SUPPORTING SOMEONE THROUGH BABY LOSS
Acknowledge Their Baby; People often ask about the mental and physical well-being of the parents but rarely do people directly acknowledge the loss of their baby. Acknowledging the loss is an important part of the grieving process, having people around them acknowledge their baby will allow them to feel safe and supported in that process.
Knowing What To Say; It can be difficult knowing what to say at stressful or traumatic times, as humans we just want to make everything better for our loved ones. To help someone feel supported and acknowledged try saying something like:
"I am sorry for your loss"
"I am here for you"
"Let's honour your baby together"
Be There; There is nothing like physical presence to let someone know they are not alone. Be there, listen to them if they want to talk or sit in silence if they don't because the power of physical presence is underestimated.
Lighten The Load; Miscarriage is not only emotionally draining it is also physically draining. Do what you can to lighten the load, cook and deliver meals, help with cleaning or pick up some household staples.
Let Them Know You Are Thinking Of Them; a text, call or message to let them know they are in your thoughts goes a long way when someone is going through a difficult time.
Don't forget Dad; Dad's are often forgotten about when it comes to miscarriage. Although they haven't experienced the physical loss they have still experienced a loss and need some extra support too.