baby loss

6 Things to Never Say to Someone Who Has Lost a Baby (And What to Do Instead)

Last week, in honor of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, I wrote about some of the common threads experienced by moms who have miscarried or lost a baby.    This week, I want to talk about how to be a support to these moms.  

Because I think we often struggle with how to support someone who has lost a loved one in general, and when someone who has lost a baby it can seem almost not real to the people in her periphery.  But even when our intentions are good, we can sometimes slip up and say the wrong thing in our attempts to be supportive. 

Miscarriage & Baby Loss: 7 Key Things You Need to Know

This Sunday (Oct. 15) is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day, and all of October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.  To honor that and the moms* who have lived through the experience of a miscarriage or baby loss, I wanted to share with you just how common the occurrence is, what the experience can feel like for some moms, and ways friends and family can help.