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When it doesn't go as expected

Pregnancy loss is a deeply moving and emotional experience that often brings along intense grief and mourning. When you lose your pregnancy or your baby, your midwife is available for care and support.

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The emotional side

It is important to recognise that there is no "right" way to grieve; everyone processes loss in their own way and pace. It is valuable to seek support from family and friends, to talk to a therapist or your midwife, or join a peer group. This can help you cope with the pain and find a path to healing.

The medical side

Regardless of your gestational age, pregnancy has a big impact on your body. Even when it ends earlier than hoped, you physically go through a major adjustment. 

If you are in need of aftercare at home, we'll gladly come by.

These consultations or home visits are paid for by your mutuality.

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Useful links

Some initiatives where you can find additional support:

 

Berrefonds - At the Berrefonds you will find broad support network for the loss of a baby or child. Tthey also provide memory boxes through hospitals. 

 

Boven De Wolken - Photos of your child are very precious, which is why Boven De Wolken offers a free photography session to each parent who has experienced the loss of a child. The photos are taken by professional photographers who volunteer.

 

Sterretjestuin Leuven - The city of Leuven offers to engrave a star engraved for your child, which you can place in the Sterretjestuin as a memorial.

 

More initiatives can be found on the Altijd Wij portal website.

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