How To Support Someone Going Through Pregnancy Loss

Your girlfriend, sister or coworker has just texted you the news of her pregnancy loss. Maybe you’ve known she was pregnant from the beginning, and had been excitedly walking with her every step of the way until this setback. Maybe this is the first news you’re getting that she was even pregnant in the first place.  No matter what the situation, it isn’t always clear what you can do to help a person going through it, say experts who specialize in supporting women through pregnancy loss. While every person will have unique needs, there is one rule of thumb, according to Kate Metten, a birth and postpartum doula from Louisville, Kentucky: Think of ways you would naturally support your loved one if she was going through either a death and a recent birth.  “It’s important to understand the mom is still going through a postpartum period, just as if she had given birth to a live baby,” said Metten, who has herself experienced three miscarriages. “That recovery process, [and] the hormonal changes and things that are happening in that postpartum mom are an important part to pay attention to.”  That advice rings true for Olga Verschoore, who at 28 years old experienced a miscarriage at 10 weeks after one in vitro fertilization cycle and two rounds of frozen embryo transfers. She remembers sitting at her desk at the office a week after her loss and remarking that she was having a “crappy” day. Her co-w...
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