While the COVID-19 pandemic is pausing many aspects of life, some things unfortunately go on: every day, more parents experience a stillbirth, miscarriage, or infant loss. And for many of us, the grief we are already experience continues. What is already an isolating experience is exacerbated by social distancing.
In an effort to continue our mission of offering information, support, and comfort, this month we plan to do a trial online version of what is typically our in-person support group. The meeting link will only be provided after formal registration.
MIS Share (Miscarriage, Infant loss, and Stillbirth) is a parent-led support network founded in 1981 to offer information, support, and comfort to grieving parents who have experienced the death of their baby during pregnancy, or after birth.
We have a monthly support-group meeting in Falls Church, VA that offers a compassionate, comforting, and safe environment in which parents are free to share thoughts, feelings, and experiences with other parents who truly understand. From this mutual experience, at times, lifelong friendships are formed.
Any time is the right time to contact MIS—whether you just experienced a loss last week, 20 years ago, or are a loved one supporting a parent struggling with their loss.
This is a story that aired on NBC today that we want to share, because it was encouraging news for all who have experienced a miscarriage without an explanation.
Read the story here
Or watch the video from the NBC today show here
She shares her rebalanced perspective in the article titled: "To The Loss Parents Who Only Survived This Year"
If you haven't visited Still Standing before, then take a few minutes and check it out. It's a good resource.