Pregnancy Loss (Miscarriage)
🤷‍♂️One who has had a miscarriage would love to hear this –
  • “This is terrible and I’m so sorry.”
  • “I’m sorry for what you’re going through.”
  • “I know this hurts. I’m praying for you.”
  • “Please know I’m here if you need to talk.”

Never try to explain things. The person in deep grief doesn’t want to hear explanations.

 

🙅‍♂️ Avoid saying these phrases:
  • “Everything happens for a reason.”
  • “You’re still young. There’s plenty of time to have children.”
  • “I can’t imagine what you’re going through.”
  • “There was probably something wrong with it or it was probably for the best.”

Actions speak louder than words:

  • Make an effort to show sympathy by attending the funeral (if there is one).
  • Make yourself available in some other way. This can be powerful for the grieving parent.
  • Allow the parent to share their story if they’re comfortable doing so in their own time.

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