Emma Hansen wrote about her stillborn son
"They certainly can feel their world has become a less secure place."
And bust stigma about pregnancy loss while they're at it.
You are far too attuned to your body's twinges.
You have probably noticed the Mother's Day advertisements plastered on every available sign and window-front for the last month. However, these ads can provoke a painful reaction in some women and couples, which is one important reason why International Bereaved Mother's Day is so important.
Pregnancy loss is a sensitive topic.
These images are raising awareness about the reality of stillbirth in a very meaningful way.
The emotional distress started to make me feel sick all the time and it came to the point that I just couldn't continue like this anymore. I decided that my first step to healing was to talk to people who have experienced the same type of loss, and by doing this it helped me realize that everything I was feeling was normal.
"By labeling it as a traumatic loss, we validate the experience."
I think we do all women a disservice when we don't challenge the "Disneyfication" of our reproductive experience. Pregnancy is glorified as transcendent despite its many dark elements. Birth is similarly idealized. But miscarriages resist beatification; at best, they are an extremely efficient expulsion of expired reproductive material by one's own body.