I want to continue sharing other people’s stories or articles from around the internet, so here are three new voices to share.
Miscarriage: Expert gives tips on how to cope with it – A straightforward article out of India about things not to say to a couple going through a miscarriage
Please Stop Saying This To Women Who Can’t Have Any More Babies – An authentic (with profanity) blog post from a mom of three who wanted to have more children but biologically can’t. This is a part of the community that, at times, I struggled to empathize with because I didn’t have any children, but articles like this broaden my awareness and shed an honest light on secondary infertility. And some of the things she lists are things that resonate with my situation as well, as well as other parts of the community.
‘Opening the grief of miscarriage’ – BBC article that interviews one woman who shared her miscarriage experiences online and found a community of support. It has some neat statistics of how the internet has helped and hurt women struggling with infertility and pregnancy loss.
If you have never experienced pregnancy loss or infertility, I can guarantee there is someone in your life who has. While the above stories may not be the same experiences for everyone, they can definitely open that window to more understanding and empathy for what everyone goes through. And for those of you who are in the midst of these unknowns or losses, you are not alone. May these words uplift and encourage you today.
Do you have any posts or articles that have touched you or compelled you to share?