When it comes to miscarriage we kind of have it all wrong.
Rachel Lewis has had five miscarriages.
They were painful and heartbreaking for her and her family. On top of the intense grief and inner turmoil she was feeling, Rachel was met with a mixture of awkwardness and expectation to move on — and to do so quickly. There can also be an assumption that miscarriage is someone's fault. Rachel found herself scouring her own behavior to find a reason why it happened.
"We blame ourselves because we need to blame something," Rachel explains. "It was our body's one job to make a baby and keep it safe."