There are days where I still feel quite sad. Trigger days like due dates, “birth” dates and new babies. There are days where I don’t think too much of it and feel like I am “healed” and done with grief. There are weeks where both are true and I have come to realize that it’s all a healthy expression of grief. A new normal I live with and I have learned many valuable lessons about love, life, compassion and how to support.
There have been a few times since I started actively talking about perinatal grief where I have been asked why I keep talking about it. Well-meaning people who wonder why I talk about something so personal, something many people choose to keep to themselves and don’t see the benefits of doing so — for myself and others.
I have many reasons why I still talk about miscarriage — personal reasons and a desire to support others. While the pain is not as raw as it once was, this is always going to be a part of me and there are days where that pain can feel just as raw as the initial moments. I believe in ongoing conversations and I don’t believe in taboo subjects — especially where miscarriage is concerned.
Click through and see 6 reasons I talk about miscarriage & why I think it’s important to do so:
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For support and resources on perinatal grief, miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal loss — visit UnspokenGrief.com
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