To all of your in this forum, I encourage you to seek support from family, friends and others who have similar losses. A support group is especially beneficial, when family and friends move on. The Compassionate Friends–the grand mother of bereavement support groups, is holding its National Conference in Boston on July 5-7. If you live near by, I invite you to consider attending the conference. There are many activities, workshops and supportive people there, some of whom have had pregnancy and infant losses. There is also a memorial walk on Sunday morning where any and everyone can participate. If you want more information, do visit our website at http://www.compassionatefriends.org
An update from the Compassionate Friends National Conference. There were numerous diverse topics covered by excellent presenters. The keynoters included the founders (Gloria & Heidi) of this wonderful Internet based resource–Open to Hope, opened the conference with a frank discussion about family grief. Among workshops that I attended and presented, I also attended one on loss of an infant, miscarriage, stillbirth and abortion. One important reminder from that session is that partners/spouses of those whose child died also feel the pain immensely. Sometimes we tend to forget this fact. If any of you attended the conference, I invite you to share your thoughts, feelings etc.