Condolence

Cards for Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss

January 21st, 2007
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Celebrating the birth of my friend’s twins yesterday I found myself in the grocery store in the greeting card aisle looking for the appropiate card. This brought back memories of trying to find an appropriate sympathy card for one of my other friends when she had a late term pregnancy loss a couple of years [...]

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7 Things to Say, 7 Things Not to Say

October 21st, 2006
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helping someone after a miscarriage Seven helpful things to say “I’m so sorry about your Miscarriage.” These simple words mean a lot, especially if you allow the Mum or Dad to talk further, or not to talk, as they wish. “I know how much you wanted that baby.” Here you are simply acknowledging that something [...]

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What Not to Do to Help a Friend After a Loss

October 21st, 2006
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More from www.miscarriagesupport.org.nz helping someone after a miscarriage Don’ts Don’t ignore her because you feel helpless or uncomfortable with grief – she will wonder if what happened to her means nothing to you. Don’t think that miscarriage is easier to cope with than a stillbirth or neonatal death. The truth is that her baby has [...]

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What to do to support a friend

October 18th, 2006
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These ideas are from www.miscarriagesupport.org.nz Things to do ~Contact is important. Be there if possible, but if not, ring or write. Whatever the person is feeling, they deserve to have their feelings supported by people around them. ~A hug or arm around her shoulders is comforting. ~Understand that her tears are a healthy response and [...]

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In/Fertile Friends ~ Part 2

October 17th, 2006
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I have been lucky or unlucky enough (you can think of it either way) to have experienced both sides of this coin. The woman that I am writing about today is not the same woman as yesterday. Yesterday I reprinted the first part of my letter, and now here is the second. Thank you so [...]

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Sharing Compassion and Empathy

October 1st, 2006
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I was checking in with my blog faves and read the following from Julia at they might be hipposgrifs. Here is her post: 12 Dot Over I had an ultrasound this afternoon with my OB. I was saddened (but not particularly shocked) to see that the fetbryo no longer has a heartbeat. It had grown [...]

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