A neonatal death is when a baby dies in the first 28 days of life. Sometimes the reasons why this happened can’t be understood.
What you need to know about HG and Neonatal death
Experiencing a neonatal death is extremely traumatic. Nothing can prepare you for it and it can feel difficult to talk about. Recovering from an HG pregnancy and birth at the same time as grieving for your baby can feel impossibly hard.
For some women, eating remains a significant challenge after giving birth. This can happen after months of HG and the food aversions that accompany it plus the physicality of grief causing a drop in appetite. If this is a problem for you, eating very small amounts can help. Reach out for support from the medical team if you are struggling.
Our Counselling team are here to support you through this difficult time. We understand HG and Loss. More information and bereavement support is also available from our charity partners.
It’s ok to feel all of your feelings. These may include:
- Grief and pain
- Anger and disbelief
- Shock and panic
- Anxiety and numbness
- Heartache and loneliness
- Sadness and devastation
- Relief and guilt
It can feel hard to cope with all these feelings. Ensure you reach out for support from friends and family when you need it.