Dealing with Pregnancy Loss/Infertility

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Dealing with Pregnancy Loss/Infertility

There is no correct way to feel after pregnancy loss. It's important for someone to take the time they need, as both the physical and emotional toll can be traumatic. Discussing sex/trying again is difficult and should only be done once time has been given to heal. There is no "standard amount" of time for healing; everyone processes loss differently and should be given as much time as needed.


Sexual intimacy might be undesirable after loss. Here are some ideas for a partner that wants to experience non-sexual intimacy:

  • Hugging
  • Cuddling
  • Kissing
  • Holding hands
  • Massages
  • Being in their presence
  • Head scratches

Communication from all parties is vital during the healing process. No one should ever feel pressure to start having sex again when they don't want to.



If you are interested in hearing from someone who has personally experienced loss, Anisha's seminar Re-Building Sexual Wellness After Pregnancy Loss/Infertility may be interesting. As of today (being January 31st, 2024), Anisha will be running a seminar on February 21st, 2024. You can check that out here. If you missed this one keep an eye out for the next one here.

*This seminar is for people who have experienced a pregnancy loss (miscarriage) or birth loss through their own body (whether you identify as a cis-woman, trans, Two-Spirit, gender-diverse, non-binary). This seminar is also for the female partner experiencing infertility. Partners will not be able to join for this seminar.

** This workshop will provide information, tools, and resources. It is not meant to replace the advice of your physician/health care team or replace the need for counselling support in working through grief and trauma.