“Our modern cul…

“Our modern culture has neglected to provide a framework to manage the disruption in our lives that can ensue following a significant loss. Grief is a normal process that will inevitably touch each of us and yet most of us find ourselves ill prepared and uneducated in this realm. It is within this already stifled environment that we experience pregnancy loss, almost like a secret within a secret. When we stumble into this hidden region we enter what traditionally have been considered private female affairs: menstruation, fertility, birth, menopause and the like. Women in many cultures are taught early not to speak publicly of such things and so pregnancy loss becomes one more female experience to be hidden and demurely downplayed.”

Laura Seftel, Grief Unseen – Healing Pregnancy Loss through the Arts

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