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Pregnancy Loss: The Surprising Movie That Understands Miscarriage

07/13/2015 02:05 EDT | Updated 07/13/2015 02:59 EDT
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Losing a baby at any stage of pregnancy is devastating. The heartbreaking experience deeply affects both men and women and can cause them to experience a range of emotions, including shock, depression and even guilt.

While this grief is sometimes difficult for people who haven't gone through it to understand, one movie perfectly demonstrates exactly what this type of loss looks like.

The opening of Disney’s “Up” tells the story of Mr. Fredricksen’s life before he attached his house to 10,000 balloons and flew it to South America. During the first few minutes of the movie, we see him experience love and loss in the form of a miscarriage.

I keep touching my stomach and it kills me that my baby is no longer with me.

Posting this short scene to Imgur, user LadyRuthless wrote: “After losing my baby recently... this hit me so fucking hard. I keep touching my stomach and it kills me that my baby is no longer with me.”

Since being posted last week, the short clip has garnered over 600 comments from people sharing their own experiences. “Watched this right after my first miscarriage and my husband felt so bad during this part,” one wrote. “I just sat and cried the whole night.”

Others offered their condolences: “That scene broke my heart, I can't imagine what you're going through. Chin up, keep strong.”

But one user decided to provide some much needed advice, “Every miscarriage is hard, but just remember that they are more common than we are told in society, and it doesn't mean you're a bad person.”

According to BabyCentre Canada, after a positive pregnancy test, there’s a one in five chance of having an early miscarriage, meaning in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Late miscarriages, which can occur until approximately 24 weeks of pregnancy, are less common and only occur in about one in 100 pregnancies.

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