Do you find the winter holidays especially difficult in the aftermath of your miscarriage? If so, you're not alone. Sound off here with your thoughts on facing the Christmas season after a miscarriage, and share any ideas you have about coping with miscarriage grief and holiday gatherings or other events.
Loss and blessed
- I knew something was wrong in beginning of December. I knew it was too late. Our family later heard the news that my sister was blessed with child. I figure why ruin the holidays when we should be happy. My family never knew of my miscarriage at home til I had to go to the hospital for complications. I had to tell my sister we were only a week or two apart when I lost mine. Everyone asked why I didn't tell anyone. I had to tell them it was already too late and nothing can be done about it. I really don't want to go through this again. I didn't want to tell my family.
Visiting Jordan's Grave
- My husband and I lost our baby Jordan in August. By now, in December, I should be 6 months pregnant. Instead I feel immense sadness over losing our baby. I allowed myself to cry, make an online baby memorial, and have fun with the Holidays anyways. I knew that if I didn't cook and visit family I would be even more depressed. We are making our time to honor our baby, Jordan, during these hard times. God Bless you, Elizabeth
- —Guest Elizabeth