sharing your stories and remembering your children
By: Emily Carrington EPLA President and Founder
It has been 6.5 years since my first miscarriage. When it happened I wasn’t sure how to talk about it.
Since then I have had two more miscarriages and two live births. I have shared my story with other women publicly and privately. I have written my story, spoke my story, cried my story. I have started the Early Pregnancy Loss Association (EPLA), I have met with doctors, pastors, and nurses. I have traveled around the country to conferences and served as an editor of this blog.
And I still don’t really know how to talk about miscarriage.
But I didn’t start EPLA or this blog because I know how to talk about miscarriage. I started EPLA because I knew that we have to talk about miscarriage.
Because I started talking I started realizing how many women shared my experience. I realized how many women felt confused, frustrated, and sad. I realized how long the sadness lingered.
Because I started talking, other people started talking to me. As we talked and shared we came together with a vision that no one would suffer miscarriage alone.
Your voice matters in this story, and we invite you to share it with us here at Hope Blooms.
It doesn’t matter if you know how to say it. It doesn’t matter if everything makes sense to you yet. What matters is we share our experiences and suffering with each other so we might better love, understand, and care for one another.
If you would like to share your miscarriage story with us, please email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org. The editors will review your story and let you know if it has been selected for publication.
We are honored to do this work, and we hope to hear from you.
Emily Carrington is a freelance writer, wife, mother, and founder of the EPLA.