How should I be dealing with my pregnancy loss? How am I going to process this? For many the loss of pregnancy is painful, lonely and confusing. There is little or no recognition of the suffering that people endure when they lose a pregnancy through miscarriage or abortion in mainstream Australian culture.
When I experienced pregnancy loss due to miscarriage, I wanted to find an appropriate way to acknowledge my loss. I was fortunate to learn that the Japanese culture openly recognises the loss of pregnancy. They embrace a Buddhist tradition known as Mizuko Kuyo - a ritual that incorporates a traditional ceremony and a figure known as the Mizuko Jizo. This ritual helps people to acknowledge their loss in a spiritual and tangible way.
This website seeks to introduce the Mizuko Kuyo tradition to anybody who may find it helpful as I did.