Morag’s story – volunteering as a Miscarriage Association Facebook group admin
For links to our Facebook groups and information about volunteering for the Miscarriage Association, please have a look at the end of Morag's story.
Allowing them to become part of the group quickly, without having to wait until office hours, can mean that they get some support - and feel less alone - just when they might really need it.
The Miscarriage Association is very important to me. It was there for my husband and me when we went through our many losses, and I am happy to still be a part of it. I have been a volunteer in many different ways for the M.A., nowadays I mostly help to monitor the private Facebook groups.
Along with the other volunteers, I help to add new members to the Facebook groups. It helps that I am a night owl as requests often come in late at night, from people struggling in the UK or living in other countries. Allowing them to become part of the group quickly, without having to wait until office hours, can mean that they get some support – and feel less alone – just when they might really need it.
I will comment on posts if I feel I can be of help and I’ll also check posts and comments to make sure they’re in line with the group guidelines. We want to make sure that the groups are a friendly and safe space and for everyone to be mindful that we all grieve in different ways.
During COVID-19, having a miscarriage or being pregnant following a miscarriage can be even more difficult, due to families and friends not being able to get together. I think the groups have been invaluable to members because of this, as well as for people who are seeking support about things like how appointments or scans may be affected in these times.