This time I’m touching upon a sensitive and heavy subject, pregnancy and infant loss. October is the month of pregnancy and infant loss awareness month and I felt very strongly drawn towards creating a podcast about this subject. No lighthearted episode, but it’s a subject that needs to be told and heard.
When I started to unfold and uncover all the painful layers of postpartum depression, my feelings were brought back to a moment way before my pregnancy. My second pregnancy ended way too early, after just 9 weeks. In this episode I’ll go into the pain and guilt I felt. I’ll explain why it has contributed to my postpartum depression after I gave birth to my son, my rainbow baby.
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month
I’ve been through this myself so I couldn’t let this month pass by without giving it the attention it needs. We all need to let go of the shame and guilt. By talking about it and opening the conversation I hope to inspire other mothers to break the silence. It’s a conversation we need to have.
Beside sharing my story I’m also sharing what to say and how to react to a mother that just went through this heartbreak. Simply saying “It happened for a reason” or “At least you know you can get pregnant” is not done!!
Miscarriage Association in the U.K. launched a powerful campaign Simply Say in August this year. They want to raise awareness about this subject, whether you’ve had a miscarriage or know somebody who did, check them and their amazing work here.
After recording this podcast I came across this video from Melissa Rauch (the Big Bang Theory). She has opened up before about her miscarriage and this time she teamed up with other female celebrities to continue to raise awareness and let you know you are not alone. It’s a very powerful and strong message to all the mothers out there that so many other mothers go through this. Please take a moment to watch the video here.