ve listed some below and hope that you find them useful. Please also look at our international support map for resources near you or email us at support@postpartum.net.

If you are recovering from the loss of a loved one due to suicide, please visit our resource page dedicated to the memory of those we have lost.

Perinatal Mental Health Discussion Tool for Parents Experiencing Loss

As many as 1 in 7 moms (1 in 10 dads) experience symptoms of depression and anxiety during the postpartum
period. People of every age, income level, race and culture can develop Perinatal Mood Disorders (PMDs)
during pregnancy and within the first year after delivery. Parents who are grieving the loss of a child may
experience many of these symptoms, which is a normal part of the grieving process. If the symptoms worsen or
persist for longer than two weeks you may be experiencing a mood disorder. This tool can help track your
symptoms and be a resource to help you discuss them with your medical provider. Being your own advocate is
okay and you deserve to be well.

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Additional Resources

These links are provided for your convenience and are not under the control of Postpartum Support International, and are not intended as an endorsement or an affiliation by Postpartum Support International of the organization or individual so linked or named.

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