Have you had a miscarriage or experienced the loss of a child? Miami Valley Women’s Center can provide the support you need to heal. You can share your feelings in a safe, open environment with other individuals who have experienced loss.
Through honest communication, understanding, and acceptance, our support group can help you deal with your emotions and move along the road to recovery. It’s okay to feel hurt. Just know you’re not alone. We can help you get through this.
Coping with Loss
The loss of a baby often has a powerful effect on the parents and others close to the situation. Parents and loved ones need time to grieve. Feelings of sadness might be intense, but they will only be temporary. No matter how much it hurts now, keep in mind that you will begin to feel better in the future. Until then, take your time as you unpack your feelings.
Dealing with Grief
Grief is the combination of feelings you experience when you have suffered the death of a loved one. During the hardest times, you might not want to leave your house or even get out of bed. But eventually, as you progress through the stages, you will feel better and be able to move on. Here are the five stages of grief:
At Miami Valley Women’s Center, it’s our goal to provide a safe space for families to support one another through the stages of grief and help you cope and ultimately recover from your loss.
Those who have experienced the loss of a child often feel an overwhelming sense of emptiness, deep pain, and loneliness. Silver Linings is a group where individuals experiencing a similar loss listen and support one another through the stages of grief, healing, and closure. This group provides support for anyone who has had a miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death. Topics include:
- The five stages of grief
- How men and women grieve differently
- The specific grief of miscarriage and infant loss
- How to handle what others say
- Future pregnancies
- Holidays and other milestones
Silver Linings support group meets the first and third Thursdays of each month from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Kettering center. If you would like more information, please reach out to us. We are here to help.