Getting through the holidays after loss

The holiday season can be a time for families, sharing gifts, and getting together. All of which may feel comforting after loss. But sometimes it might feel overwhelming and difficult. Family members may ask intrusive or insensitive questions about fertility or loss. And it’s impossible to avoid Christmas in particular being all about the birth of a baby.  If you’ve experienced loss(es) you may feel lonely or sad, you may struggle to find an outlet for your grief, or be uncertain if or how you should be celebrating the holidays.

To help you feel less alone I’ve collated a number of resources that I hope you’ll find reassuring.

The Grieving Person’s Alternative Guide to Surviving the Holiday Season

Mothering Your Heart Support for the Holidays

Refuge in Grief Holiday Grief Comic

Lesley Pine’s Christmas Survival Guide

Life without baby holiday companion

Infertility Honestly: I like Mondays

Still Standing Magazine – when joy and pain are forever bound

Pregnancy After Loss Support – Christmas ornaments

Gateway Women Countdown to Christmas: strategies for a childless celebration

Advent to Remember #adventtoremember

#MindNBodyAdvent #MatExpAdvent

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