During the latest season of Siesta Key, Madisson shares the joys of her pregnancy and courageously opens up about her heartbreaking experience with infant loss. Madisson and Ish honor baby Elliot’s memory by talking openly and encouraging others to seek support.
Talking is power. If you or someone you know is struggling with pregnancy or infant loss, you’re not alone and support is available.
Scroll down for helpful resources, and visit Power to Decide for more information about reproductive health and the power of open conversations.
Pregnancy loss (miscarriage) is more common than you think — and it’s not your fault.
About 30% of women will have one at some point. About 1 in 5 known pregnancies end in miscarriage. Most happen before the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.
Here are three things you should know if you or someone you love has experienced pregnancy loss.
Stillbirth and Infant Loss
Each year, about 24,000 babies are stillborn in the United States. That’s about 1 in 160 births.
While it is rare, each loss is shattering and life-altering for parents and families. These trustworthy organizations can provide support and connection.
March of Dimes
March of Dimes has information, resources and a community of experts and families to help you through pregnancy complications, loss and grief, NICU support and more.
Star Legacy Foundation
Star Legacy Foundation provides support and resources to families expecting a new baby or experiencing a pregnancy loss or neonatal death.
International Stillbirth Alliance
International Stillbirth Alliance connects people around the world to prevent stillbirth and newborn death and support affected families.
Coping with Grief
If your baby died during pregnancy or in the first days of life, you and your family may be overwhelmed by feelings of grief. Anything you’re experiencing – from sadness to guilt to anger and everything in between – is completely normal.
Honor Your Loss
March of Dimes provides a range of resources to cope with grief and honor your loss.
Grief and Finding Meaning
In this episode of Brené Brown’s podcast “Unlocking Us”, grief expert David Kessler discusses love, loss, and finding meaning.
Tips from APA
Research shows that most people can recover from loss on their own through the passage of time if they have social support and healthy habits.
Coping With Loss And Change
This animated video from WellCast explores the stages of grief and offers helpful ways to cope through the process of losing a loved one.
Share your Story
Join a supportive space created by the March of Dimes where you can share your story, connect with others, and offer support to families with similar experiences.
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Need help now?
If you’re struggling and need to talk to someone, you’re not alone. There are lots of free, confidential resources available 24/7.