How to Help Those Impacted by Miscarriage, Abortion and Reproductive Loss on this Unusual Mother’s Day
SAN DIEGO – Life Perspectives,® the global leader in training, research, expertise and support after reproductive loss including miscarriage and abortion, today offered advice to help those impacted by reproductive loss during this unusual Mother’s Day.
“Mother’s Day can be a difficult day for those impacted by miscarriage, abortion and other reproductive loss,” said Michaelene Fredenburg, CEO of Life Perspectives. “This Mother’s Day, the feelings of isolation typically felt by those impacted will likely be intensified, as our COVID-19 quarantine makes this one of the most unusual Mother’s Days that we’ll experience in our lifetime.”
Are you experiencing reproductive loss? Do you know someone who has experiencing reproductive loss? Life Perspectives offers these tools and tips to help you process your 2020 Mother’s Day.
Keep in mind the 3 keys to helping someone through a reproductive loss: (1) Be there (2) Listen and (3) Support. “You don’t need magic words or a secret formula to help someone through their reproductive loss,” said Fredenburg. “You just need to be there and focus on them.”
If you are impacted by miscarriage, abortion or other reproductive loss, or want to support someone who has, Life Perspectives offers many tools to help you.
- MiscarriageHurts.com® is a website created by Life Perspectives that offers an anonymous outlet for those impacted by miscarriage. The site offers healing pathways and opportunities for expression for anyone impacted.
- AbortionChangesYou.com® is another website created by Life Perspectives. It too offers anonymous, healing pathways for those impacted by abortion.
- Michaelene Fredenburg, CEO of Life Perspectives, has authored a series of books to help those impacted by reproductive loss. Hard copies are available on the Life Perspectives website, with most of these books available digitally through Kindle at a low cost, or free with a Kindle Unlimited Subscription. Many of these books are offered in English, Spanish and other languages.
- Life Perspectives’ online store offers a range of products to help those impacted, including sympathy cards, healing kits and memorial jewelry. As Life Perspectives is a nonprofit, all proceeds go back into helping those impacted.
“The feelings experienced by those impacted by abortion and miscarriage can be deep and devastating,” added Fredenburg. For a glimpse into these raw and emotional experiences, see the anonymous stories posted on Life Perspective’s sites, AbortionChangesYou.com and MiscarriageHurts.com.
“A reproductive loss can be new, or years old, and still be just as painful on this Mother’s Day,” added Fredenburg. “It’s important to be there for those who are impacted and need our help.”
About Life Perspectives
Life Perspectives® is the global leader in training, research, expertise and support after reproductive loss including miscarriage and abortion. Life Perspectives provides training and other resources to health professionals including hospitals, medical professionals, therapists, social workers and pregnancy centers, as well as community and faith leaders. Life Perspectives is approved by the National Association of Social Workers, the California Board of Registered Nurses and the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to provide continuing education. Life Perspectives is at the forefront of creating impartial and impactful research to understand the way individuals process reproductive losses, and to establish global standards for offering compassionate care. Life Perspectives also offers a safe place, without religious or political affiliation, for those impacted by miscarriage and abortion at MiscarriageHurts.com® and AbortionChangesYou.com.® For more information on Life Perspectives, visit www.lifeperspectives.com.