At Lori Gill Psychotherapy ~ Holistic Wellness for Health we recognize that pregnancy and infant loss is an experience that is far too common in the Niagara Region yet not as public acknowledged and discussed. We recognize that you cannot simply 'replace' the loss and engage in processing to help provide closure and healing. Al of our therapists are trained in trauma and loss specific treatment and will guide you in your healing process.
Death at the beginning of life is unique and not what is anticipated. There is the sense of the loss of the future, loss of dreams and plans, and at times a loss of fertility. When the loss occurs further along in gestation, it may present additional challenges as the pregnancy is visibly apparent which may result in parents facing more questions than they are prepared to receive following loss.
Experiencing grief is a human, healthy, healing, and natural response to the loss of a loved one. However we recognize that each individual's healing journey is unique to them. There are many interconnected emotions that are often experienced following pregnancy and infant loss. Our goal at Lori Gill Psychotherapy ~ Holistic Wellness for Health is to help people safely feel their feelings, process their experiences in a safe, structured, embodied manner, and begin healing journey. Our staff have completed training with Anne-Marie Lockmyer Grief and Trauma Specialist and award winning author who indicates that "we grieve deeply because we love deeply". Regardless of how long or short our pregnancy may have been the loss matters, it is significant and impactful. We are so deeply sorry for your loss and are here to bear witness and provide support.
We are a member of Grief Network Niagara and highly recommend Sunnybrook Hospital's Pregnancy and Infant Loss Network (PAIL) as an excellent resource for information and support.