You may think about your loss at various times all through the year. Holidays, the anniversary of your loss, or your due date can often bring back the feelings of grief more strongly. Take note of how you’re feeling about the upcoming day as it gets closer and plan to take some time for extra to take care of yourself.
It can help to make a plan before a particular date or milestone. Know that this can be a difficult time and plan to recognize the day with a special memory or activity. Allow yourself, your partner, and family to do what is most helpful to each of you.