Pregnancy, like every other significant occurrence in life, can be welcomed with mixed emotions. There are the fears and the what-ifs and the uncertainty that comes with change. But, on the flip side, the expectation and love that comes with giving life, birthing and parenting are things we look forward to.
Due to the delicate nature of this period, and the vulnerability of mom and fetus, some things could go wrong – some that can e explained and others that cannot. Some of the stuff that could go wrong with a pregnancy is a miscarriage and, even further, a stillbirth.
If you have ever suffered this, I want you to know that you will be alright and most importantly, you are not alone.
My friend and neighbor, Tara Shaffer, recently launched Reconceiving Loss for anyone who has experienced a miscarriage or stillbirth. The site provides suggestions for writing prompts crafted by novelist Edie Meidav that a user can keep private or share in any way she feels comfortable. It also promotes yoga and meditation practices specific to this community and other helpful information for moving forward.
The site is a safe space for women who have experienced the same Loss and pain and a great way to network and interact with others who can live above their losses. Research has shown that people can heal faster when in a community of fellow people who have faced the same ordeal. This is the ideology behind the various anon groups available for those finding closure, battling addiction and others.
While we are all allowed to handle losses in ways best for us as individuals and should not be pressured into boxing our healing period into specific time frames, the Reconceiving Loss site is a great start to taking that step towards moving on and planning for the future!
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