Pregnancy Loss

Have you or a loved one experienced a miscarriage? You are not alone. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) estimates that as many as 26% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage. Vida has information and support as you work through your grieving process. Whether you have just been given the diagnosis of a pregnancy loss and want to connect with a nurse regarding the use of a miscarriage kit or need resources to help you process your grief, we are here for you.

We are sorry you are experiencing this and want to offer you comfort. Every individual uniquely processes grief; there is no right or wrong way to process this. Your thoughts and feelings are valid and should be empathized with. How you process this may change throughout the months and years that go by, and that is normal.

One of our patients shared her miscarriage story with us. In honor of the daughter she lost and to encourage you, we have included a few of her thoughts regarding her experience:

“I am at peace now; however, I want to be an advocate for women who may be facing a loss to obtain informed care. It is important women have options to be medically monitored and offered miscarriage kits. Circumstances of loss are different for each person, but women should not be told that it is just like a heavy period. I would never recommend doing it alone and would suggest having a support person available to assist you throughout the process. “

Elizabeth Ministries and Still Birth Day are two additional organizations that offer support and that you may find helpful. Please reach out to Vida at 920-731-4354 if you have any questions. Our thoughts are with you.

Although circumstances of losses greatly vary, there is a common need shared to remember all the children whose precious lives ended too soon, grieve and heal from such loss, and know that you are not alone. Vida invites all families who have lost children at any time to Walk to Remember. Walk to Remember is a memorial walk to remember children lost through miscarriage, stillbirth, abortion, early infant/childhood death, and other reproductive losses. Let us gather together to walk, to remember, and to offer support to one another.

If seeking support and resources with trauma and grief following a reproductive loss through an abortion, click here for resources available through Vida.