“Hopefully, in sharing the images I can touch the lives of numerous women who have experienced or are in the midst of experiencing the painful loss of a baby.”
Sometimes the only thing you can do to cope with tragedy is to ride it all out and let catharsis do its thing. That’s what this mother Dianne Yudelson did after suffering her 11th miscarriage.
Also a professional photographer, she shared the explored pain and heartache of miscarriage in a photo series called “Lost”.
“Hopefully, in sharing the images I can touch the lives of numerous women who have experienced or are in the midst of experiencing the painful loss of a baby,” Yudelson told The Huffington Post. “They are not alone in their journey.”
The inspiration came from Dianne’s helping a friend cope with loss, which in turn makes her contemplate about her own.
“These thoughts propelled me to take down the big white box in my closet which safeguards the mementos of my lost babies,” she shared.
“It had been quite a while since I last took each item out, and as I laid them out on my bed I felt their story needed to be documented.”
Reactions toward the photo series have been staggeringly positive, according to Dianne, prompting mothers to speak out about their own experiences.
The couple has two children, but that doesn’t assuage the pain of having lost 11 babies still strike them. Having made “Lost” has somewhat eased their pain.
“They say in giving you receive. I have found this to be true, especially when you give from the heart,” she said. “In helping to heal others emotional pain from pregnancy loss, I have lessened my own.”
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