Attending a friend's baby shower after miscarriage

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Attending a friend's baby shower after miscarriage

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One of the things that's hard for many that's gone through a miscarriage is what do you do with all the presents that you get after the shower? When you're going through a time where you're grieving, one of the things you can do is really reach out for support and enlist a close friend, perhaps, who can write out an email for you to let friends and family know that not only are they returning the gifts or donating to a charity in the baby's memory, but to really provide a way of communicating the loss to everybody all at once so that you don't have to do that, so that you can really take this time out to grieve. The other thing you can do is maybe take some of the presents that you received and keep a few as a memento, as a keepsake. Sometimes it feels good to hold something that's soft to our hearts that will remind us of the baby and to really validate that baby existed. And perhaps creating maybe even a special place in your house, a memory place, with some of these items, whether it's pictures from ultrasounds or items from the shower too, as a reminder to reflect upon as you're healing.
PREGNANCY, Miscarriage and Loss

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Claire Chew is a Life Transformation/Grief Coach based in Los Angeles, serving clients locally in Southern California and globally via Skype. Her work has been featured in Marie Claire, InStyle, Martha Stewart's Living, Body + Soul, and on Good Morning America. Claire brings an integrative approach to her life coaching, melding Eastern and Western philosophies with a focus on the whole of our being: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Her proven methods help empower individuals to create their own joy and happiness while moving through life transitions. Claire specializes in grief that is not part of mainstream conversations: pet loss, miscarriage, pregnancy loss, suicide and recovery. A published author, speaker and educator, she is the founder of Luxepets.


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