Woman's Facebook Post Highlights The Importance Of Talking Openly About Miscarriage

"There is hope after this heartbreak."

Emily Christine Fauver and her husband had been trying to have a baby for over a year, and the time had finally come. So when she went in for an ultrasound this past November, Fauver was incredibly excited to see what their baby looked like at eight weeks. 

She had done research on ultrasound photos by searching Instagram for the hashtag #8weeks and had looked at photos from her girlfriends' pregnancies. She had a good idea of what the image on the ultrasound was supposed to look like. 

But the image Fauver saw on her own ultrasound was much different than ones she had researched. She saw nothing, and instantly, she knew she would endure a miscarriage. Her doctor confirmed and sent her home. 

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Roughly 15 to 20 percent of pregnancies in the United States end in miscarriage, according to the American Pregnancy Association. There are more than 3 million miscarriages in the U.S. every year. Miscarriages can be incredibly heartbreaking, and the fact that they're not often talked about doesn't help to make things any easier.

In a Facebook post a few months after her miscarriage, Fauver decided to share her personal experience to help bring awareness to this issue. 

"Miscarriages are SO real and so common, in fact, one out of four women experience a miscarriage; but don't let that confuse you into thinking it hurts any less. As large as this statistic is, I still felt alone and I have finally figured out why: because no one talks about it," she wrote. "It wasn't until I started talking about it to my friends and family that I slowly realized I wasn't alone. That my mom, my aunt, my sister, my sister's best friend all have experienced this heartbreak and pain, a heartbreak and pain I wouldn't wish upon my worst enemy."

Talking about the physical and emotional pain that miscarriage can cause helped Fauver to heal — and she wanted other women to know that it is OK to talk openly and honestly about with others. 

"People may wonder why I choose to talk about this after months have passed, but it's the harsh reality that time really doesn't heal all wounds, so I am hoping sharing my story will help with the healing process," Fauver continued. "I am not looking for pity and I am not looking for answers. I am sharing this so that maybe one less woman will feel alone and use this as a reminder or message that there is hope after this heartbreak."

(H/T: Huffington Post

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