miscarriage and pregnancy loss treatment in Colorado
You have recently experienced a miscarriage or pregnancy loss, and the emotional impact is more devastating than you thought. You are likely experiencing a grief reaction, possibly thinking that the loss is your fault, feeling guilty about something you may have said or done, or not understanding why this happened. Significant depression, or anxiety, may start taking over your mind and body. Or perhaps you are just angry at everyone, including even God or your higher power. The unexpected loss of a fetus at any point during your pregnancy can be shocking and difficult to manage.
what you are feeling is normal:
Every emotion and thought that you are experiencing right now is a normal reaction to an abnormal situation. You have experienced a profound loss and it is really difficult to get through it. It may take time for your body to recover, both physically and emotionally, from your pregnancy loss. If your loss occurred before 20 weeks, you experienced a miscarriage, also called a spontaneous abortion. After 20 weeks, you may have had a late miscarriage, or a fetal loss. You might have even experienced a stillbirth, when the loss of your baby occurred before or during your delivery. The devastating shock and change in your expectations have stopped you in your tracks, and it's difficult to get yourself together again.
Your grief reaction:
Because of your painful loss, your body and mind are going through the grief process. Grief is not a momentary emotion, but rather a course that your mind and body go through while processing what the loss means to you. Denial, sadness, guilt, and depression are just some of the typical emotions you may experience. While it is important to grieve your loss intentionally instead of denying it or pushing it away, it is also important to know that you can and will recover.
Do any of these pregnancy loss symptoms describe you?
A roller coaster of emotions including disbelief, anger, sadness, or depression
Guilty and anger at yourself
Feeling numb and/or detached
Difficulty concentrating or focusing
Loss of appetite
Sleeping too much or too little
Increased crying spells
Your mood is irritated or angry
Your body aches, or feels numb, or is sore
You experience headaches
Your relationships are suffering
You start questioning your faith, or are angry at God/your spiritual being
You are either clingy and cannot be alone, or isolate yourself and don’t talk to anyone
Your experience of grieving after a miscarriage or pregnancy loss is unique from other losses in part because of the hormones flowing through her before during and after the loss, and because of what the loss means to you. Your hormones in your body are striving to return to normal, while you have deal with the emotional fall-out of the loss and the hormone craziness. Your partner may also be grieving, and while he/she experiences the grief over a miscarriage/pregnancy loss differently, some of the same symptoms may apply.
It is often difficult to find meaning in yourself or in your life again after a miscarriage or pregnancy loss. Our therapists are specially trained to help you understand your grief, assess your symptoms, and process your way through your loss. We help you to Find Hope After Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss.
How to feel better with miscarriage and pregnancy loss treatment:
Listed below are some of the transformations you can expect to see after getting miscarriage or pregnancy loss treatment with Catalyss Counseling:
More hope for a positive future, along with less guilt
Ability to honor your lost fetus while moving forward with your life
Reconnecting with your partner/loved ones to feel less alone
Coping skills for managing troublesome depression and anxiety symptoms
In addition to the actual miscarriage, you may be grieving the loss of the idea of motherhood or of having a “perfect” pregnancy. When your expectations for your pregnancy and future child are not met, the result is often guilt, confusion, and great unhappiness. In addition, any type of loss also brings up prior losses in our lives, and the loss of a fetus can signify something very diverse to different people based on your prior experience (or lack of) with loss.
How we approach miscarriage and pregnancy loss treatment
We know that working through your grieving process is taxing both physically and mentally on yourself. Some days and times it may be bearable, and other times you may feel full of pain and lack hope. Our caring therapists will help you identify your most pressing concerns, and then wrap treatment around your loss.
We listen and encourage you to tell your story, and we help you understand how your loss affects you as a woman and potential mother. We help you develop coping skills so that you can move through your days without despair, and we help you connect or reconnect to those important relationship supports in your life.
Catalyss Counseling specializes in the treatment of miscarriage and pregnancy loss. Our therapists assist you in understanding your loss in the context of your life, and will move you forward in finding meaning again. You will tap into your natural resiliency and we will help you empower change to Find Hope After Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss.
miscarriage and pregnancy loss treatment with online counseling
Seeking support after experiencing miscarriage or pregnancy loss is hard. Online therapy, or telehealth, over a confidential video platform with a caring and understanding therapist may make it easier. Doing online counseling is convenient, can be less scary than going into an office to meet with a therapist you don't know face-to-face. Teletherapy may meet your emotional needs during this difficult and grieving time. If it is difficult to leave the house, consider doing online therapy to help process your grief over your miscarriage or pregnancy loss.
begin miscarriage and pregnancy loss therapy in Denver, co
Maternal mental health treatment with Catalyss Counseling can help you Find Hope After Miscarriage. Our therapists specialize in grief and loss associated with pregnancy, and we know that therapy and lasting change takes time and commitment. If you’d like to talk to someone more about how we treat miscarriage and pregnancy loss, follow these simple steps:
additional therapy services available at catalyss counseling
We know the devastating grief that accompanies miscarriage and pregnancy loss. But, we also know that you have may have additional needs, and that's why we want to make sure you know we are here for your counseling needs in the Denver area. We even can provide counseling for the entire state through online therapy in Colorado. Our supportive therapists provide therapy for anxiety, depression counseling, therapy for grief and loss, stress management counseling, couples counseling, and more. We also have specialists in trauma and PTSD, women's issues, postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety, and birth trauma. For therapists, we can also provide clinical supervision! We look forward to connecting with you to help support your journey today.