Latest statistics show that roughly 𝟏 𝐢𝐧 𝟒 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐠𝐧𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐞𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐠𝐞. Why have the rates skyrocketed? Some hypothesize that it’s due to the introduction of early pregnancy testing. It’s possible that women have miscarried at this rate for some time, but with tests including confirmation 4-6 days before the missed period, knowledge of an early pregnancy is easily gained. In this way, early pregnancy loss is also known. Although miscarriages have become less taboo over time, partners and friends struggle to know how and when to say something. Single friends may question, “who am I to speak into this kind of loss?”, pregnant friends will feel the guilt of their own continued pregnancy. Partners may feel the pang of emotional weight they’re not prepared to deal with. 𝘚𝘰 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘴𝘢𝘺? The truth. “What you’re going through is unimaginable.” “This is incredibly hard, and I’m so sorry.” “Can I come sit with you for a few hours?” “I’m here for whatever you may need.” “I’m so sorry for your loss.” However you show up, show up in the capacity you’re able to, and not the one you wish you had. If all you have is words, use them. If all you have is time, give it. If all you have is money, send flowers, food, or cleaners. LoriAnn’s story is up on the blog. Link is in our bio. 𝘏𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘥 𝘭𝘰𝘴𝘴? If so, 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭’𝐬 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐝𝐢𝐝 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐦𝐞𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐟𝐮𝐥?