It’s the not-so-exclusive club that nobody wants to belong to; a secret sisterhood of women bonded by loss. And it’s surprisingly common – one in six (known) pregnancies are believed to end in miscarriage, and yet it’s still something of a taboo.
We’re slowly getting better at talking about it, but often it’s not until you experience it yourself that you start realising just how many women have gone through the same.
If you’ve found your way to this website: I’m sorry.
I’m sorry that you are experiencing, have experienced, or are about to experience a miscarriage, or you’re trying to find a way to support somebody through it. But ‘sorry’ isn’t really enough is it? One little word against the complex maelstrom of emotions that miscarriage brings with it. Which brings me to That M Word; if there was one thing that made a huge difference to me, it was the candid, sometimes brutally honest advice and tips that I was given by friends who had gone through it before. If they hadn’t shared their stories I wouldn’t have been at all prepared for what was coming, and my experience would have been even worse.
That M Word isn’t designed to tell you how to cope or grieve – there is no right way – but to do what my friends did for me: provide you with a bit of support, to let you know you’re not alone, and to share some practical tips for miscarriage that will hopefully make a terrible time just that tiny bit easier to bear.