You have just experienced the death of your infant or child. Some of your experiences may be:
Unstoppable, very distressing flashbacks or memories of the loss
You feel numb and avoid certain things that remind you of the trauma of loss.
Difficulty sleeping or sleeping all the time.
Headaches, body aches and pains, tightening of chest, shaking
Difficulty focusing or remembering day to day things.
Constant fatigue even after sleep.
Getting colds or sick more often.
You feel utterly alone and isolated.
Those who love you want you to “move on” but you don’t know how- or don’t want to.
There are ways to grieve that allow you grace and healing.
The loss of a child at any age is a profoundly life-changing experience. My firstborn son died as an infant and irrevocably changed me in ways I am still uncovering. I know that you feel as if you are going to drown in your grief and never find yourself again. It will never be ok and you will never get over it but there are ways to grieve that allow you to find the grace to live a purposeful life.