Your journey with parenthood following loss and grief

Updated: Jul 2, 2020

Amy Brown, Clinical Hypnotherapist at The Power of Your Mind, discusses continuing your journey with parenthood positively following loss and grief.

Emma & Adam Haslam know first-hand the trials and tribulations and the mental destruction caused by being unable to conceive naturally. Their journey, with all its ups and downs, led to the birth of their son, Albie, and to the birth of ‘Your IVF abroad’. Emma and I met through a local event and immediately she was open about her own story.

I became a mother of two boys following two miscarriages, both early on in pregnancy. I do know there was a time when I wondered if I would ever be able to have children and that was a despairing feeling. I can only fully know how difficult I found my own losses and I can never know exactly what anyone else is going through.

As a clinical hypnotherapist I work with clients with a wide range of problems, many anxiety, depression and stress related. This includes clients who have experienced loss and grief for various reasons including fertility issues.

At the point where conception is feeling out of reach it is perfectly normal to have a wide range of diverse, competing and complex thoughts and feelings. These can be about your past, present and future. If you are considering fertility treatment you will have experienced loss in some form.

All of your feelings and emotions are valid.