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The Mary Mac Show | Grieving an Infant Death

The Mary Mac Show PodcastIn Episode 98, we discuss the death of a baby through Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) or Infant Death where a child dies a few months or years into their life and how their parents and family deal with the unanticipated devastation of their loss.

Losing a baby to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, known as SIDS or Crib Death, is a shocking loss as the child can be perfectly healthy, lays down for a nap or at bedtime and when the parent goes to awaken them, they have died.

No one expects that this will ever happen to a child under the age of one and it leaves parents wondering what could have happened, what they could have done differently, if any of this was their fault.

And the answer is that none of this was their fault and, often, even medical professionals cannot explain crib death.

A child can be perfectly healthy, but still succumb to crib death.

Another Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) is when a baby is accidentally smothered during the night when a parent leaves the child with them in the parent’s bed and they don’t realize that they rolled on top of the child suffocating it.

Or when a child is strangled by loose bedding or pillows wherever they have been laid down to sleep and cannot move those items by themselves to breathe.

Or when they fall through the railings of the bed and strangle themselves.

And there are also so many other ways infants die – car crashes, homicide, shaken baby syndrome, illnesses like cancer, etc.

Experiencing an infant death is devastating. It leaves the parents numb and wondering exactly how did this happen and often blame themselves.

In Episode 98, we talk about how to help yourself if you are grieving an infant death and how to deal with the reactions that family and friends might have which can also leave you bewildered.

Bless you my friend.
xoxo

Additional Notes:

As you know I am a great believer in the power of the Emotional Freedom Technique. Here are a few videos that I think will help you tremendously.

EFT Video for Death of an Infant, EFT Video for Grief after Death of a Loved One, How to do Surrogate EFT.

If you need someone to chat with, don’t be shy. It’s totally confidential. Go to Crisis Connections page on my website MaryMac.info to find telephone numbers for Crisis Hotlines around the world.

If you need help finding people who will understand your exact pain, visit my Grief Resources page and look under “Infant Death.”

Visit my site MaryMac.info/books for additional help, especially my book Understanding Your Grieving Heart After a Loved One’s death, the first and best book to reach for as you deal with your grief and How to Help a Grieving Child After a Loved One’s Death to help your surviving children.

You’re welcome to send your questions to the Contact page on my site.

You can obtain my free ebook entitled 21 Things You Must Know About The Grieving Process, available for immediate download right here on this site.

Please subscribe, rate and review on The Mary Mac Show website or Apple Podcasts!

And I’d love your support of my podcast by buying me a coffee.

Thank you.

The Mary Mac Show | Grieving a Miscarriage, Ectopic Pregnancy or Stillbirth

The Mary Mac Show PodcastIn Episode 97, we discuss the death of a baby through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy or stillbirth and the pain, confusion and grief couples experience during these times.

When a couple first learns that they are expecting a baby, everyone is so excited.

It’s something they longed for and celebrate together and with family and friends.

But if they lose that baby through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy or stillbirth, it shatters their world.

No one ever expects that something like this will happen.

Most people believe getting and keeping the pregnancy to full term is expected.

It’s easy.

Most women just go through pregnancy and they come home with a perfectly healthy baby girl or boy.

But the truth is many women will experience a miscarriage. Some even suffer through more than one.

It might be just a few months since they learned they were pregnant or it can be further along in the pregnancy.

And, even more devastating, is the stillbirth of a baby who is nearly or full term.

In this podcast episode, we discuss the grieving process of parents who are dealing with such sorrow.

Bless you my friend.
xoxo

Additional Notes:

As you know I am a great believer in the power of the Emotional Freedom Technique. Here are a few videos that I think will help you tremendously.

EFT videos for death of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, EFT Video for Grief after Death of a Loved One.

If you need someone to chat with, don’t be shy. It’s totally confidential. Go to Crisis Connections page on my website MaryMac.info to find telephone numbers for Crisis Hotlines around the world.

If you need help finding people who will understand your exact pain, visit my Grief Resources page and look under “Infant Death.”

Visit my site MaryMac.info/books for additional help, especially my book Understanding Your Grieving Heart After a Loved One’s death, the first and best book to reach for as you deal with your grief.

You’re welcome to send your questions to the Contact page on my site.

You can obtain my free ebook entitled 21 Things You Must Know About The Grieving Process, available for immediate download right here on this site.

Please subscribe, rate and review!

And I’d love your support of my podcast by buying me a coffee.

Thank you.

The Mary Mac Show | Dealing with Guilt and Regret

The Mary Mac Show Podcast

In Episode 96, we discuss the guilt and regret we might feel after a loved one’s death and learn how to help comfort and soothe ourselves.

Depending on the relationship you had with the person who died, there might be some guilt and regret you feel that needs to be worked through.

You might have felt you had more time to talk to them perhaps about a conflict in the past.

You might regret that something you disagreed upon would work itself out.

But now they are gone, and you won’t be getting that chance.

And you wonder what you can do to soothe this wound you now deal with.

In this episode, I speak about various ways to help yourself through the guilt and regret.

Take the time to use the links to EFT in the show notes below.

And, especially, be kind to yourself.

Bless you my friend.
xoxo

Additional Notes:

As you know I am a great believer in the power of the Emotional Freedom Technique. Here are a few videos that I think will help you tremendously.

EFT Video on Guilt, EFT Video for Grief after Death of a Loved One.

If you need someone to chat with, don’t be shy. It’s totally confidential. Go to Crisis Connections page on my website MaryMac.info to find telephone numbers for Crisis Hotlines around the world.

If you need help finding people who will understand your exact pain, visit my Grief Resources page.

Visit my site MaryMac.info/books for additional help, especially my book Understanding Your Grieving Heart After a Loved One’s death, the first and best book to reach for as you deal with your grief.

You’re welcome to send your questions to the Contact page on my site.

You can obtain my free ebook entitled 21 Things You Must Know About The Grieving Process, available for immediate download right here on this site.

Please subscribe, rate and review!

You’re welcome to send your questions to the Contact page on my site.

And I’d love your support of my podcast by buying me a coffee.

Thank you.

The Mary Mac Show | Dealing with Anger

The Mary Mac Show Podcast

In Episode 95, we discuss the various individuals we feel anger toward after a loved one’s death and ways to handle it.

Not everyone who is grieving with feel anger.

But of those who do, it can range from mild to seriously significant.

This anger can actually severely affect the bereaved’s emotional, mental and physical health.

You might be one of them.

And if you are, I want you to take your anger very seriously because we don’t want you to become ill from this.

Yes, you might believe you have a right to feel this way for one reason or another.

But, often, the person you’re feeling anger at, doesn’t even know how mad you might be at them.

So the person hurting is you. And only you.

Please listen in to this week’s episode so you can gain more knowledge about this issue.

Bless you my friend.
xoxo

Additional Notes:

As you know, I am a great believer in the power of the Emotional Freedom Technique. Here are a few videos that I think will help you tremendously.

EFT Video on Anger, EFT Video for Pent Up Anger, EFT Video for Grief after Death of a Loved One.

If you need someone to chat with, don’t be shy. It’s totally confidential. Go to Crisis Connections page on my website MaryMac.info to find telephone numbers for Crisis Hotlines around the world.

If you need help finding people who will understand your exact pain, visit my Grief Resources page.

Visit my site MaryMac.info/books for additional help, especially my book Understanding Your Grieving Heart After a Loved One’s death, the first and best book to reach for as you deal with your grief.

You can obtain my free ebook entitled 21 Things You Must Know About The Grieving Process, available for immediate download right here on this site.

You’re welcome to send your questions to the Contact page on my site.

Please subscribe, rate and review!

And I’d love you support by buying me a coffee.

Thank you.

The Mary Mac Show | Dealing with Loneliness

The Mary Mac Show Podcast

In Episode 94, we look at how we can feel overwhelming loneliness and isolation after a loved one’s death and how to help ourselves through these difficult times.

Especially in this age, where so many people aren’t able to visit with each other, it is very easy to feel continual loneliness and isolation.

And when we add to that the death of a loved one, we can feel misunderstood, confused, and all alone in our grief.

In this episode I give you several ideas on how you can alleviate some of this pain.

And below in the show notes, please watch the EFT video which will help you feel lighter. The Emotional Freedom Technique is an excellent tool to learn to help you with all sorts of emotions you may be feeling.

Bless you my friend.
xoxo

Additional Notes:

Watch this video using EFT, the Emotional Freedom Technique, so you can release your pain of isolation and loneliness.

You can obtain my free ebook entitled 21 Things You Must Know About The Grieving Process, available for immediate download right here on this site.

If you are grieving a loved one’s death, take the time to research a hotline with trained counselors to speak with.

The very best individuals to connect with are those who are suffering your exact type of death. Go here.

If my podcast has helped you, I’d love for you to buy me a coffee to show your support! My thanks!