Last night Chrissy Teigen shared the sad news that she and her husband, John Legend miscarried their baby, Jack. Both parents took to social media to share their heart breaking news and described the moment as shocking and one of the darkest days they’ve experienced.
They also took time to thank their family, friends and followers for their love, prayers and support; something they will need as they live through these difficult days.
I share this news because it is important that people are able to talk about their pregnancy and infant loss (if they want to), and help end the stigma of it being a taboo topic. People who experience such sad loss need to receive support in their grief and be reminded that this loss is very real. Pregnancy and infant loss is not only losing a physical human creation, but also the loss of hope and future dreams.
October is pregnancy and infant loss awareness month. It is important to continue to raise awareness, support parents who grieve the loss of their baby, and remind future parents that they don’t have to grieve alone if they experience such a tragic loss.