Miscarriage it happened to me

A poem of miscarriage.

Story of Miscourage

Heartbreaking stories. Devastating stories. The miscarriage story needs to change. That's why we've created Tommy's book of #misCOURAGE. Read this story now and help spread the word that miscarriage can no longer be ignored. Help us change the story to save babies' lives.


#misCOURAGE story by Gemma, 


The elephant in the room


One word strikes fear in the hearts of all mothers, mothers trying to conceive, mothers not yet on their journey to motherhood but looking into the future, mothers with large broods who just want one more, mothers to be praying for this pregnancy.

Miscarriage it happened to me

We don’t talk about it.. no one mentions it.

We skirt around it, if someone says it we change the conversation we walk away.

Miscarriage it happened to me.

1 in 4. 1in 4. Stillbirth, miscarriage. Mothers without their children. 1 in 4.. but don’t mention it, it’s too uncomfortable.

Miscarriage it happened to me.

So we carry on, we bleed alone, we cry alone, our bodies hurt.

Our hearts are torn open. Alone we silently grieve.

The world does not know our pain, life carries on.

Soon it is forgotten, too soon.. so we hide our feelings but..

Miscarriage it happened to me


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