Pregnancy loss is often difficult to talk about, and a new line of empathy cards tackles the topic in an honest and relatable way.
The cards were created by Jessica Zucker, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist specializing in women's reproductive and maternal mental health, who also had a miscarriage at 16 weeks.
Zucker said she created the line after noticing a lack of sympathy cards that were actually specific and relatable to what most people were feeling.
Some of the cards are for reaching out to a loved one who's experienced pregnancy loss...
...Even if you have no idea how to start the conversation.
Or even if you've experienced pregnancy loss, too.
"Some of the cards are just simple and gentle. Others say it like it is in a way that might turn some people off — and for some people, might really nail it."
Another card emphasizes that grief comes in a lot of different forms, and that's OK.
One card focuses specifically on pregnancy after miscarriage.
She also created a card for announcing stillbirths and newborn loss, giving people an outlet to share the news of their loss with their loved ones.
"I'm hoping my children and generations to come can live in a society where talking about loss and grief and these types of normative life-altering events could be something that they're comfortable with."
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