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Opening the conversation of bereavement

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Posted at 5:40 AM, Oct 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-02 05:40:08-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — It's a conversation that's in the spotlight right now, women speaking on their experiences losing a baby they never got to know.
It's called perinatal bereavement.
It's one of those things many people don't talk about, because miscarriages can cause so much grief, but they affect up to 15 percent of pregnancies.

On Thursday we told you how model and TV personality Chrissy Teigen shared her pregnancy struggles and miscarriage with the world.

Her openness is sparking a wider conversation on the taboo subject.

"That's one of the best parts of having this network is that there are people there to say yes, you're not crazy," said Dawn Both-Kim of Western New York Perinatal Bereavement. "You are sad and you're allowed to be sad, you just lost a baby. And when you lose a baby, yes you lose a child, but you lose all the things that you didn't have. You lose the first word."

If you or someone you know is struggling with bereavement, you can reach out to the Western New York Perinatal Bereavement Network by calling them at (716) 626-6363 or visiting their website here.