Supporting Someone Who Has Experienced a Second Trimester Miscarriage

Second Trimester Miscarriage

There are no words when someone you know loses a baby. The best thing that you can do for them is to be there for them, to listen, to comfort, to hug and to hold. Allow them as much time as they need to grieve and be there for them every single step of the way.

Be patient. Be kind. Be understanding.

Here are some resources that you may find helpful if you or a friend/loved one are dealing with a second trimester miscarriage:

There is a forum that is very up to date where you can get some support from others who are going through or who have gone through a second trimester miscarriage.

Support and Information:
Women’s Stories Second Trimester Stories
Second Trimester Losses
11 Body Changes After a 2nd Trimester Miscarriage
10 Things I Never Heard of Before My Second Trimester Miscarriage

Personal Stories:
Personal story about Loss of a twin at 8 months along
How to Move on After a Miscarriage
I am a Mother of three children – an experience of infant loss
Life After Benjamin
I’m Sorry Baby – a Dad’s perspective

It is ok to talk about miscarriage. For many people, this is part of this healing process. It is important to follow their lead.

Dads Grieve

If you have a personal story that you would like to share, please feel free to share below. If you have written your story elsewhere, please feel free to leave a link in the comments below. When women share their stories, they are helping others with their healing process.

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16 Responses to Supporting Someone Who Has Experienced a Second Trimester Miscarriage

  1. Heidi C. says:

    I have known a few women who have experienced this (along with their partners) and I know the significant psychological effects it can have. Hopefully, there are good supports in place to help the parents through their grief and loss.

    • I know of someone going through this right now (this is what gave me the idea to write this post) and unfortunately, there was not a lot of support in place for her. Thinking that she is definitely not alone in this feeling, I tried to pull together this post in order to help others in her very unfortunate position.

  2. mommakoala says:

    I have walked the walk and understand. It is a hard process to comprehend, and trying to find the answers as to why is endless. Many tears were shed.

  3. Jacqueline Man says:

    I cannot imagine the feeling the moment you know and the everlasting effects it has on a mom. Usually miscarriages are a taboo subject. Usually it happens during the first but the second is even more difficult!

  4. Rogue_Femme says:

    Thank you for this… I have a friend who just lost a baby in the late second, early third trimester. It’s been tough for her and her family, but also for us – her friends – because we don’t know how to help her.

  5. Julie says:

    I cannot imagine how that would make you feel, just when you think that you have got past the dangerous part of the pregnancy, so sad!

  6. Darlene Schuller says:

    I suffered a loss in the 2nd trimester … it was a hard hard time.. I got more lectures on how I should be “over” it.. then I can count… those who’ve never suffered a loss like that, truly don’t understand it.

  7. Elva Roberts says:

    I am glad that there are are sources for grieving Moms to access. I imagine the best sources are sympathetic family and friends. This is such a tragedy and we should not minimize it.

  8. elizamatt says:

    I remember when I lost my baby, that the Dr at the hospital stupidly said that I should be thankful that I had some children at home already. He obviously couldn’t understand my tears nor feelings!

  9. salexis says:

    I never realized how many other women has experienced a miscarriage until I had one myself – suddenly I discovered I wasn’t alone! peer support really helps

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