Small people have sooooooo many feelings, and they need you to help manage them. Having all those feelings is hard for them, but they’re also hard for parents to face too. Can you imagine having a coworker who screamed, threw things, flung themselves onto the ground, or cried whenever they were frustrated? That’s unbearable! But that’s the reality of small people learning to manage big feelings.
You are not responsible to provide medical care. Often, the most helpful thing for you to do is to talk to your partner, and pay attention to their needs. Holding hands, talking, and looking them in the eyes might be comforting, and it helps you avoid observing any medical procedures that might be necessary. Caring, competent health care providers can give the needles – you don’t have to watch! You are there to provide emotional support, caring and encouragement.
It is estimated that 1 in 4 pregnancies will end in a loss. Some people will experience more than one pregnancy loss or infant loss in their lifetime. These losses mean different things to the people who experience them, depending on the circumstances and what the pregnancy meant to them. For many, the experience has an emotional and physical impact.