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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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