If your mum is no longer around

Mother & Baby (Australia) - - Yourfamily -

“Hav­ing a baby can be hard for a daugh­ter whose mother has passed away, es­pe­cially if they had a lov­ing re­la­tion­ship,” says Rosjke. “The daugh­ter will be griev­ing her own loss, her mother’s loss of never meet­ing her grand­child and her child’s loss that he or she will never meet their grand­mother. The daugh­ter shouldn’t sup­press her grief. What she is feel­ing is im­por­tant and real. She needs to find friends, fam­ily mem­bers or a ther­a­pist who can help her work through and deal with her grief. I would also sug­gest that she find al­ter­na­tive mother fig­ures in aunts, fam­ily mem­bers or friends. Mums should not be asked to mother alone. You need to sur­round your­self with sup­port­ive women, es­pe­cially if your own mother isn’t able to be there.”

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