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By: Maria Servold EPLA Editor
In the hours, days, and weeks following a miscarriage, a woman will have many physical needs. Unfortunately, miscarriage can be a physically painful and sometimes gruesome process - often feeling like injury added to the insult of having lost a precious baby.
At the Early Pregnancy Loss Association, we seek to support women and families in many ways after a loss. We found that many women struggled to know what sort of physical supplies they would need following a loss, nor did they want to have to go to a pharmacy to purchase what they needed while they were going through such a traumatic experience.
For this reason, we created Miscarriage Care Kits and began distributing them locally via doctors’ offices, hospitals, and health departments. We offer two kits: a small one with a few sanitary and comfort items for a woman whose miscarriage is complete or after she has had a D&C procedure; as well as a larger kit for women who plan to miscarry at home.
In order to gather exactly what we need for the kits, we have created an Amazon Wish List. Items purchased from the list will go directly to our headquarters, where our volunteers can put together the kits, helping to ease one part of the burden of miscarriage.
If you are able, please consider donating via this link.
Maria Servold is an Editor at the EPLA, Assistant Director of the Herbert H. Dow II Program in American Journalism, and Lecturer in Journalism at Hillsdale College