When a woman has a miscarriage it is a very traumatic experience and different women express themselves different ways, but never the less it’s very painful. I truly applaud New Zealand for caring enough about their women to now give them time off if needed for miscarriages. This is a piece of their law.
This is why New Zealand’s soon-to-be-law entitling anyone who loses a baby at any point during pregnancy to three days’ paid bereavement leave is so important – and necessary.
It sends a powerful message: that miscarriage matters. That the loss of a pregnancy is worthy of time off, however far along you were. That it is not ‘just a heavy period’ or ‘just a bunch of cells’, or any of the other ‘justs’ that cling to this subject. It’s a grief that cannot be measured by the number of weeks’ gestation.
A miscarriage turns you inside out. It’s painful and it’s lonely – you are, after all, grieving for someone who may only have existed for you and your partner. If your interested in reading the full story visit https://graziadaily.co.uk/life/in-the-news/miscarriage-leave-matters/
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