sharing your stories and remembering your children
By: Nick Carrington EPLA Editor
Miscarriage is complex and so are the problems surrounding it. Medical professionals see it so often, they sometimes fail to show enough empathy for parents who have lost a child. Because our culture doesn’t talk about miscarriage much, families who experience it struggle with how to grieve. Mothers experience physical, emotional, and spiritual trauma.
To understand a family’s experience, we need to tell our stories and to read the stories of others. We need to look at the realities of miscarriage, in all its pain and horror, and respond with empathy and love for the suffering.
Recently, The Cut published a heart-wrenching photo essay that discusses these realities through various images and reflections. Be warned, some of the pictures are difficult to see, but for those that can handle it, we encourage you to read the entire article.
Next week, one of our editors, Stephanie Gordon, will analyze the piece from her own experience.
Nick Carrington is an Editor for the EPLA and Associate Professor of Professional Writing at Cedarville University