I had a friend that lost a child at 22 weeks gestation. Things have changed between us. I can tell that she is a different person. There is awkward silences when I see her and I am not sure what kind of conversation I can have since my son is what I talk about the most and I don't know if it makes her uncomfortable. I love her and care for her. I told her that I am here for her no matter what, but where do I go from here? Any advice?

    If she is more of a sensitive person, the topic of children might be a little touchy for awhile considering it just happened. Even though your son is what you usually talk about, try to minimize it for a little while if necessary, giving her time to heal. Mentioning your son once in awhile in the context of conversation or if something big happened with him shouldn't be a problem cause she's your friend and cares about what's going on in your family's life, but try to find another common ground. Try to focus on stuff she likes and always remind her to stay positive and there's a reason for everything even if we don't see the reason right away. There really isn't much you can do besides be loving and there for her. Sorry to hear about that, I know we don't know each other but I'll keep her in my prayers :(
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      Thanks for the referral!
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