Pregnancy & infant Loss is far too common. At least one in eight children are 'born too soon'. In recognition of Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day October 15th, throughout this week Pregnancy.org will be focusing on various aspects of this rather unique grief journey.
For those who have suffered a loss through miscarriage, stillbirth, or beyond, we invite you to post and share your story here with others. While I wish that this did not impact any of our members, I am extremely grateful for the support and opportunity to connect with others here that truly do understand.
Many women do suffer a "silent grief" - as others around them - including family, friends, coworkers, and total strangers - all too often don't 'get it'. The well meant phrases or admonitions can fall too short or even worse... cause even more pain... coming across as callous and coldhearted instead. Many view this type of loss as "far easier" than losing an older loved one. We're here to proclaim that ANY loss of a loved one -- including those within a pregnancy/infant stage -- is painful and each with its own grief journey to go through. Every woman, every pregnancy, and every loss is different. So too are the paths towards healing.
Take time this week (and beyond!) to share your story. Together, we will honor and remember.
Please be sure to watch the announcements for more activities and resources available throughout the week.
P.S. We understand that at times writing out your thoughts and feelings may be difficult to do -- whether your loss was yesterday or 20 years ago. Stirring up those emotions can be painful even as you heal. Please let us know if you are in need of some additional support - either by creating your own post on the board or you may feel free to email me privately if you prefer.