Whether you love it or hate the ABC drama (I am the former), “Brothers and Sisters”, you have to admit, they cover some important issues.  Do you know the premise of the show – story about 5 siblings, 3 brothers, 2 sisters, their mother, and all they ways they are (overly) involved in each other’s lives.  Don’t try to keep a secret in this family; it isn’t possible.

Ok, I know it  is a drama, a TV show, but in my world, any one/show that helps people understand miscarriage is a good thing.

The show hasn’t been on that long, and with last night’s episode, they they have covered 3 pregnancy losses (among other issues).

You might think that this is too much drama, but I want to share some miscarriage facts… it is very common.  In fact 1 in 5 pregnancies end in miscarriage, there are almost 1 million each year in the US.  While it is common, most people don’t know how to help.  This leaves the women and their families alone and suffering.

If you friend lost a family member, would you ignore it?  Of course not.  So why ignore a miscarriage?  It is a real loss, one that needs to be mourned.  Won’t you help?

Our mission at OurHopePlace.com (website) and OurHopePlace.wordpress.com (blog) is to demystify miscarriage.  We want to help women and their families…  visit the website and see, among other things, our 7 tips on how to help; find out what to say/do and what not to say/do.