Although we understand that miscarriages are devastating, one aspect of the experience that often gets overlooked is how isolating it can feel to live in the aftermath of this traumatic event.
For decades, this had a lot to do with the fact that people were expected not to talk about them after they had them. But while some high profile awareness efforts have made them less of an unnecessarily taboo subject, that loneliness still remains.
It can be surprising to see how much people vary in how they react to news of a miscarriage, but those who do want to be supportive are often at a loss when it comes to what they can do for a loved one coping with the experience.
And while it may not seem like much on the surface, that's why one woman's simple photo of a pack of toilet paper and a box of Cheez-Its on her porch is making such a difference among parenting circles.