Getting pregnant is an incredible experience.
Many women challenged with infertility are particularly moved by the moment they finally become pregnant.
Sometimes things don't go exactly as magically as we expect them to.
Nothing is more devastating to a family than the loss of a child.
Miscarriage, still birth and infant loss is a heavy emotional and physical burden for families to carry. Coping and Grieving is difficult to do alone and many women and their partners suffer in silence during these experiences.
This month we are encouraging families everywhere to speak up for awareness, promote resources for parents who are struggling with their loss.
As doulas we strive to comfort families when they need us most. We passionately believe the loss of a pregnancy or child no matter how early or how late in term, is deserving of compassionate support.
It is important to realize this is not your fault. You may feel broken, but your strength is important as you begin to rebuild and recover.
This experience never gets easier. The emptiness won't go away.
Anniversaries, due dates, and birthdays are hard.
Seeking help is hard.
No mother, father or family member should feel responsible to explain their experience before they are comfortable speaking up. Utilizing therapy and support groups don't help fill the gap, they make communication and healing easier.
Taking the opportunity to advocate for awareness, offer support and sharing your experience and journey to recovery with other families helps us break the silence of infant loss.
We offer our support for families trying to conceive after experiencing an infant loss and complicated pregnancies. We are here to support every Atlanta family, along every step, no matter how rocky the path may be.