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jumpjockey Tue 27-Oct-09 11:58:08

A very good friend has just lost a baby at an early stage - about 8 weeks. What can we do to help her? She has 3 other children and I mention this not at all in a "well that's ok" way but just because it's half term so she's much busier than usual looking after them. We've had a cuddle and a bit of a cry about it though the children don't know she was expecting so they're not sure why mummy's sad.

What can we do to help her and her dh right now and over the months ahead? At the moment she's still a bit in shock - it was late last week.

lljkk Tue 27-Oct-09 14:31:34

If she were my friend I would ask her if she would like to have a night out, dinner/pub/movie, that kind of thing. Offer to treat for some or all of it if she's skint. Don't plan on dwelling on what's happened when you're together, just give her space to talk if she wants (or not) and something to look forward to, otherwise.

jumpjockey Tue 27-Oct-09 22:46:34

Thanks for your ideas, will see if she fancies a bit of time out from the rest of her 'duties' just to stop thinking about everything for a while.

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