A childbearing loss, no matter how it happens (miscarriage, stillbirth, SIDS etc) is an extremely distressing loss. Even a woman who decides to terminate her pregnancy, for whatever reason, can undergo a profound and agonizing experience of bereavement. The loss can affect the way we see ourselves and may have a physical and mental impact on us.

The chapter deals, in detail, with the various reasons of childbearing loss, the wide implications and relates other women’s experiences, stories and ways of easing the loss and coping with it.