It is a natural part of my Osteopathic and Homoeopathic practice that I do see those patients who are experiencing miscarriage, or who have at some time, experienced such a loss during pregnancy. The grief and loss sometimes unspoken, sometimes unrecognised by others. At times overwhelming and needs find its expression, the emotional loss and physiologic changes in the mother’s body can be gently and safely supported by the Cranial Osteopath, assisting the physical and emotional well being.
In providing peri-natal Osteopathic care and for those wishing to conceive, often the experience of previous miscarriage is one requiring particular emotional and practical support. Osteopathy acknowledges the inherent healing wisdom of the body and provides subtle and gentle techniques to assist your body maintain health and well being whilst coming to terms with miscarriage, loss and bereavement.
During my time in full time Osteopathic practice for 25 years, I have provided Osteopathy and Homoeopathy for wellness and healing following miscarriage, late pregnancy loss, the birth of still-born and death of a child in the early months of life. This is a very beautiful and gentle way to acknowledge the life within, the transitions of loss and coming into being once more, to accept the new circumstances and find renewed shaping and expression of one’s life.
NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) which provides governance for the NHS services has recently advocated the urgent need for much better ante-natal care for women with pregnancies from conception to six weeks, as they recognise that it is very difficult for women to receive the correct medical care, emotional support and access to counselling services during early stage pregnancy loss.
For those who have experienced the loss of a child pre – term or at birth or soon after birth, specialist care and support is available. Please see the information provided below:
For Support and Further Information:
Miscarriage: Information and Support
Tommy’s provides a free information service that educates all parents to be, during pregnancy, plus bereavement support for anyone who has experienced pregnancy loss.
Phone: 0800 0147 800 www.tommys.org
Miscarriage Association offers support and information to anyone affected by miscarriage, ectopic or molar pregnancy.
Phone: 01924 200799 (Mon – Fri 9am – 4pm) www.miscarriageassociation.org.uk
Sands (Stillborn and Neonatal death charity)
Sands offers support to anyone affected by the death of a baby that has died during or shortly after birth and offer telephone support and online message boards.
Phone: 0207 436 5881 www.sands.org.uk
Provides a pregnancy information guide for expectant mums and dads focussing on baby movement monitoring and a range of support options.
Bereavement: Information and Support
Child Bereavement UK
Supports families when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement.
Phone: 0800 02 888 40 www.childbereavementuk.org
Child Death Helpline
Offers support to anyone affected by the death of a child of any age, from pre-birth to adult, under any circumstance, however recently or long ago.
Phone: 0800 282 986 (Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm) www.childdeathhelpline.org.uk
The Compassionate Friends
Offers support, understanding and comfort to bereaved siblings and parents after the death of any child, of any age, from any cause.
Phone: 0345 123 2304 (Daily 10am – 4pm / 7pm – 10pm)
Northern Ireland Phone: 028 8778 8016 (Daily 10am – 4pm / 7pm – 9.30pm)
Provide services to bereaved children, young people and their families and offer practical support and guidance to anyone concerned about a grieving child.
Phone: 08088 020 021 www.winstonswish.org.uk
CRUSE Bereavement Care
Somewhere to turn when someone dies