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 Bought a book, and started going to counselling 
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Post Bought a book, and started going to counselling
So I had my first counselling session today. The counsellor was really nice, and it turned out she works for a pregnancy loss helpline as well so she's had experience helping women with baby loss. It was great to finally be able to start letting it out. I left feeling a bit teary as it brought a lot of stuff up but it was definitely worth going. I'm glad I got over my reluctance and finally started!!

I also purchased a book called "Empty Cradle Broken Heart", and it's fantastic. It's like someone got into my heart and wrote down everything I feel and have felt about losing MJ. It's a really good tool for moving forward because it lets you know what to expect, and it lets you know that you aren't alone. It's written in a way that makes it very easy to relate to. One thing that has struck me from the book is that in one of the quotes from a woman who has experienced baby loss, she says that she's gotten to a point where the loss is not her whole focus, but the absence of that child from her life is always there.

Um yeah, just wanted to share that. :P Hope everyone is doing ok.

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Hey Kitten so pleased to hear the counselling session was worth it hun.
And its amazing how some books like that can just be like you have written it yourself.
Take care hun

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Mon Aug 11, 2008 11:42 pm
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OOOhhh I've heard about that book, apparently its brilliant! Good on you for starting the counselling, its a big step. Hugs Hun!!

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:bighug: Great to hear that the counselling session went well. That book sounds awesome .... will have to look out for it myself.

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Good on you Kitten, I hope it helps you to move forward with your precious wee babe in your heart.
Another book I wish I had read after our loss and before I got preg with the gremlins is Life After Baby Loss by Nicola Miller-Clendon. I read it after I had them and like you said it was like someone had reached into my heart and pulled out everything that was in there, I might have coped better with my subsequent pregnancy if I'd read it earlier.

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