Mourning During Labor

A pregnant woman holding her belly. Her face can't bee seen, and the picture is black and white. Jonas Kakaroto/Pexels

People who have been parents to an only child may have unique feelings of sadness when giving birth to a second. This article explores how to make space for these feelings and empower the person giving birth to handle them.

“As doulas, we are on the front line witnessing what our clients experience. As part of prenatal support having a conversation about parenting multiple children and having a resource of mental health specializing in maternal health is very beneficial. Having this topic as part of the doula prenatal intake is something to consider in empowering your client and the family.”