The fact that miscarriage is completely normal does not make going through it any easier. And because it’s not usually talked about openly, it can come as a real shock. It can also be a very lonely experience. The grief that sometimes accompanies miscarriage can also come as a surprise to parents.
For many people, knowing that they are pregnant opens a world of dreams and possibilities, which are lost when the pregnancy ends. People may mourn their hopes for the future along with the loss of the pregnancy.