I am the founder of Unspoken Grief.
I speak to so many families each week who have been touched by perinatal loss and grief.
I know just how important talking is — for our own health and to show others it’s okay.
I work hard to try to remove the stigma. To make it ‘easier’ for those needing support to find it.
For those needing to express their grief — to be heard — with compassion and care.
Yet, as I sit here typing, unsure if I want this to be published, I feel the stigma.
I feel silenced, over-concerned about what others will say — & what they won’t say but, will think to themselves.
I am currently losing another pregnancy. Another should-be child.
I am holding on to my grief — to the words I want to type. For fear of others.
I feel the stigma I am trying to break. I can feel the pressure of society wanting me to keep this in.
I am embarrassed to type this — though it is nothing to be embarrassed about.
I feel the urge to keep the details inside. To keep my feelings inside.
For other’s sake — not mine. & that’s not fair.