The Birthful Podcast: Episode #39
Up to 1 in four pregnancies will end in miscarriage, so why is this not talked about more? How can we honor and acknowledge these losses and the moms that experience them? How can we support those who’ve experienced loss? Dr. Jessica Zucker tells us more.
What we talked about:
- How often do miscarriages occur
- Why don’t we hear more about it?
- Ways to honor your losses
- Getting pregnant after a loss: watching out for triggers
- Miscarriage is not contagious, and other myths we need to bust
Articles about miscarriage and pregnancy loss:
- Saying it Loudly: I Had a Miscarriage, article from the NTY by Dr. Jessica Zucker that started the #Ihadamiscarriage campaign
- What Not to Say After Someone has a a Miscarriage, by Dr. Zucker
- After a Miscarriage: Supporting Friends & Family Through Loss, from American Pregnancy
- Voices of Miscarriage, by Robin Weiss
- 9 Things Not to Say to Someone After a Miscarriage, By Robin Weiss
- Viral ‘Rainbow Babies’ Photo Post Brings Emotional Topic To Light
- I had a miscarriage, talk to me, The Washington Post article that Dr. Zucker mentions in the show
Resources for miscarriage and pregnancy loss:
- Reconceiving Loss website
- Miscarriage & pregnancy loss channel, from Today’s Parent
- List of Miscarriage Support Organizations (Major Nonprofit Groups Promoting Pregnancy Loss Awareness and Advocacy)
- More pregnancy and Infant loss awareness resources, from October15.com, the pregnancy and infant loss remembrance day website
[mark]About Jessica Zucker[/mark]
Dr. Jessica Zucker is a Los Angeles based psychologist and writer specializing in women’s reproductive and maternal mental health. She launched the #IHadAMiscarriage hashtag campaign with her first New York Times piece in 2014. In 2015, Dr. Zucker created a line of pregnancy loss cards to provide a concrete and meaningful way to connect in the aftermath of loss.
Learn more at drjessicazucker.com or follow her tweets at @DrZucker
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