I shared with a small group of men and women today that I am the co-founder of www.OurHopePlace.com, a website dedicated to friends helping friends cope, hope and heal after miscarriage.  One by one EVERYONE revealed they too has suffered (either personally or through a spouse).  

When I shared that I started this business with a long time friend of mine because when we suffered our miscarriage we looked for something to help us, we found facts that left us cold, we found places to pour out our emotions (and we had a lot of them) but after a while these left us feeling drained, and that ultimately we couldn’t find anything that helped us move forward, something that would help us heal.  In addition, we found most people didn’t know how to help; what to say/do.  So most people ignored the situation – again silence…  if a parent or grandparent had passed, everyone (or at least most) would know what to do/say.    After sharing the reasons why and what our aim was, they ALL looked at me and said, ‘I need that website.  Where were you when I needed you?  What a great thing this is – such an important issue!!!”

Miscarriage is all too common (1 MILLION each year in the US), yet it remains taboo to discuss.  This leaves women and their family’s alone and suffering in silence.  We need to start the discussion…  we need to stop the madness, stop the deafening silence!  Reach out and help!