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Our First Baby Had Fur

Kathy Radigan | Posted 11.19.2015 | Parents
Kathy Radigan

We named her Samantha and went predictably crazy over our new addition. Many, many, many people made fun of how over-the-top bananas we went. I'll never know why.

Hard Conversations Worth Having

Healthy Birth Day | Posted 11.04.2015 | Parents
Healthy Birth Day

We had just been informed that my wife's pregnancy had come to an end, in the form of a miscarriage, an hour or so before. One fact had escaped us when we received this news -- that my wife would have to go about her life over the next few days with our miscarried child still inside her, because our doctor only performed the D&Cs on Wednesday afternoons.

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.

Even In Our Longing

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 10.24.2015 | Parents
Justine Brooks Froelker

I've always wondered how our family portrait would ever be complete. How do I honor my three without my three here on earth? And then some photos from a few photographers starting showing up on my social media, a result of how much coverage Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month is getting this year.

My Miscarriages Are The Reason I'm Announcing My Pregnancy Early

Jenny Evans | Posted 10.19.2015 | Parents
Jenny Evans

Following the 12-week rule had been, for me at least, damaging. In fact, I'm not sure it's doing anyone any favors.

What I Wish My Doctors (and Other Medical Professionals) Knew About Pregnancy Loss

Alana Rosenstein | Posted 10.15.2015 | Parents
Alana Rosenstein

Few situations highlight our inability to fix and make better more starkly than the loss of a baby. Medical professionals treating a family affected by miscarriage or stillbirth are faced not only with the inability to fix or heal the baby who has died, but also uncertainty about how to respond to the grieving parents.

A Woman Lost

Sophia Williams-Baugh | Posted 10.15.2015 | Women
Sophia Williams-Baugh

I know that my self-esteem decline interferes with me and my husband's intimacy. I know I don't feel attractive and that's why I'm not attracted. So I will continue to pray that I rediscover myself, that I rediscover my femininity, and that I gain the motivation to make myself feel and look beautiful again.

To the One Whose Arms are Aching

Lexi Behrndt | Posted 10.14.2015 | Parents
Lexi Behrndt

Sweet friend. have to tell you. You're doing an incredible job. I know it doesn't feel like it. I know you feel like you can barely function and I know you think that you are failing at life, but listen. You're still standing. You're still breathing, and from someone who knows the pain, I know how hard even that is to do some days.

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.

Mom's Viral Facebook Post Offers Powerful Message After Miscarriage

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 10.07.2015 | Parents

An Ontario mom's viral Facebook post is a inspiring reminder about the power of baring your struggles, weaknesses and scars. On Se...

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.

Why I'm Still a Very Lucky Mommy

Alana Rosenstein | Posted 09.29.2015 | Parents
Alana Rosenstein

The year-and-a-half since our loss has been among the most challenging times in my life, but also a time filled with reminders of how very fortunate I am.

My Experience With The Voldemort Of Women's Health Issues

Laura Benanti | Posted 09.29.2015 | Women
Laura Benanti

If one says the word "miscarriage" out loud, does that feed its evil powers? Do we fear that communing over this type of loss only makes it grow stronger?

How My Miscarriage Brought Healing

Jessica Hoefer-Land | Posted 09.24.2015 | Women
Jessica Hoefer-Land

I am thankful that in the midst of adversity I discovered my husband to be completely unfailing in his love and support. It allowed me to see a side of him that made me love him even more.

Thank You Twin A

Kathy Radigan | Posted 09.16.2015 | Parents
Kathy Radigan

There was much excitement and joy in the room. The doctor took several pictures and labeled them. She gently let us know that there was a possibility that due to the smaller size, Twin A might not make it. But she was very confident that Twin B was doing great.

5 Things to Never Say to a Woman Dealing With Infertility | Posted 09.21.2015 | Healthy Living

By Catherine DiBenedetto Before she had her first baby in 2011, Zahie El Kouri went through multiple rounds of IVF and suffered several miscarriages....

5 Ways to Help a Woman Pregnant Again After Loss

Tara Shafer | Posted 09.11.2015 | Parents
Tara Shafer

Pregnancy after loss can be an extremely complicated path. It combines hope with fear. It is natural that women who find themselves pregnant after a loss often struggle to make sense of a universe of nuanced emotion. For those who surround the woman, it is sometimes difficult to know how one can be most helpful.

Miscarriage -- 1 Year Later

Sarah Warman | Posted 09.10.2015 | Parents
Sarah Warman

This storm may have shaken, frightened and crushed me, but it has not destroyed me. I am still here. Even though I have suffered a loss, I have found myself again. Although, this version of myself is greatly different than just a year ago, I am "me" again. And for today, that is enough.

To The Moms Who Helped Me Through My Miscarriage

Meredith Hale | Posted 09.02.2015 | Parents
Meredith Hale

I don't reach out as often as I should. But I see your beautiful families. And I smile.

What to Do When Your Friend Suffers a Miscarriage

Sarah Cottrell | Posted 08.24.2015 | Parents
Sarah Cottrell

Hushed conversations spell out the tragic news that the baby has been lost. And even though it was not your womb, your heart and soul are crushed. You grieve and feel a world of pain for your friend. But what do you do?

How Misconceptions Over Miscarriages Cause Needless Guilt

Science of Us | Posted 08.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Science of Us

As Zuckerberg said in his post, the misconceptions over the cause of miscarriages means that most people don't discuss the matter with their friends and family. But even if they do, it's hard for their loved ones to know what to say or do.

It Was a Baby, Not Just a Miscarriage

Kathy Sebright | Posted 08.17.2015 | Parents
Kathy Sebright

In this culture of oversharing, empowering, and talking about most everything so openly, miscarriage (and stillbirth/infant loss) are sorely under covered topics. It's a devastating and isolating event that many do not know how to respond to.

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.

How I Survived Infertility

Michelle Martin | Posted 08.12.2015 | Parents
Michelle Martin

I survived infertility (quite well in fact) but as with many life crises my healing wasn't complete. I still feel sadness at times when I hear stories of couples getting pregnant as planned, and enjoying traditional family life. And sometimes I wonder what my life would have been like, had I not experienced infertility.

This Viral Couple Miscarried. Here's What We Can Learn From Them

Ann Zamudio | Posted 08.11.2015 | Parents
Ann Zamudio

To Sam and Nia, I send my heartfelt condolences. I thank you for sharing your journey with the world and for allowing the world to grieve with you. While we join them in mourning the loss of the child they'd only just started to celebrate, I think there are many things we can take away from their very public experience.