Woman posts family portrait to tell the truth about miscarriages

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Miscarriage is never easy to talk about. In fact, it’s often not talked about at all, as it has become somewhat taboo in today’s society.

Brittany Geraci went against that grain when she posted a picture of herself and her husband looking lovingly at the baby they lost.

Brittany miscarried a baby that would have been born at the end of December 2015.

The pain and suffering she felt was unbearable.

“Awful things are not something I like to keep to myself and I wanted to literally shout from my rooftop so everyone would know,” she wrote in the comment section of her Facebook post.

She had another photographer take a portrait of her and her husband, and then she (being a photographer herself) edited the image of what she imagined her baby would look like into her arms.

In her Facebook post, Brittany describes the stages of miscarriage, starting with the decision to have a baby…

“Miscarriage is deciding with your husband that you both want to have a baby.”

The excitement of being pregnant…

“Miscarriage is being overjoyed that you’re venturing down this road that ends in holding your new baby in your arms.”

The anxiety of trying to find an OBGYN so you can see your baby on ultrasound ASAP…

“Miscarriage is trying to find an OB office that can get you in ASAP so you can see your new little peanut on the ultrasound screen.”

The horror that ensues when you realize what’s happening…

“Miscarriage is checking to make sure your worst thought is true and to your dismay finding blood.”

The frustration of having to deal with your loss privately…

“Miscarriage is waiting in a hall bed in the ER and people staring at you while you sob and you trying to muffle the cries with the blanket.”

The physical pain of actually miscarrying your baby…

“Miscarriage is immense cramps and awful pain.”

The emotional road you travel every time you see something that reminds you of your baby…

“Miscarriage is hiding behind things so people can’t see you tearing up at the sight of their baby.”

The confusion of having to hide your pain…

“Miscarriage is people telling you to not talk about it, to not post about it, to not let it bother you.”

And the endless pain that comes with the loss of a conceived baby…

“Miscarriage is a void, a bottomless pain. Miscarriage is feeling sad every time you see an ultrasound, a baby blanket, a newborn, a pregnant woman, a birth announcement, a pregnancy test, so on and so on and so on.”

Brittany’s story has liberated hundreds of women as they share their miscarriage stories on her post.

“The most powerful part of this post for me is reading all of your replies. Reading how many of you have had to experience this pain as well and hearing your stories. It’s so awful and so heartbreaking,” Brittany wrote.

Her full Facebook post is below.