WHAT TO SAY WHEN SOMEONE HAS LOST A BABY
It's hard to know where to start when talking about baby loss. It's a subject that touches many, from all walks of life. It's a secret that some never feel they can speak about, living with loss, alone.
We saw our friend Elle Wright, from Feathering the Empty Nest post during Baby Loss Awareness Week and we wanted to share it with you as it is so beautifully written.
"Don't just engage with it because it's happened to you; engage with it because it hasn't. Please don't turn your head because it's too painful to comprehend; turn and face the person it has happened to and tell them that you're here to listen. Don't close your eyes and cover your ears because you're pregnant and you fear it might happen to you; I promise you, it's not catching.
1 in 4 pregnancies end in loss (that UK statistics know of, it may be more). This could be your friend, your sister, someone you work with, the lady who lives across the street from you; it doesn't discriminate. Thousands of parents leave hospitals every year without their newborn child.
The more we ALL talk, and listen, the more these families affected will feel heard and supported. Thank you."
For support please click below and remember you are not alone.