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9 Things Never to Say to a Woman Who’s Had a Miscarriage: Woman’s Day Interview

Chances are that you know a woman who has had a miscarriage.  It can be difficult to know how to respond when a friend experiences such a tragedy.

I recently offered my professional insight on the topic to a Woman’s Day article entitled “9 Things Never to Say to a Woman Who’s Had a Miscarriage.”  Here’s a quick review of what not to say in this situation:

1)  Nothing (acknowledge the loss; don’t stay silent)

2)  “You can always try again.”

3)  “It wasn’t meant to be.”

4)  “At least you already have one.”

5)  “At least you weren’t that far along.”

6)  “Don’t tell [insert name of pregnant friend/ family member]; it’ll upset her.”

7)  “At least you didn’t know him/her.”

8)  “At least it happened before you bought anything for the baby.”

9)  “There must have been something wrong with the baby.”

Read the full article here of things not to say to a woman who has experienced a miscarriage.

 

About Dr. Julie Hanks, LCSW:
Dynamic self & relationship expert Dr. Julie de Azevedo Hanks, LCSW loves to make a difference for women. She owns Wasatch Family Therapy and regularly contributes to KSL TV's Studio 5, and her advice has been featured nationally including Wall Street Journal, Parenting, Fox News, and others. Connect on Facebook & Twitter. Her books The Burnout Cure and The Assertiveness Guide are now available.

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