How to Respond to a Miscarriage – The Miscarriage Association Release a New Video #SimplySay
We know that 1 in 5 pregnancies will end in miscarriage, and yet women don’t often talk about it for varied reasons.
Usually a miscarriage happens in the first trimester, so many family and friends don’t even know about the pregnancy.
Often, a woman can be reluctant to share about her miscarriage because of the comments she receives about the pregnancy. Simple statements like ‘It’s nature’s way’ or ‘there must has been something wrong with it’, have good intentions, yet cause more pain and grief for the couple.
The Miscarriage Association in the UK have released a new video as part of their Simply Say campaign.
The video offers the simple message of what to say to a couple who have experienced a miscarriage.
Often people don’t know how to respond to a pregnancy loss.
The Simply Say campaign offers to help people find the right words in response to a miscarriage.
The animated video was created by students from Ravensbourne College, and shares a collection of distressing comments the Association’s members have received after experiencing a miscarriage or a ectopic and/or molar pregnancy.
Sometimes it’s best to simply say ‘I’m sorry’ or ‘I’m sorry you lost your baby’ or ‘this must be really hard for you’.
The Miscarriage Association, through their campaign, hope the resources they share will initiate the right conversations about miscarriage. They hope people will share their video to get the #simplysay message across.
For more information about miscarriage support and the campaign, head here.
Why not share the video and keep the conversation going using the hashtags #SimplySay #talkingaboutmiscarriage.