Tag archive: Body after loss

Loss is also a physical thing

Loss is also a physical thing

If you would have asked me to describe stillbirth, pregnancy or infant loss before I experienced mine, I would have used keywords such as: heartbreak, emotional trauma, psychological trauma, and so on. Although that’s all accurate, there’s a lot more to it than just the mental, emotional and psychological effects. Physical trauma plays a big…

How loss is survived

How loss is survived

I had a terrible day today. A lot of things happened that transported me all the way back to the day my OB told me were going to lose our daughter, that she was never going to live, that she would never grow up, learn to walk, go to school, play with her friends, fall…

Hormones, restored in their balance

Hormones, restored in their balance

A while ago I told you about how my hormone imbalance was driving me crazy. The terrible sadness and grief I already go through in this very difficult time, is worsened by the birth control pills I was taking to heal from the curettage they performed a few weeks earlier. I was barely holding on,…

Hormone imbalance plus loss

Hormone imbalance plus loss

The day we conceive, our body starts to undertake major changes in our hormonal system to support that pregnancy so we can deliver a healthy baby. That is why we experience so many overwhelming emotions when we are pregnant. We react to that hormone imbalance by being very happy, very sad or even very mad….

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