Pregnancy and Pregnancy Loss

Couples therapy can help mothers and fathers grieve the loss of their baby together. Parents who lose a child experience tremendous grief and pain. It doesn’t matter how old that baby is, or even if it had yet to be born. In pregnancy loss, it’s usually only the mother’s pain that’s acknowledged—but fathers grieve the… Read more

Along with all the cheer and excitement of the holidays, stress, expectations, and obligations often follow. And with this year’s holiday season bringing up all new stressors, you may need a refresher course on strategies to prevent holiday blues. You might be familiar with holiday blues: You’re supposed to be preparing for a happy family… Read more

It’s not easy going through infertility and pregnancy loss at any time. But going through one or both during a pandemic can feel impossible. Everything around you is overwhelming, scary, and unpredictable. You might feel anxious about the consequences of your smallest actions or about the state of things much larger than yourself. And to… Read more

Miscarriage trauma is a real thing. Some women who experience a miscarriage also experience symptoms of trauma and even PTSD. While you might be surprised to learn about the intensity of the miscarriage experience, you might not be surprised to hear that trauma requires healing. If you and your partner have suffered a miscarriage, these… Read more

There’s no doubt about it, pregnancy loss is one of the biggest challenges that can hit a relationship. Even though an estimated 20% of pregnancies end in a loss, miscarriage is not a common topic of conversation, and partners end up feeling very alone—even within their romantic relationship. So how do you solidify your relationship… Read more

If your relationship feels strained or tired, try using exercises for emotional connection to rejuvenate and strengthen your bond. Research shows that social connection benefits our physical, emotional, and mental health. When we have secure emotional connections, we feel more confident, more independent, and we’re more likely to be successful. It may not come as… Read more

The festive season is upon us, and maybe you thought you’d be pregnant by now. Or maybe you’ve been grappling with infertility for a while now, and it feels like everyone know. Whatever the case, it may feel like the holidays and infertility just don’t mix. If you are dreading the upcoming season of friend… Read more

Though pregnancy loss affects both men and women, they respond differently. The father’s reaction to the loss of a baby is often less outwardly obvious compared to the mother’s expression of grief . This difference in grieving may be wrongly interpreted as “men do not grieve the loss of a baby.” That is certainly not… Read more

In our society, pregnancy is often idealized as a total “bliss.” Even early stages of pregnancy are celebrated on social media with postings of ultrasound pictures, invitations for gender revealing parties, and baby showers. While it is understandable that women want to share their excitement about their child-to-be, it can also creates a great deal… Read more

Pregnancy is an intense experience for everyone. It puts new demands on your body and your mind. The constant physical and emotional change can be taxing. Pregnancy can compromise your ability to cope at your work, nurture your relationship, or take care of your child. While pregnant, you likely have little or no time to… Read more