Speaking of perinatal grief is hard. The grieving process alone is isolating and draining but along with it goes this silence — this idea that it should be kept in the dark. I get it — it’s uncomfortable. No one wants to think about what it would be like if it happened to them. No one wants to make someone else feel worse (ps: not possible), so there is little general knowledge on how to help someone — or even yourself through it. Little support and little widespread rituals that we can all expect if this loss touches us.
One way we begin to heal is to talk. To speak of our children, our sadness and our fears. Those words are important to express. Some people express themselves easier through art then words. Images are powerful and you can feel the pain behind what you see.
Click through to view striking artwork that’s been inspired by miscarriage and stillbirth:
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