10 Helpful phrases to say after miscarriage in addition to other practical advice about what to do and what to avoid after a friend has a miscarriage.

“BEN, I’M LOSING THE BABY!” I screamed in frantic desperation.

I wanted him to come rescue me, to somehow stop this nightmare from happening. But all he could do was call the doctor and cry with me.

I had only known I was pregnant for six days. And it was already coming to an end.

In those six days my husband and I had discussed names. We wondered if our baby was going to be a boy or a girl. We already had hopes and dreams for our baby’s future. We told our two-year-old that he was going to be a big brother. We imagined them playing together.

I had been so happy to be pregnant again.

In the days and weeks that followed my miscarriage I had many kind friends and family members offer comforting words and selfless service. But there were also many who were insensitive and dismissed my miscarriage as “no big deal” because it happened so early.

It was a big deal to me. I lost a child. I was devastated.

Two more babies and five years have healed my heart. I have even grown grateful for this experience because it taught me about empathy. It taught me compassion. And now when I have a friend who has a miscarriage, no matter at what point