Cookie Cutter Grief Support

By Grace O. We all feel exactly this. I was scooting around on the Internet the other day when I spotted this bit of well-intentioned but less-than-helpful advice in group for those who’ve aborted wanted pregnancies for medical reasons: “We all go through this grief. We all feel exactly the same way, each and every one of us, with the same progress and the same setbacks, and none of us ever get over it.” Oh really? If you’ve been subjected to this cookie cutter brand of “grief support,” I’m sorry. There is no identical process that we all go through. There are no specific feelings […]

EWP Survival Guide

Compiled by The Editors of EWP These tips are offered by the members of our private support group to help those getting through the early days after ending a wanted pregnancy due to poor prenatal diagnosis or for maternal health issues. Take good care of yourself mentally and physically Eat well, give yourself plenty of time to sleep, and try to exercise regularly. Keep all your medical appointments. Always call if you have a concern or something does not seem right. If you are uncomfortable with your doctor, switch right away. Create a support system for yourself. That may include your spouse, partner or significant other, […]