Miscarriages are common.
According to the March of Dimes, between 10-15% of known pregnancies end in miscarriage. The experience is physically and emotionally difficult, and often exasperated by our culture of silence around miscarriages.
Leading employers are stepping up to support their employees through a very challenging experience. During a time when it can seem difficult to know what the right thing is to do, consider offering the following benefits as a way to show compassion not just to an employee that has lost her baby but also to her partner who shares in her experience of loss:
Creating a culture of compassion is vitally important for employers wanting to show their awareness of and consideration for employees who experience pregnancy loss. It is an experience no one should have to go through but letting employees know they are valued and that the company supports them through this painful time can make a world of difference.