sharing your stories and remembering your children
By: Maria Servold EPLA President
At the Early Pregnancy Loss Association, we talk a lot about how to help and support women after early pregnancy loss, especially during October, which is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.
In addition to providing physical and informational support like we do with our free miscarriage care kits, it’s important to remember that many women will need ongoing emotional support following a loss. On our Hope Blooms podcast, we have talked with professionals about the benefits of seeking out counseling or a grief coach, and we’ve also talked about ways to help yourself have space to grieve.
Another resource that you or a loved one may find helpful is this self-guided book, called The Miscarriage Map Workbook, written by licensed clinical psychologist Sunita Osborn, who also wrote a book about miscarriage called The Miscarriage Map.
The workbook can help women move through trauma and grief using exercises and reflections, and the workbook also includes tips for medical professionals and therapists about how to help women after miscarriage.
If this book looks like it may be helpful to you or a friend, we encourage you to give it a try and let us know what you think.