However early on in pregnancy your loss was, or however late; whether your loss was at birth or in the neonatal period, you have lost a child and we are so sorry for your loss.
You may have sadly suffered a miscarriage, molar or ectopic pregnancy or experienced the devastation of a stillbirth or neonatal loss. Your loss may have been a recent occurrence, or it could have happened years or decades ago. You may have experienced one loss, or many. Reflect can help.
A Pregnancy and Baby Loss can leave a woman or man feeling overwhelmed with unanswerable questions and grief. A sense of isolation and loss are common and may leave you feeling ‘out of step’ with events. Reflect can give you the time and space to listen as you share your story in a safe and compassionate environment. We can help you work through your emotions that surround your loss. We allow you time to express your pain, hurt and disappointment and will support you for as long as you feel it necessary.
Grief is a uniquely personal experience and how you deal with having experienced a pregnancy and baby loss is incredibly personal. Grief is normal. When you lose a baby you also lose so many potential memories and experiences with that child; the loss of hope and dreams for the future.
I just want to say a massive thank you to Reflect for being so kind, and understanding and letting me cry! This programme really has helped me so much, it provided me a safe place just for myself where the session was about me and nobody else where I could truly grieve for my loss and learn how to cope without being judged.
Reflect uniquely offers ‘Reflections: Walking through loss’- A structured support programme for Pregnancy and Baby Loss. This programme is provided on a one-to-one basis and will help you to explore the emotional, physical and spiritual effects of your loss and to enable you to grieve and work through your suffering. We want to give you hope of coming to a place of acceptance and being able to move forward. The course has 7-steps and usually takes about 10 sessions. However, the course is flexible to meet your needs and there is no time limit to work through it.
One of our trained volunteers, described her experience of helping a client “It’s wonderful to see the person change in front of you... no longer overwhelmed by sadness but accepting the miscarriage as part of her life journey.”
We start 'Reflections: Walking through loss' no sooner than 3 months following a loss. This is to give your body the chance to heal and to give you time to process your raw emotions following your sad loss. If your loss was less than 3 months ago and you would like someone to talk to, please do contact Reflect as we can offer you one or more listening sessions. These sessions will give you the opportunity to share your story and your grief, and we can give you some strategies for coping day to day with your loss and your emotions. These sessions can occur prior to starting 'Reflections: Walking through loss', or as stand alone appointments.
If you would like to work through this difficult experience Reflect are here to help. We provide free, confidential support for women, men and couples.
We are committed…
…to provide a confidential* service to all clients
…to provide care and support to those who have experienced a pregnancy or neonatal loss
…to do this in a caring, safe and supportive environment; always being truthful and respecting every individual
…and at all times offer hope.
Our free support service is available to anyone living in North Yorkshire.
We are able to offer remote support via telephone and video calls, as well as in-person appointments.
Our centres are currently in York, Harrogate, Selby and Thirsk. In addition to our centres we now also have availability to book counselling rooms in Northallerton.
*All our support is confidential; therefore it will not be shared with anyone outside of the organisation (unless in the rare case you disclose something that indicates you or someone else is at risk of harm. We may then have to inform someone, but you will be kept fully aware of any actions we take, unless there is a risk to ourselves, or someone else, in doing so.)