I've been wanting to blog about this for a while - but haven't.
I want people to be aware.
I want people to understand this heartbreak.
I want people to realize how often miscarriage happens.
And I'm going to use my own life to demonstrate.
I started the month of October with 7 pregnant girlfriends.
I started November with only 4 pregnant girlfriends.
Girlfriend's #1, 2, and 3 have miscarried.
And #4 is dangerously close to miscarriage - she is 10 weeks along and doctor's are having a hard time finding her baby's heartbeat as I write this.
Girlfriends # 5, 6, and 7 are lucky.
This is how I feel.
You are LUCKY if you have a baby.
If you stay pregnant.
Miscarriage is so prevalent!
Why don't we talk about this more often?
I want to scream from the mountaintops, "YOU DO NOT HAVE TO SUFFER SILENTLY!"
When I first miscarried, I had no idea who I could turn to (besides family).
So many parents feel isolated & lonely ... and the heartache is like non-other.
I was fortunate to have a wonderful counselor I turned to - but many do not.
Support groups are prevalent and easy to find on the Internet.
I don't have a smart or profound conclusion to this post - I just want you to know
- My heart breaks for so many of my friends
- We are not alone
- I feel a stirring inside me about doing something about this
- I'm not sure what that stirring is - but it excites me - and I'm not going to ignore it
Love you guys.