October 22, 2019
Like my previous article talking about advice for mothers/families experiencing a loss, I also compiled a list of things that women who have experienced a loss want others to learn not to say during or after their loss. These are things that don’t help us feel any better and even
sometimes make us feel worse. One thing I have noticed while going through my own stillbirth as well as talking to other moms, who have experienced a loss, is people seem to think that losses farther along in pregnancy are harder than those early on. Or that if you have a loss after you already have kids that it’s okay and you should just focus on the other children. I surveyed some women who have experienced losses and these are the things they wish people WOULD NOT say when they experienced their loss.
These responses were all things that were said to women
experiencing loss. If you or someone you know knows someone experiencing a loss of any kind, please share this list with them so they know what NOT to say to the person experiencing. The best thing you can do is just be there for them, let them cry on your shoulder, bring them a meal, help with other kids if needed. Just be their friend.
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