Ministries After a Pregnancy Loss
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For many persons who experience pregnancy loss, there are many crisis issues that occur from time to time. Often, there are no solutions to the crisis problems. The grieving person simply needs someone to hear his or her hurt expressions. The crisis counselor can be most effective in simply helping grieving persons solve their own crisis by using their own best judgment. For example, those who think they are "going crazy" can receive ministry by allowing themselves to evaluate their own grief compared to the setting and determine if the grief reaction is a significant psychiatric problem or is simply a normal grief response. If a griever feels that his or her grief is not normal, it would be wise to provide reference to a professional caregiver. Often grievers will simply be frightened by their grief experience and merely need someone to hear their hurt. In most cases, grievers will indicate that the grief is not unusual, and the trained support person will see no danger in the immediate future. Unfortunately, this process will often require significant amounts of resource time. Crisis support people need to be individuals who can provide significant patience in their ministry. This filtering process can be very helpful as long as the caregiver errs on the side of getting help rather than ignoring serious problems.