How to Support Someone Walking Through Pregnancy/Infant Loss by LilHelper.ca Blog
Guest post written by Melissa Sulley of Josiah + Co.
Grief runs deep in my bones. Five times I’ve had to say goodbye to my babies. At different stages in my pregnancies, their tiny hearts gave out, and I may never know why.
Each time we have experienced loss, we’ve seen the importance of community in a time of need. We’ve learned what has been helpful and what hasn’t as we’ve been given room to grieve our losses.
For too long, miscarriage has been swept under the rug, and women have been left to navigate all the confusing emotions alone. As I’ve walked this road, I’ve become passionate in joining the choir of voices breaking the stigma, and letting other women know that they are not alone; they do not need to grieve silently.
I want to give women the freedom to grieve, to speak their babies’ names, and to provide insight into those around them on how to best support them as they walk this journey.
I’ve compiled a little list on what we’ve found helpful support-wise in our grief journey. I hope that you find it helpful too.
How to Support Someone Walking Through Pregnancy/Infant Loss
Hi there! My name is Erin Summers. I’m a blogging Mommy to my amazing daughter. I am brand new to the Creative Content Team here at Lil Helper !!
I want to talk about how there are soooo many choices that we as parents must make.
Those choices run the gamut from simple to super complex. One choice you will have to make is whether or not to baby wear!
I’m going to give 5 reasons to baby wear and why I think all parents should consider it!
For the first time in FOREVER, Lil Helper Cloth Diapers are having a Black Friday sale! But in true Lil Helper fashion, we’re doing things a lil bit differently 😉 What does that mean? The sale starts NOW and the deal is sweeter from now until Tuesday.
FROM NOW UNTIL TUESDAY 21ST 11:59PM EST 20% OFF STOREWIDE
Excludes daypacks, starter packs, international daypacks
35% OFF OLD-STOCK Diapers
(Already marked down 15%, with coupon code applied they will be 35% off)
WEDNESDAY 22ND MIDNIGHT EST – MONDAY 27TH 11:59PM EST
15% OFF STORE WIDE AND 30% OFF OLD STOCK
- Spend $50 – Reversible Bandana Bib
- $100 – Small Wetbag
- $150 – Small Change Mat
- $200 – Large Wetbag & Bamboo Stay Dry Liners
- $250 – Large Charcoal Crib Mat & Bib
- $300 – Bamboo Crib Mat
October 10th, 2017 is World Mental Health Day
Here at Lil Helper, mental health is a subject we hold close to our hearts. A few of our team members have struggled with Postpartum Depression or Anxiety and we have had many conversations with customers (AKA Lil Helper family members) who struggle with their mental health.
The World Health Organisation estimates that “worldwide about 10% of pregnant women and 13% of women who have just given birth experience a mental disorder, primarily depression”. If you went to prenatal classes, are part of a Mom group, etc… Chances are that 1 in 10 of those Mothers experienced a postpartum mental disorder. To make matters worse, many mothers all over the world feel pressure to “get back to normal” while dealing with their mental disorders. Many struggle in silence.
Today, we ask that you simply check in. Check in with yourself, your friends and family, check in with any new parents you know and even parents of older children. A simple, “Hey, how are you?” might make the world of a difference to someone who is suffering.