Perinatal loss is one of the most isolating griefs. We call it a "disenfranchised grief" as many times it is kept secret, isolating you from potential support. And even when others know, they may not know what to say to comfort you. When someone losses a grandparent, for example, there are cultural and religious rituals that bring closure. To further complicate, your partner may be grieving in a very different way. I consider it a privilege to hold space for your reproductive story.
— Abigail Burd, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in San Diego, CA