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I still remember the day I got a call from my mother telling me my sister was at the hospital for a possible miscarriage. My heart sank. I was blessed with three beautiful kids in just 4 years, without any complications and for my sister, she was trying to have her second child. It was something we had all been wanting for her and she had been wanting, but God apparently had other plans. As the night passed, my sister was sent home from the hospital without any sympathy from the ER staff at the hospital. Instead they told her to make an appointment with her OB and it would pass. I never knew how cruel someone could be treated until that night.
The next morning I rode with my sister and our kids as we went to the OB doctor. We talked and we held out hope that she wasn’t really miscarrying, but at the doctors, her OB confirmed what we didn’t want to hear. She was having a miscarriage. Being the little sister, it isn’t often I have seen my sisters cry, but that day, I sat helplessly as she cried tears of pain. Pain from losing a child that wasn’t even recognized and pain from having a miscarriage.
Thankfully, my sister was blessed with a beautiful rainbow baby who happens to be turning 1 today. But, my sister’s story isn’t unique. 1 in 4 women will actually suffer a miscarriage. 1 in 4 women will never get to hold their sweet baby and will feel like they did something wrong.
Up until now, miscarriage has always been a taboo subject, but it doesn’t have to be. Sarah Philpott’s new book, Loved Baby 31 Devotions Helping You Grieve and Cherish Your Child after Pregnancy Loss gives grieving women the support and encouragement they often don’t get.
About Loved Baby Devotional
Loved Baby was written by Sarah Philpott, Ph.D. for women in the middle of psychological and physiological grief as a result of losing an unborn child through miscarriage, stillbirth, or ectopic pregnancy loss. In Loved Baby, Sarah shares her own story of loss and offers Christ-filled hope to grieving women. This devotional offers:
- Real talk about loss
- Christ-filled comfort
- Tips to manage social media, reconnect with your partner, and nourish your soul
- Knowledge that your child is in heaven
- Strategies to walk through grief
- Ways to memorialize your loss
Loved Baby features 31-chapters of stories and prayers that you can use to help grieve your unborn baby. This book touches subjects that no one likes to talk about like; Not Planting Seeds of Anger and Jealousy and When You Go Through Deep Waters: Depression and Anxiety and makes them things easier to talk about. I feel like Loved Baby is a book that every woman who has ever gone through a miscarriage or an ectopic pregnancy needs.
This book is sure to help many grieving women and I hope it can help you or someone you may know too! You can learn more about this book by going HERE.
Loved Baby is now available as a bracelet bundle, you can order your bundle HERE.
If you stumbled upon this post as a loved one of someone who just experienced a loss, please check out my post on How to Support a Loved One During a Loss.