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What is the impact of infertility?

Infertility and Loss As small children we role play as adults. We are explorers, teachers, doctors, police officers, presidents. Most often we are mommies and daddies. Children are socialized from the earliest moments to aspire to be like their parents and have children of their own. Occasionally, as children grow up to adults, they decide […]

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Ambiguous Loss 101

                  “With ambiguous loss, there is no closure; the challenge is to learn how to live with ambiguity.”  –Pauline Boss, Ph.D. Ambiguous Loss: Dementia and Alzheimer’s Pauline Boss created the theory of Ambiguous Loss, a loss that occurs when a person is physically present but mentally absent, […]

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Coping with an Early Pregnancy Loss

From the moment of conception, most women start fantasizing about how their lives will change following the birth of their baby.  They begin to wonder about whether they will have a son or daughter, what their baby will look like, what kind of personality their baby will have, and what kind of toddler, child, and […]

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Honoring the Many Faces of Grief and Loss

Five Stages of Mourning When people think of grief and loss what most typically comes to mind is loss related to death and dying. It is generally understood that it takes a certain amount of time and energy to grieve the loss of a loved one or pet. According to Elisabeth Kubler-Ross in her book, […]

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