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How Can You Support Someone Who Has Had A Miscarriage?

Miscarriages are more common than most people realize. What should someone do to help a friend who has just experienced one?

We've all seen the joyful status updates featuring cute pregnancy announcements.

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But far less common are announcements that a pregnancy ended too soon.

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And when people do tell others that they've had a miscarriage, those around them often don't know what to say or do.

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So they say things that make things worse, or just avoid the person because they aren't sure what to say.

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And that can make people feel isolated when grieving a miscarriage.

Do you have any advice for what people can do or say (or NOT do and NOT say) when a person shares that they have had a miscarriage?

Tell us what gestures and comments you appreciated most below, and we'll publish some of the responses to help inform others.

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