I had the pleasure today of virtually meeting Heather Moore, the founder of Face2Face of Myrtle Beach. It’s a support group for women who are coping with the grief associated with miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant loss. The group is part of the Faces of Loss project, a site that encourages women to tell their loss stories, connect with one another, and increase awareness.
The first meeting of Face2Face of Myrtle Beach is this coming Saturday, June 23, 2012. The group will get together at the coffee-house inside the Books-a-Million store in Coastal Grand Mall in Myrtle Beach at 2:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome, no matter whether your loss is fresh or from many years ago.
Well-meaning family and friends are notorious for trying to help with phrases like, “everything happens for a reason,” or “Thank goodness it happened now. It would have been more difficult later in the pregnancy.” In my humble opinion, no one really understands unless they’ve been through this. So if you’re among the thousands affected, join this group of ladies. You owe the validation and warmth to yourself. You’re not alone. Your pain is real. If you’re planning on more children, your anxiety is understandable.
For more information and statistics on miscarriage and stillbirth, check out this article I just wrote for TheDigitel Myrtle Beach. To connect with Face2Face of Myrtle Beach, check out their Facebook page. You can also see more information about their first meeting on their event page.
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