As some of you know, I grew up an orphan of sorts without many links to biological family. Last year my cousin found me, my mothers- sisters- daughter. She and I have grown close, we both have very similar pasts. My cousin was going through a very rough transition into adulthood and wound up in rehab and then a Psych ward for depression. After getting back on her feet, she wound up pregnant for the first time and fell even deeper in love with her fiance... a good guy, one she only knew for 2 months.
The pregnancy completely changer her, she quit smoking, lost touch with all the "bad" people and began a new healthy lifestyle. She's constantly glowing with happiness, she and her fiance are a beautiful pair. However, yesterday her baby stopped moving after she felt what appeared to be a struggle.
At the ER they confirmed her baby had died of strangulation via cord, though she's still pregnant.
I really dont know what to do to make things better for her, having 3 children of my own...never having lost a baby that far in gestation, and it was her first. I cant help think she's going to come crashing down, becoming suicidal again...and killing the pain with her old ways.
Is there anything you think might work to encourage her? She's getting induced right now, she's going to see her baby boy.
The only thing I can manage to say is I love you and I'm sorry...I dont want to make things worse by being weak.
Any advice is appreciated.