In a Q&A on the yahoo.com site “Shine,” Dr. Kristen Swanson, Dean of the Chapel Hill School of Nursing discusses the process of healing after a miscarriage.
In the article, Dean Swanson says, “One of the first things I say to couples who come to see me is that when you lose something, you have to name it for yourself to know what it is. You also have to allow your partner to name for his or herself. Usually, for the mother—it’s the loss of a child that is the hardest. Interestingly, for a lot of partners, their biggest loss is their access to their partner, this feeling of “I wish I could do something to lift her out of this but I don’t know what to do.”
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