Losing one twin during a pregnancy

Grief and Loss Specialist Claire Chew Gillenson, MA, shares advice for couples who have lost a twin during pregnancy on how to get through the grief and emotions you may be feeling
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Losing one twin during a pregnancy

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Being a new parent of twins and having lost a twin at the same time can cause a lot of emotions and a duality. It is normal to feel joy and pain at the same time. What I recommend during this emotional time is to really set aside time everyday to grieve while caring for your newborn. Even for 5 minutes if you can a quiet place to sit maybe perhaps when your baby is napping to really think about the other baby and think about this loss. Craft out some special time with your spouse as well to reflect on what the birth has meant to you and what the other baby meant to you as well. For your consideration, perhaps create a memory book. Create a memory book for what it felt like to go through pregnancy with the twins. So that they other twins has a memory book to reflect about as he or she is growing up as well.
PREGNANCY, Miscarriage and Loss

Grief and Loss Specialist Claire Chew Gillenson, MA, shares advice for couples who have lost a twin during pregnancy on how to get through the grief and emotions you may be feeling

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Claire Chew, MA

Grief & Loss Specialist

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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