Pregnancy and Pregnancy Loss

Congratulations, you’re pregnant—with multiples! These words can be both exhilarating and terrifying. Especially if the safety of one or more of the fetuses is at stake. You and your partner have to choose whether selective reduction is right for you, the pregnancy, and your family—but the decision is heartbreaking. Thankfully, although it’s a stressful decision… Read more

It’s natural to feel anxious during pregnancy. But if you were (or are) pregnant during COVID-19, that anxiety was probably even more intense. During pregnancy, you went through a lot of physical and mental changes. One month you felt sick to your stomach but happy and excited for your new baby. The next month you… Read more

How to deal with the pain of losing your baby on Father’s Day More often than not, fathers are forgotten in their grief after pregnancy loss. But fathers grieve the loss of a baby too. And Father’s Day after miscarriage can feel lonely, painful, and confusing for a fathers-at-heart. You were expecting to be a… Read more

What It Is and What You Can Do Losing your baby feels like part of your own body and soul has been ripped from you. And it might seem like all your happiness and hope left too. As if the pain of losing your baby wasn’t enough, many factors can make the grief after pregnancy… Read more

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