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The Miscarriage Association, recently launched their #SimplySay campaign, to help spread the word about miscarriage.

 

Even at the earliest stages of pregnancy, women and their partners often feel a real connection to their baby, and will grieve for this baby and for the future they had imagined. Feeling supported by friends and family, can make a huge difference to how they heal from their experience, but it can be hard to find the right words to comfort someone who is experiencing this type of grief. The #SimplySay campaign aims to provide suggestions about how to support someone who has experienced pregnancy loss.

Having experienced two miscarriages, my first at 17-weeks, and my second at 6-weeks, I thought long and hard about what was helpful and not helpful as I was grieving our loss. Here are mine:

 

#say: I’m sorry, I don’t know what to say

#dontsay: Nothing at all

 

If you would like to get involved in the #SimplySay campaign, take a photo of yourself holding up a sign with a comment tagged #say or #dontsay and share it with The Miscarriage Association on Facebook.

 

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