You probably wouldn’t believe how many times people ask me for help. And it may not even be what you think it’s for. My most frequent request looks something like this, “Hey Lindsay, my (fill in the blank) just miscarried. I really want to help them, but I just don’t know how. I’m sorry to bother you, but I know that you have experience in this area, and I was wondering if you could maybe give me some ideas for what I can do?”
Normally the amazing Casey Watkins is our blog queen. She writes 98% of our blog posts. I chip in when we’re dealing specifically with baby loss, but she handles all the rest. And since October is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, I am guest writing every blog post for the month! That being said, I wanted to take the opportunity to brag on the YWT team. Because without them, we wouldn’t be doing what we’re doing.
Why do we do what we do?
I’m going to be honest with you. I never wanted to be the poster child for miscarriage. Since I was a young girl, I always dreamed I would get in front of people and make a big impact. And let’s be real, none of those dreams including my babies dying. Ever.
Miscarriage, Infertility, stillbirth, infant loss…these things do not discriminate. They don’t care who you are, where you come from, how much money you make, where you live, what color your skin is, which religion you follow. None of it. They will come knocking at anybody’s door.
October is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, and one way we want to honor that is by reminding us all that anybody can be affected by loss. If you know me at all, or have talked to me about Yet We Thrive, I’m like a broken record when I say this. Miscarriage, still birth, infant loss, infertility do not discriminate. If there’s anything I’ve learned on this journey, it’s that. They do not discriminate.