Studies by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists indicate that approximately 1 in 6 â€œclinically recognizedâ€ pregnancies result in miscarriage. Accordingly, most of society has either direct or indirect experience with a miscarriage. Indeed, the topic touches a nerve with people who knew others who had suffered miscarriages but didnâ€™t know how to help them.
Does your diocese or parish offer a healing Mass for those who have suffered perinatal loss (miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, and infant death)? This week on Catholic Women Now, Julie Nelson and I welcome our very own Joel Schmidt who with Adam Storey, director of our diocesan Marriage and Family Life Office, has worked to initiateÂ such a Mass.Â Maria Campbell, parishioner at All Saints Catholic Church, Des Moines, also joins us instudio, and she eloquently shares her experiences with pregnancy and infant loss.
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Links to Resources:
- The Importance of Grieving Pregnancy and Infant Loss by Joel Schmidt
- Maria Campbellâ€™s website: Our Heavenly Homestead