I am that 1 in 4…

I’m a little late but I couldn’t let October 15th pass without stopping to remember.

Remember, 1 in 4 women experience a miscarriage. It could be your neighbor. It could be your friend. It could be your sister.

Remember, to most women who lose a pregnancy, that loss isn’t just the loss of a pregnancy. It’s the loss of hopes, of dreams, of the future.

Remember, the best thing you can say to someone who has lost a pregnancy is “I’m so sorry for your loss.” Those words bring comfort. Saying “It was God’s will” or “Maybe you shouldn’t get so excited so early” or “You can have another one”…well, those words just hurt. Those words don’t bring peace to anyone.

Remember, pregnancy loss is not something shameful. We need to talk to each other. We need to support each other. We need to help each other.

Remember…because the parents never forget.

4 Responses to I am that 1 in 4…
  1. Jjiraffe
    October 16, 2012 | 1:38 am

    Yes. This. So, so, this. Thank you for putting this into words.
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  2. Neeroc
    October 16, 2012 | 7:03 am

    Thank you for all of this.
    Neeroc recently posted..October 15 – Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness DayMy Profile

  3. Lori Lavender Luz
    October 16, 2012 | 2:45 pm

    Great advice for the 3 in 4.
    Lori Lavender Luz recently posted..HomecomingMy Profile

  4. Terrisse Arete
    October 23, 2012 | 3:24 am

    I love what you said. The parents will NEVER forget! And losing your baby should not be shameful! Lets ALL lose the shame!
    Terrisse Arete recently posted..CD 1My Profile

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