Navigating the pain of miscarriage and still birth during the COVID-19 pandemic

Global News published this video item, entitled “Navigating the pain of miscarriage and still birth during the COVID-19 pandemic” – below is their description.

The stigma of infant and pregnancy loss continues to be a barrier for bereaved parents navigating grief.

For women who know they are pregnant, on average about one out of six will have a miscarriage.

A pregnancy and infant loss support centre in Calgary told Global News their client list has ballooned 300 per cent since the start of the pandemic.

Jayme Doll has more on the pain and stigma that leads many to navigate the experience in silence.

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