I’m writing this in October. October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. It used to be a little mark on the calendar that I barely even noticed. And then it happened. I had my own miscarriage story. I became the 1 in 4. It is estimated that as many as 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage. That is 25%. That is an overwhelmingly large number of women who undergo the pain and heartbreak of a pregnancy loss.
And yes, I said heartbreak. In our culture we have this false perception that a miscarriage is something easy to get over. As if the excitement and pregnancy announcements at 6 weeks of pregnancy can be forgotten at 8 weeks when that precious baby died. It’s a devastating blow. And most of the women who I have witnessed experience pregnancy loss do not simply shake it off.