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Miscarriage

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...

What It Took For My Husband And Me To Become A Family

Christine Haughney Dare-Bryan | Posted 03.03.2015 | Parents
Christine Haughney Dare-Bryan

When does a family become a family? Does it start when a couple adopts its first dog? The day a child is born? The moment the wheels lift off the tarmac on the flight home with an adopted child?

How Safe Is Abortion?

David A. Grimes | Posted 03.03.2015 | Women
David A. Grimes

Abortion opponents routinely claim that abortion is unsafe. They do this by cherry-picking studies, citing obsolete literature, extrapolating inappropriately and misinterpreting results.

What I Do When I'm Having One of Those Days

Kathy Radigan | Posted 03.02.2015 | Parents
Kathy Radigan

I know in my heart that the best days I had before I knew the four most important people in my life can't even hold a candle to my worst day being a wife and mom.

We ALL Need the Village

Kindness Blog | Posted 02.26.2015 | Good News
Kindness Blog

Here's the thing: I've spent an evening broken to pieces, with my spirit in shreds, because of some of the things I've seen or heard about, which show where the village has failed.

Shoes and Life

John Roman, Ph.D. | Posted 02.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
John Roman, Ph.D.

I never cared much for shoes. They are utilitarian and prosaic. I was always a construction boots and running shoes kind of person.

What Is Active Acceptance?

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 02.23.2015 | Parents
Justine Brooks Froelker

I actively work my acceptance of my life without kids, but do not be confused by the word acceptance. Definitely do not miss the words actively work.

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...

I Found My Voice When I Became a Mom

Kathy Radigan | Posted 02.19.2015 | Parents
Kathy Radigan

I was a shy, insecure young woman. The dyslexia that made school and life so hard made me an extremely cautious person. I was terrified that if I opened my mouth, people would discover just how stupid I was.

Out of the Woods?

Tamar Henry | Posted 02.17.2015 | Women
Tamar Henry

When you have a history of pregnancy loss, you are hyper-aware that you're never out of the woods. You know that anything can happen in the first trimester or after.

Welcome Chaos

Jennifer Lizza | Posted 01.29.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Lizza

I felt fear that we might never experience the chaos of everyday life with children, that our house might never be filled with laughter other than our own. I cried thinking I may never trip over a toy on my way to bed or have a teddy bear to pick up and put away.

Miscarriage, The Grief That We Can't Talk About

Rachel Toalson | Posted 01.26.2015 | 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.

Things to Know When Your Friend Loses a Baby

Tara Shafer | Posted 01.26.2015 | Parents
Tara Shafer

Mourning loss is healthy. It promotes integration of normal and understandable grief. When women are unable to access helpful social networks, however, complicated grief may present.

Dancing Mom-To-Be Reveals Baby News To Hubby With Cue Cards And Choreography

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 01.22.2015 | Parents

When dance instructor and choreographer McKenna Lynch learned she was pregnant, she knew she wanted to surprise her husband Sam with the news. Coming ...

What's the Cure for a Holiday Hangover?

Lauren Stevens | Posted 01.05.2015 | Parents
Lauren Stevens

I was left with a fatigued sense that, somehow, things had gone horribly wrong. Christmas was supposed to be an exciting and enchanting experience for our little one, yet I had the distinct feeling that he had ruined it.

Personalized Medicine Takes on the MTHFR Gene

Bianca Garilli, N.D. | Posted 02.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Bianca Garilli, N.D.

As the scientific community continues to learn more about individual genes and how and what they code for, it gives rise to increased personalized medical recommendations to support an individual's genetic makeup.

I Was Ambivalent About Having Kids -- Until I Wasn't

Dana Norris | Posted 02.19.2015 | Women
Dana Norris

I find it hard to believe at first because I don't feel any different. But then days go by and I begin to feel a buzz around my edges. I realize that I, through no conscious effort of my own, am slowly building another person. My husband and I compare bellies in the mirror every night. I didn't think it was possible, but I enjoy being pregnant.

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.

How Butter and Sugar Got Me Through the Saddest Time In My Life

Erica Gelbard Callahan | Posted 02.04.2015 | Women
Erica Gelbard Callahan

I started baking -- and I didn't stop. Late at night when I couldn't sleep and during the day with my son, I'd turn to the kitchen. Baking took my mind off of the fact that my life felt completely yucky and funky.

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.

The Loaded Question It's So Hard For Me To Answer

Krista Pelton | Posted 01.21.2015 | Parents
Krista Pelton

We can separately have children, just not with each other. You have to really love your spouse to hear that kind of news.

I Lost My Baby Just Weeks Before He Should Have Been Born

Catherine Kelly | Posted 01.14.2015 | Parents
Catherine Kelly

What I have learned from this horrific loss is that I am stronger than I ever knew. I have learned not to take life for granted, and that every moment with loved ones is a gift.

Making a Family Just Isn't That Easy - Part 3

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 01.10.2015 | Parents
Justine Brooks Froelker

When it comes to family planning, fertility, infertility, miscarriage, infant loss and recovery, there really can't be too much love.

Is 'The Handmaid's Tale' Science Fiction -- Or a Preview of 2016?

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 01.10.2015 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

One way or another, you've heard of "The Handmaid's Tale." For decades, the title has been feminist shorthand for the kind of future that's likely for women if Christian fundamentalists have their way.

He Is My Son -- Not My 'Baby'

Jennifer Ross | Posted 12.30.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Ross

If I knew someone who had suffered the loss of their teenage child, I would never say, "I'm sorry for the loss of your teenager." What a terrible thing to say, right? I, in no way, want to sound like I did not appreciate the love that other people gave me, but I do want to educate on the respectful way to speak to a parent after they suffer the loss of a very young child.