Last week on my blog, I shared about my own experience with pregnancy loss.
I did this, in part, as a way to bring awareness to the countless women who have suffered from the loss of a child during pregnancy. Often times, in silence.
And, in part, because I have not openly shared my own story before now.
It has taken me years to talk about the details of my miscarriage, but I’m glad that I finally have. I’ve found there is something truly beautiful and healing that takes place in the process.
If you’d like to read my personal story, you can do so here.
With October being recognized, world-wide, as the National Pregnancy & Infant Loss awareness month, I wanted to dedicate this month to helping women speak out about their own stories of loss.
The purpose in writing the article below is to show you a little glimpse into the heart of one who is grieving a life that has ended too soon. What they feel, what is helpful, what is hurtful, what others can do to show they care.
When someone loses a baby, there are typically so many questions that follow. Not only for the grieving parents, but also for those who love the grieving, and want to offer them the best support possible.
My hope is that this will be a helpful guide for those who are suffering the heartache of loss, as well as those who are standing in the trenches with those who grieve.