This site was set up in December 2016 to help bring miscarriage survivors together, too many people are silent on the issue. When asked how many children you have, how many people only state the number of those who survived, or cannot state a number at all.
We lost our precious son Emmet 22.10.2016, and experienced a chemical pregnancy in the Summer of 2017 18.07. 17 (represented in the star shown in the photograph above) we named our second baby Réalta, meaning star, and think of our second pregnancy as a girl, although we can never know for sure.
Miscarriage affects 1 in 4 pregnancies, and yet there is a veil of silence over the subject that so few people dare to break. Even more babies are lost annually to Stillbirth and neonatal death, and although we deal mainly with miscarriage, all babyloss survivors are welcome here. Some of the links and content we post is about babyloss in general, and includes, but is not purely limited to miscarriage alone.
You do not need to be ashamed of miscarriage or Babyloss. It does not make anyone less of a mother, less of a father or less of a family.
October 15th is miscarriage awareness day, and October is miscarriage awareness month. Yet survivors of miscarriage are aware for the other eleven months of the year, even if everyone else is not.
It is all to easy in this culture of silence and social stigma to feel isolated. Nobody on the street really welcomes hearing about the children who didn’t get to walk on this earth, but we hope that this site will provide at least a little relief from the silence faced in everyday life, don’t let the ignorance of others make you feel like your loss doesn’t count.
Find us on Instagram @survivingmiscarrigetogether
Love and Support Always,
Emmet and Réaltas Mum,