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Miscarriage Grief

The Coyotes of West Hills

Daniel A. Olivas | Posted 11.02.2015 | Latino Voices
Daniel A. Olivas

We bought our second home fifteen years ago by looking farther west in the aptly named community of West Hills, a move that served several purposes, both practical and psychological.

Bigger Than You

Kerrie L Cooper | Posted 10.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kerrie L Cooper

At some point in your life you will face something bigger than you. Chances are very good it will happen more than once. But that first time can knock you for a loop; pull the proverbial rug out from under you. It can take your predictable, happy life and turn it upside down.

What I Learned When I Announced My Pregnancy Loss

Danielle Campoamor | Posted 10.09.2015 | Women
Danielle Campoamor

We had lost one of our babies, his heart no longer beating and his body no longer growing. We had endured the ultrasound and sat side-by-side as doctors explained the unexplainable and had made our way home, zombies in our loss and grief and shock.

I'm Glad We Knew

Liz Curtis Faria | Posted 09.29.2015 | Parents
Liz Curtis Faria

The last weekend of summer was the first and only weekend we had with you. Your brother joyfully oblivious. I felt you both. A mother of two! My kids; one holding my hand, both holding my heart and you, a great unknown still.

Let's Open Up About Miscarriage

Natalie Romero | Posted 08.13.2015 | Parents
Natalie Romero

How many people admit that it took them a long time to get pregnant? How many admit to suffering miscarriages? How many talk about a difficult pregnancy? It leads you to believe it was easy.

Woman's Poignant Video Shows Why We Should Talk About Pregnancy Loss

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 08.13.2015 | Parents

According to the National Institutes of Health, roughly 15 to 20% of pregnancies in the U.S. end in miscarriage, usually during the first seven weeks....

Now Is The Time To Talk About Your Pregnancy Loss

Ann Zamudio | Posted 07.01.2015 | Parents
Ann Zamudio

To so many of the people fighting through this, it can bring an incredible amount of comfort to hear that they're not alone.

A Woman Loses More Than the Baby After Her Miscarriage

Robin Cassady | Posted 05.28.2015 | Parents
Robin Cassady

As a survivor of miscarriage, it is hard to not feel like you have lost your self-worth after miscarrying your pregnancy. You feel like a complete failure to yourself, your significant other, and to that child. You lose your sense of empowerment as a woman and it is hard to get it back.

Anna Almendrala

7 Miscarriage Myths That Are Harmful And Isolating | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.08.2015 | Parents

A troubling percentage of American adults believe that miscarriages are rare and caused by a woman’s negative lifestyle choices, stress or physical ...

Forgive Me For Not Fawning Over The Royal Baby

Lauren Stevens | Posted 05.04.2015 | Parents
Lauren Stevens

When I lost my third baby, I knew what to expect in the coming months. I knew that progress reports on the royal baby and Kate Middleton's health would be intermittent reminders of yet another loss.

Blaming myself

Denise Geelhart | Posted 06.24.2015 | Parents
Denise Geelhart

Part of me still worried that I would suffer another loss if I got pregnant again. At 42, the odds were that I would lose another baby. But all I could do was hope that I would not deal with the heartbreak again.

The Clothes That Hid My Loss

Katia Bishops | Posted 06.19.2015 | Parents
Katia Bishops

I remember everything I wore. The unfathomable dichotomy between inside and out. I was wearing my optimism dress leaving the fertility clinic that morning, carrying the weight of the world on my shoulders and a huge question mark in my belly.

You're Still a Mother on Mother's Day if You've Had a Miscarriage

Robin Cassady | Posted 06.15.2015 | Parents
Robin Cassady

Recently, I was asked if it would be appropriate for a man to buy his wife a Mother's Day gift even after the loss of their unborn child.

The Things We Leave Behind

Christine Organ | Posted 06.07.2015 | Parents
Christine Organ

The plant may have been a memorial to our pain and grief, but over time, it came to symbolize our strength and resilience. Despite our pain, or maybe because of it, Matt and I grew infinitely closer as a couple during that time.

Men Have Miscarriages, Too

Ann Zamudio | Posted 06.07.2015 | Parents
Ann Zamudio

I never once stopped to ask my husband how he was handling the loss. After all my introspection and self-discovery, the one thing that escaped my notice in the weeks after the miscarriage was that it wasn't my loss -- it was our loss. I am not alone in making this mistake.

Being Grateful for What Followed My Miscarriage

Robin Cassady | Posted 05.27.2015 | Parents
Robin Cassady

Losing a child during pregnancy or after birth at any time can change your life. I chose to allow it to strengthen me and teach me what to appreciate and be thankful for.

Men Speak Honestly About The Pain Of Mourning A Miscarriage

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 03.04.2015 | Parents

When Jeremy Littau's wife had a miscarriage, he was told to be strong for her, but he had no idea how to process his own reaction to the loss. Aft...

Powerful Comic Reflects On The Pain, Grief And Silence Surrounding Miscarriage

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 02.23.2015 | Parents

Artist Ryan Alexander-Tanner hopes his new comic will help women wade through the physical and emotional pain of miscarriage. Alexander-Tanner was...

Miscarriage, The Grief That We Can't Talk About

Rachel Toalson | Posted 03.28.2015 | Parents
Rachel Toalson

Before we even meet them, we have already planned their details and we have already seen their faces and we have already embraced them, alive. And then they are gone, and they will never sit in our car or sleep in that bed or look at the walls of that room we decorated with them in mind.

How to Manage This Holiday Season When It Seems Everyone Else Is Pregnant Except You

Aimee Raupp | Posted 02.16.2015 | Women
Aimee Raupp

For a woman who has been trying to conceive, without success, this type of reflection and comparison can be devastating. Of course, it is always difficult for women dealing with fertility challenges, but this time of year seems to be the worst.

The Gift of Omission

Tamar Henry | Posted 02.02.2015 | Women
Tamar Henry

I am all for celebrating the phenomenal beauty of a healthy pregnancy. After losing three pregnancies, I'm likely more appreciative than the average person of what a remarkable miracle a full-term pregnancy and healthy baby is.

5 Ways to Help Those Remembering Baby Loss in the Holiday Season

Tara Shafer | Posted 01.31.2015 | Parents
Tara Shafer

Many holiday traditions represent light and birth, and for a family coping with pregnancy or infant loss, the ironies and companion absences can be too stark to bear easily.

Why My Miscarriage Was a Miracle

Taraleigh Weathers | Posted 12.15.2014 | Parents
Taraleigh Weathers

Most of the things you aren't supposed to say are the things that made me feel better. After reading that, I thought for a moment, Maybe things don't happen for a reason... then what the heck is going on?

Telling Stories of Loss on National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day

Tara Shafer | Posted 12.15.2014 | Parents
Tara Shafer

On the night of my son's stillbirth, I experienced a range of emotions I could live several lifetimes and never really begin to describe. I felt absolutely separate from my body. I felt intermittently like a witness to events.

Yoga Practice as a Tool for Coping With Baby Loss

Tara Shafer | Posted 12.13.2014 | Parents
Tara Shafer

In the months following my son's death, yoga enabled a pathway for me to experience myself in my body again. In a rich and saffron-hued yoga studio, lit in the evening with candles, I learned to stay in a moment even as I yearned to escape it.