I have a lot of thoughts about the role of story in pregnancy, birth, miscarriage and motherhood. I haven’t had a lot of time to pull them together into a blog post and actually I think I’m going to turn them into an article instead.
However, here is a very relevant quote I came across today from a blog that a reader linked to via the comments section:
“Why is it that we do not tell our stories except to other women who
miscarry? By doing so, we are promulgating the cycle of silence.
Mothers, you who have suffered with empty bellies and empty arms, be
silent no longer! Speak up! There is no shame in having miscarried,
only in refusing to acknowledge how it changes us.” –Jenni Brighton