Accept that she will never be the same
Melissa Clark, a licensed clinical social worker, lost her daughter Eva at 39 weeks gestation. One day everything was fine, and the next it wasn’t. Clark said one of the hardest things to deal with was the way her friendships changed. Her advice to friends of a mother who has lost a baby is to not expect that she will ever be the same. “She will come around and have some areas where she is the same, but never truly the same,” Clark said. She is rougher, wiser, less judgemental, kinder and more compassionate. She has a new understanding for life, but honoring her baby will forever be a part of that life. Losing a baby will forever change her.