8 Ways to support a woman after she’s had a miscarriage

Acknowledge they are parents

Even if the miscarried child was their only pregnancy, that couple is still a mother and a father. Schwob says it’s important to “Validate the child as a precious life and acknowledge the mothers and fathers.”

Many mothers who miscarry feel like a failure. They feel guilt, thinking they could have avoided it somehow if only they’d been more aware of what was happening or taken care of their bodies in a different way. Schwob says, “Pregnant women immediately start planning and their nature is to protect that child. It’s a common thought that they have failed to do their job.” The feeling of guilt is common but it doesn’t make it true. Fathers have a hard time, too, because they cannot “fix” the problem. Help families grapple with guilt and understand that they aren’t failures.

Simply because the baby had a shorter life doesn’t mean mom and dad didn’t love their little one with all their heart. The grief process isn’t shorter and there should be no expectations for the couple to get over it, move on, and forget about the miscarriage. We can help by encouraging them to …

One of the Strongest Woman in the World and Her Life Now

by Rich Nilsen

Madonna Badger.  You may remember her in the news a couple of years ago.  She was the woman whose house burned down on Christmas morning, taking the lives of all three daughters as well as both of her parents.  This was one of the most heart-breaking stories ever reported in our national news – certainly that I could ever recall.

This incredible woman recently penned a piece for Vogue Magazine, explaining the details of the tragedy and more importantly, how she has moved on after being dealt an ‘unimaginable’ hand.

Read The Long Road Back: How to Keep Going After the Unimaginable Happens by one of the strongest woman in the world, and please keep this brave woman in your prayers.