Caring For Women Who Have Experienced A Miscarriage
Experiencing a miscarriage is an unbearable thing. According to the British Journal of Psychiatry, Of 13,133 pregnant women studied, 21% had experienced one or more previous miscarriages, 108 had one previous stillbirth, and three women had two previous stillbirths. All of the women in the study were assessed for depression and anxiety during their pregnancy and after having their babies. If you know of anyone that has experienced this misfortune, there are things you can do to make their day a little bit brighter.
1. Share Joys Together
Pregnancy is a beautiful thing! Rejoice with the person who miscarried and do everything in your power to not let them dwell in their loss.
All children are a heritage from the Lord (Psalm 127:3), so do not allow her to dwell in all the statistics and prepare for a brighter tomorrow.
2. Carry Humbly
In whatever joy you might be sharing, be careful not to flaunt your assurance but carry your child humbly before the Lord. The Lord teaches us that the gift of life was in the hands of the Lord (Job 1:21). Together, view each day they have with their little one as a blessing to be received with gratitude, not entitlement.
3. Listen Closely
It is one thing to check up on someone who has had a miscarriage, and it is another thing to comfort them. Don’t forget to ask how they’re doing six, twelve, or eighteen months later. Miscarriage. Mother’s Day will be especially hard. Pregnancy announcements will be bittersweet. Keep all of this in mind when caring for your friend.
God has placed us in the body of Christ and called us to bear one another’s burdens (Galatians 6:2). Love your sisters by listening.
4. Be At Their Side
The worst thing that can happen to a sister that has suffered a miscarriage is having the closest ones to them not be there when they need them the most. Don’t fall off the face of the Earth but instead reach out to your sister.
Miscarriage is scary, especially for moms-to-be. It tests the limits of our submission to God’s sovereignty like little else.
5. Ask Questions
Miscarriage affects different women in so many ways, so don’t always assume that your friend is always in dire need of company. If you’re unsure of the best way about going on with the situation… ask! Your friend will be so grateful for that question.