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Bereavement Counseling Certification Article on the Loss of a New Born

The loss of a new born can be the most painful type of loss one can ever experience in life.

This article looks at the pain and grief associated with it

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Please also review our Bereavement Counseling Certification

Please also review our Bereavement Counseling Certification

The article,When a Grieving
Mother Talks, Listen , by Jen Gunter  states,

“There is a chance that you will receive a holiday card this year from someone who lost a baby right before or right after birth. Someone like me.

When someone who lost a baby puts together a holiday card, the family photo, if we are brave enough to include one, is never quite right because it is missing someone. The updates we write about our lives are always incomplete because there is an untold story. We are perpetual hosts to a spirit that not even Dickens imagined, the Ghost of a Christmas That Can Never Be.

In the United States there were over 23,000 stillbirths in 2013 and another 12,900 babies who died in their first week of life, according to a Centers for Disease Control report. Together these losses are known medically as perinatal deaths, and worldwide there are 4.1 million each year. At age 36, I joined this saddest sorority of mothers who gave birth but have no baby. Since then, tens of millions around the world have joined me.

For most of us, there was no chest that we watched rise and fall. No skin that was ever warm. No smell other than that of a hospital. For some mothers, like me, there was a brief life, but the things being done to us or to our babies to try to keep us and them alive prevented us from ever touching our children while they lived. A few mothers may have several hours or days of memories.”

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