In October we honor Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. Please feel free to use this photo as your own profile picture on Facebook if you need to do so:
Two of my favorite miscarriage support books are:
I have many pregnancy loss and support articles and links available on my old Talk Birth blog: Miscarriage.
And, here on the Brigid’s Grove blog we have miscarriage support resources as well:
- Telling About It: Miscarriage Goddess Sculpture
Like any traumatic event, there is no ‘right way’ to deal with a pregnancy loss. Some women will grieve as intensely as they would the loss of a full-term birth. Others will feel they are doing okay. Some women will react by resolving to take life less for granted. Others may harbor a lingering distrust of their own bodies. Some women may want to take a long time to grieve. Others may want to put the experience behind them by redoubling the pace of their lives…
…Many women who experience a miscarriage feel a powerlessness stemming from the fact that they couldn’t control what was happening inside their own bodies. This feeling is often exacerbated by the good, but often misplaced, intentions, of doctors or others who take charge of the miscarriage—or dismiss it—in an attempt to spare the woman further distress.
Note: We also have profile memes available for National Infertility Awareness Week in the UK: National Fertility Awareness Week.