Loss and trauma related to pregnancy and childbirth can present unexpected and unique detours in life’s journey to create a family of our own. Often these losses feel as though our lifelong dreams and expectations have been shattered, at the very least derailed!
When a loss (or complication) occurs, our partners and family are also grieving. Those closest to us may grieve in ways that are difficult for us to understand while we are in the midst of our own grief. Family, friends, work and school may not understand the need to grieve and recover from that loss.
Additionally, the medical approach to infertility and reproductive issues can turn the personal, intimate, and romantic nature of creating a family into an impersonal and stressful series of medical “procedures” necessary to help us accomplish our dreams.
Re-conceptualizing self and family in the face of miscarriage, infertility, and pregnancy complications is challenging. Caring and competent support is available. Dr. Kimberly Kilgore can work with you individually, your partner or family, and/or in supportive group settings. Dr. Kilgore helps people by by going beyond traditional Cognitive Behavioral approaches in addressing reproductive issues and losses; working toward rebuilding and renewing the hopes and dreams that encompass our conception of family.