On the minefield that is the ´comments section' of articles on terminating for medical reasons and how to care for yourself
Let's talk about the comments section of articles (usually in mainstream media) that retell the heartbreaking stories of terminations for medical reasons, otherwise known as TFMR. My advice: don't "click to expand" or "click to see all" or read at all if you can avoid it. There's always some angry pro-birther-at-all-cost no-matter-the-suffering person in there.
Guard your grieving heart. Remember why YOU made the medical decision you did for YOU and YOUR baby. That decision, made with sooooo much love and respect for life is what matters.
If you do find yourself in the comments section of an article on TFMR (termination for medical reasons) and feel triggered, angry, scared, upset, outraged or all of the above due to an ignorant comment, reset yourself:
1. Close article/comments
2. Place phone down or walk away from device
3. Center yourself in your LOVING decision...through meditation, an affirmation, deep breaths, sharing the trigger with a TFMR friend, prayer, going for a walk, whatever you need to do
4. Continue until you feel reset, still acknowledging that that was a shitty ass comment
And keep taking care of your grief and love in safe, TFMR spaces. Come join my Facebook group, the TFMR Support Circle, if you need a caring space like this, free of trolls. Just click that link to apply. I screen everyone to keep us all safe.
The TFMR Support Circle is a place where we understand the triggers as a big part of this experience. A place where you can safely share your story.
How do YOU take care of yourself after reading hurtful comments about TFMR?
Keep taking care of yourself gently 💜
The TFMR Doula
P.S. And all comments on this blog are held for review by ME so no hateful remarks will ever appear in this comments section. Only grief support for bereaved families allowed. We are not available for hate and ignorance here.
I'm Sabrina Fletcher, The TFMR Doula.
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