The following advice can help bereaved parents cope with their child”s death and continue on the road to inner peace.
No Time Table on Grieving: Bereaved parents may feel a number of different emotions.# You must know that it”s okay to take time away to seek help and deal with your loss.
Take Care of Yourself: Remember, your health is important to you and your loved ones. Always eat something every day, drink plenty of fluids, and try to get a full night”s sleep.
Find a Support Network: Look for a group that”s specifically for parents grieving the loss of a child. You”ll be around parents with similar experiences and receive better tools for coping with and understanding your loss.
Celebrate Your Child”s Life: A child”s absence will always hold an element of sadness, but the joy of#wonderful memories is even more powerful. You may find great comfort in creating a memorial for your child. Take care not to make your home a shrine, though. You must give yourself room to accept the loss and continue your life.
Appreciate What You Have: You can”t know what the future will bring, so take every opportunity to fully embrace the present with your loved ones.
Support Groups in Gwinnett:
Gwinnett Medical Center”s Perinatal Loss Support Group
678-312-4846 or 678-312-4713
The Compassionate Friends