Loss

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Blowing Raspberries

  After our first “bad ultrasound” with our son, Patrick, who was born still in April 2014, my husband and I walked to another building in the hospital to see if my therapist was available....

What To Do When Your Friend Has A Miscarriage

It is never easy to know how to support a friend who is experiencing pain or a loss of any kind, and miscarriage is no different. Pregnancy loss is particularly hard to discuss openly...

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