Support for women and their families experiencing emotional distress related to pregnancy loss or struggling to conceive.

We work with individuals and couples, at every stage of their journey to become parents.

Being here reading this page, you probably know all too well the pain, deep worry and intense grief that pregnancy loss or fertility challenges place on each partner as well as their relationship. In our experience, each partner faces the stress, worry and/or devastation and loss in very different ways. This can make healing from loss or worry about conceiving so much harder. Not to mention that there are so many intense feelings, from guilt, to shame, to anxiety, depression, and despair that may settle in your body, mind and your world. 

Each counsellor at Holding Space is extremely sensitive to the needs of women and their partners who are struggling to conceive or feel knocked down by loss. We know how isolating this experience is. Even though many couples go through this, there is not enough permission and invitation to share socially the intense emotions, including fear and loss, among others.

When I was trying to conceive (this is Mandy writing), I went through an excruciating few years of miscarriages before being able to carry to term and give birth so I know the pain of loss as well as what it was like to live seeing so many friends moving forward more easily.  I learned to meditate, learned to love my body even though I felt it was betraying me in the beginning and to accept what I could not control. I also learned to say no to events that were just too painful. 

We are here to help.

We invite you to reach out when you are ready and get the support you need, wherever you are in your journey.

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”

― Elisabeth Kübler-Ross