by Nicolette Lachmann, M.D. and Regression therapist
Although many women have experienced the loss of a fetus or child during their pregnancy, it is a subject not many people are comfortable talking about. Death can be horrible. When you lose a child that hasn’t been born yet something else happens. Most of the time the mother is the only witness; she carried this child inside her womb. With this article the author hopes to widen awareness amongst her fellow therapists and other (para) medical professionals of the importance of recognizing this trauma. If you don’t ask about it, chances are they won’t tell. And that’s a shame because statistics show that 25% of all women have to deal with a miscarriage and that number climbs if you take into account the miscarriages that occur before they are even aware they are pregnant. An additional one in five pregnancies end in an abortion, which carries an even bigger taboo. The present article details an approach for treating these women.