Remembering Miscarriage

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“People say that when you miscarry you grieve what could have been. No, I grieved what wasn’t,” said Noelle Elliott, creator of BowChicaBowMom.com. “And it is done in solitude. And I understand that.”

Remembering Miscarriage

Miscarriage isn’t a topic of typical conversation, yet a healthy woman in her childbearing years has an estimated 15-20% chance of miscarrying¹. When no one discusses their own experiences, these women often feel alone, but the truth is they are most likely surrounded by other women who have experienced it as well. They just don’t realize it because few people talk about it.

That’s why I’m thankful for women like Noelle who share their stories with honesty and openness. Noelle experienced two miscarriages after her third child and before her fourth. Take a look at her post “2 Little Lambs” to read more about her grieving process, a process that sometimes happens on a subconscious level even years later:

Yesterday I had a hard time waking up. This is usually not a problem for me, but I had a heaviness in my body that made it difficult to move. I skipped my morning workout and made my way into the kitchen. My stomach was aching, a nagging pain that persisted and I couldn’t figure out why. A rush of warmth ran through my body stopping right at my heart. My body remembered the date, my brain didn’t. I didn’t say anything to anyone, not even my husband. … {Read more here.}

Source: 1 http://americanpregnancy.org/pregnancycomplications/miscarriage.html

{Photo credit @iStock.com/Artem_Furman.}

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