The past two weeks have been filled with happy news of babies being born! However there was also an experience of a mother losing her baby after she was born… We alway hear the good news, or see the good side of things on social media.
There is so many posts about pregnancy announcements, gender reveals, birth announcements, and all the milestones that follow after. I am definitely not saying that you should STOP those, I mean those are the happy things that keep us going in life. However what happens when you know someone who lost their baby? Or what happens when something happens to the mother during labor, such as an infection or sepsis? There is a very quiet population out there that has dealt with these things and you do not see their emotions of what they are going through.
I think the point that I am trying to convey with this is that let us not all assume that all births are beautiful and have a happy ending.
Let’s not take for granted all the happy healthy babies are born into the world each day.
Reflect: do you know someone that has experienced a pregnancy loss, a loss at birth, or a loss of a parent? Maybe reach out a give them a kind word today, a physical or metaphorical hug of support & love.
If you do know someone going through a situation such as this, I think it’s important to remember that you can support them through words, any food or chores that they may need help doing, or sometimes just a daily text to let them know that you are there for them… Professionally I would always recommend a family go see a counselor for the grieving process. It can be so helpful to have a trained professional guide you through that process and they can offer a certain type of support that maybe family and friends cannot.
Birth is beautifully tragic, and it certainly is a miracle. We should all hug out babies and mamas a little tighter today…