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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    How will i get over the loss of my baby?

    I have recently lost my precious baby and I am a complete mess. How long will it take me to come to terms with it and will I ever be able to move on?
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    Vera Auerbach

    Clinical Psychologist, Counsellor, Psychologist, Psychotherapist

    Vera Auerbach trained as a Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist. Her main focus concerns diagnostic and clinical issues. She specialises in working with children under … View Profile

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Having and losing a baby are very big events in ones life that one will never forget.

    I do think it is important to give yourself time to grieve, to do nothing but be in it- so to speak. I also think getting some support is important to process this loss so that you don't get stuck with it inside of you, as a trauma that haunts you forever. Clinically we allow people 6 months to adjust to something like this, so I also think it is important that you allow yourself time.

    What has helped some of my other clients are some of the following - working on a photo/scrapbooking album to celebrate the life of the baby and the times you did have together. It is important to give this baby a place in the family. Not sure if you did get a foot and handprint done by the hospital? all this is really hard, and i do hope you have someone to parrallel you along this journey.

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