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Amanda Tapping on coping with miscarriage

If it’s not talked about, then it stays in the shadows. The more that we lift each other up and support each other, the better off we will be.

photo credit: Denis Ilic

There is pressure everywhere, says Tapping: pressure to get married; pressure to be a mother within a certain age range; pressure to give birth naturally; pressure to have one child, and then another, and ideally children of both genders; pressure to breastfeed; pressure to stay at home and then pressure to go back to work. And every move is judged.

This woman deserves every fucking award ever. 

My mother works at the Methodist Hospital (not a reflection of our religious beliefs, just works there) here in San Antonio, Texas, and the ladies in Labor and Delivery (L n’ D) have set up a major bereavement committee for prenatal and postnatal loss. 

We host an annual movement called the Walk To Remember. The nurses know as many as 10 different families personally as they helped them with their loss or, like my mother, have also had a miscarriage. Some families have attended for as long as 12 years, and they in turn help other families with the grieving process. 

I’m grateful there is someone like Amanda Tapping that advocates this. It needs to be addressed.

(Source: josiemardle)

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