October is SIDS, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. The video below really spoke to me. I was lucky to carry and give birth to two beautiful children, but a lot of women are not so lucky. They go through a lot of grief and heartache and they should not have to suffer in silence.
We decided in April 2015 to try to have another baby. When I became pregnant after the first try I wanted to shout it from the roof top! I was so happy that we were going to grow our family. On June 3 2015, my husband and I lost our baby. It took a long time to deal with this loss as we dealt with it in silence. As mothers, we are told not to say that we are pregnant until we reach 3 months because there is a high rate of miscarriage. Due to the stigma of miscarriages and infant loss that is what we did. When I lost the baby I was upset, but I had to brush it off because I didn’t tell anyone why I was so upset. I don’t understand why talking about pregnancy loss is still a taboo subject.
I was lucky that I tried again and gave birth to a beautiful little girl. Some women get pregnant, but they cannot give birth to their children. Losing a child is a very emotional thing to go through, so let’s break the stigma so no one has to suffer alone!