Photo of stairs leading down to the Tiber River in Rome
with green leaves from a nearby tree
October 15th is is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. After my miscarriage, reading personal stories offered me comfort and companionship. Here are a few of those stories available online:
Grieving a Miscarriage: An Illustrated Discussion, by Jessica Zucker and Ryan Alexander-Tanner
After Infertility Diagnosis, Taking Comfort in Jewish Traditions by Dania Rajendra
Adopting A Buddhist Ritual To Mourn Miscarriage, Abortion by Deena Prichep
The Japanese Art of Grieving a Miscarriage by Angela Elon
I invite you to share links to other stories in the comments section.
I have been writing about my own miscarriage and am working on collecting them into a manuscript. You can read a few poems here, here and here at Literary Mama. Composer Lauren Spavelko has also set some of the poems to music, which she is crowdfunding to record. You can support her here. She's already met 26% of her goal as of this writing.
To any readers currently experiencing a loss, remembering a loss or supporting someone who is experiencing the loss, you are not alone.