I thought I'd outsource a bit and share this article about Miscarriage Myths. I was mostly struck by number #6 which talks about the emotional realities of miscarriage. In a study published in the journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Only 45% of women surveyed who experienced miscarriage reported they received "adequate emotional support" from the medical community. This is personally and professionally very interesting to me. I touch on my relationship to this topic a bit in THIS POST I wrote about the day the day a physician (not my physician, mind you, just the one that happened to be there on call when I had that fateful last sonogram) told me I miscarried. I remember the way the doctor awkwardly sat with me for a few seconds as I sobbed and then got up and left apologetically. I remember how the sonogram technician would not make eye contact with me. I remember looking back how no emotional support services of any kind were offered. How can this be? I think I may have to get around to fixing that. In the meantime, if you are reading this and looking for further support while you wrestle with any phase of the aftermath of miscarriage, feel free to reach out to me here : firstname.lastname@example.org and I can help point you in the right direction!
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