Loss

CuddleCots Giving Grieving Parents More Time to Say Goodbye

When parents have babies born still, they have only a limited amount of time to say goodbye – so every minute counts. CuddleCots are small cooling units that pump cold water into the padding of...

Why I Don’t Talk About My Miscarriage

I know why I stopped talking about my miscarriage. Despite the best intentions of my loved ones and friends, I didn’t feel like the majority of their reactions acknowledged how deeply I felt about...

Three Miscarriages, Three Experiences: There’s No Easy Option

Here it is. The taboo word that no one wants to utter. Miscarriage. You wait to announce your pregnancy until past the first trimester so, just in case it happens to you, you’ll be...

Hyperfertility and Too Much of a Good Thing

Let’s talk about a word that makes most women embarrassed to mention it once they’ve learned about it, especially when we all know someone who’s struggled to conceive: Hyperfertility.   What is hyperfertility? Hyperfertility is a tentative medical...

5 Reasons I Don’t Want to Talk About My Miscarriage – and One Reason...

“Oh, I’m so sorry. I’m not seeing that heartbeat we’re looking for.” It’s a sentence that will be burned into my memory forever. At least that’s what it feels like 4 days out from...

What You Need to Know About Ectopic Pregnancy

Pretty much anytime your doctor uses the word “pregnancy” with an adjective before it, things can get pretty stressful, pretty quickly. If you’ve ever found yourself having to Google the term “ectopic”, you’ll know...

Losing a Baby Shouldn’t Be So Isolating

“I lost a baby.” It’s a phrase I find myself saying, in one way or another, every time the topic of how many kids I have comes up. I never say it to make...

Fetal Demise Delivery – What I Wished I Knew

The Day it All Goes Down When the ultrasound tech gave me a sorrowful face, apologized and looked down, my heart raced and tears started streaming. It’s like in the blink of an eye something was...

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