One in 10 pregnancies ends in miscarriage. But even though it’s a relatively common occurrence—and a traumatic one—it’s rarely talked about. Because of that, women often feel shame, guilt, and isolation after losing their babies.
Psychologist Jessica Zucker, who went through a miscarriage herself, is trying to open up the conversation. Her Instagram account, @IHadaMiscarriage, provides women with a space where they can share stories about their experiences. The goal, Zucker told Self, is to create a community of support that’ll help women feel less alone as they go through the recovery process.
Judging from the outpouring of support, gratitude, and personal stories in the comments on Zucker’s posts, it’s working. Clearly this kind of community is something we’ve needed for a long time, and we hope more women find it when they need it most.