I spoke on the parent panel at The Wishbone Foundation Birth Professionals Training Workshop last week. I am always so honored when I am asked to speak there. I love that they include first trimester miscarriage in their training.
When I sat on the panel, I noticed these wires that you see on the right. I stared at them nearly the entire time we were up there (2 hours). Do you see what I see in the picture?
The wires take on the shape of a heart.
Was this a message? When I took a picture of these wires, someone asked what I was doing so I asked them if they saw what I saw. “Oh, they are in the shape of a heart!” Yes. They are. It’s so interesting and inspiring.
If you haven’t had a chance to learn about the Wishbone Foundation, please take a moment to visit their website and donate to their cause. The foundation puts on FREE training to nurses and other hospital personnel involved with perinatal loss. Without the free training, many nurses and professionals would not be able to attend. Budgets are so tight and loss is the last thing on most hospital administrators’ minds.
Listening to the other parents on the panel is always difficult and brings up such emotion. It seems especially hard for me because I am a first trimester loss and most of the others were full-term stillbirth, fatal anomalies, and newborn loss. I managed to convince my friend to come tell her second trimester loss story. She did amazing and I am glad she shared her son with the world.
Thank you so much Brad and Jianna Wright for including me and representing first trimester miscarriage. Your foundation is amazing and I am so blessed and honored to be a part of it.