Woman Shares Things Everyone Should Know About Miscarriages In Viral Thread (15 Tweets)

Miscarriages are some of the most difficult things women have to face. The hope and expectation you feel over weeks and months get replaced by a sense of loss and mourning. It’s even harder if you’ve been struggling with fertility issues.

Miscarriages aren’t all that rare either. According to the Mayo Clinic, 10-20% of pregnancies end in miscarriage. And yet it’s not a topic that many women openly talk about. This soft taboo on discussing miscarriage can lead to feelings of isolation, compounding the grief women feel.

One woman on Twitter is trying to change that.

A woman named Kristen Moore shared what she went through after having a miscarriage and her thread resonated with women who’ve gone through the same thing, often feeling alone.

She shared a list of 14 things she wanted everyone to know about having a miscarriage, whether they’ve gone through it or not. For example, miscarriage is a proccess, not an event.

Supporting women who’ve had miscarriages requires a different skillset than supporting women who give birth.

Miscarriage and abortion are somewhat similar (miscarriages are also called spontaneous abortions) and the judgment that comes from the latter can affect women who’ve experienced the former.

The silence surrounding miscarriage can extend to the medical community as well and even affect treatment.

The soft miscarriage taboo means pharmacists aren’t always helpful.

Miscarriages—and pregnancy—can feel even more stressful if you’ve been struggling with fertility issues.

Losing a pregnancy is an isolating experience, something too many women go through alone.

The process can cause conflicting emotions.

While women who have miscarriages get little support, their partners get even less.

Your body doesn’t immediately snap back to normal.

Again, it’s a cold lonely experience, and the taboo on discussing pregnancy loss means most people don’t even know how to talk about it.

So a lot of people wind up saying the wrong things.

Still, there are some people who know how to deal with it and they can be sources of much-needed relief.

Adding insult to injury, it can be expensive too.

And that’s for the women who actually go to the doctor after having a miscarriage. Many don’t or can’t afford to.