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Miscarriage

I'm Not Alright, But It's Going To Be Okay....

Leigh M. Clark | Posted 07.27.2016 | Women
Leigh M. Clark

It dawned on me that I've never met the child who I will be the parent to one day. Perhaps it won't be born of my body, but it will be born of my soul. I hope to one day float with them on a Saturday morning, hopefully not watching their heartbreak.

Joining The Miscarriage Club

Jenny Evans | Posted 07.22.2016 | Parents
Jenny Evans

I was shocked. I'd always believed that Phillip and I were in charge of our family planning, but here I was, losing a baby. This was completely in God's hands, and completely out of mine.

I Had An Early Miscarriage

Sarah Guerrero | Posted 07.06.2016 | Women
Sarah Guerrero

I missed a period recently. I took more pregnancy tests than I could count for several weeks till, finally, I ended up with a positive test. This wa...

Love Will Be The Death Of Us

Ian MacKenzie | Posted 07.12.2016 | Divorce
Ian MacKenzie

"I'm sorry your marriage didn't work." My mother's words echo in my mind. When a marriage dissolves, can it only be seen as a failure? Can a relationship also succeed not because it lasts forever, but how it ends?

How A Remembrance Tattoo Helped One Mom Heal After Miscarriage

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 06.22.2016 | Parents

A woman who experienced pregnancy loss hopes her miscarriage remembrance tattoo will inspire more people to talk about a topic that can be taboo. Abou...

Research Needed to Help Treat Children Affected by Zika

Catherine Y. Spong | Posted 06.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Catherine Y. Spong

While our attention is rightly focused on vaccine development, mosquito control, and other measures to prevent the spread of Zika, it is also important that we in the public health community identify optimal approaches to treat and care for the generation of children exposed to the virus in the womb.

The Importance of Sharing Our Pregnancy Loss Stories

Kathy Radigan | Posted 06.14.2016 | Parents
Kathy Radigan

As a busy mom of three kids, 17, 14, and 11, I don't spend much time thinking about the difficult road my husband and I had in becoming parents. As th...

Ambivalence About a Pregnancy and the Strange Journey of the Jewish Holidays

Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg | Posted 06.08.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg

The baby that I wasn't sure I wanted to have was due around Shavuot, the holiday celebrating the giving of the Torah on Sinai. A time of revelation, o...

These Rainbow Baby Photos Tell A Beautiful Story Of Hope After Loss

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 07.12.2016 | Parents

After experiencing heartbreak and loss, a Michigan couple celebrated the hope and joy of their "rainbow baby" with a beautiful newborn photo shoot. O...

Mind Your Own Womb

Nadirah Angail | Posted 06.01.2016 | Women
Nadirah Angail

These women are everywhere. They are our neighbors, our friends, our sisters, our co-workers, our cousins. They have no use for our advice or opinions. Their wombs are their own. Let's respect that.

Becoming Who I Really Am

Kathy Sebright | Posted 05.27.2016 | Parents
Kathy Sebright

After I lost my two babies in pregnancy, things started to change. It's not that I was better or worse than who I was before; I was just different. I had to start all over, rebuilding this person I only had a vague recollection of.

Goodbye Friday

Nina Planck | Posted 05.20.2016 | Parents
Nina Planck

At eleven weeks pregnant, I had a miscarriage. I began bleeding on Good Friday and on Easter Monday I lost our baby. This was fitting, as our son Jacob had named the baby Jesus.

I Came From a Combined Uterus

Abie Chan | Posted 05.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Abie Chan

My mom has two wombs and two vaginas. She is in the generation of 1960s and she didn't realize this situation until she got married.

A Mother's Day With Empty Arms

Stacey Skrysak | Posted 05.06.2016 | Parents
Stacey Skrysak

Mother's Day is supposed to be a happy occasion. But, when your arms are empty, whether it be from child loss, miscarriage or infertility, it can be tough. Instead of celebrating being a mother, you wonder, why me?

Things Only A Miscarriage Survivor Would Understand

Kim Delatorre | Posted 05.05.2016 | Parents
Kim Delatorre

I have suffered through 3 miscarriages and almost lost my little girl. So heartbreaking and indescribable unless you have suffered a miscarriage too, ...

Sometimes Mother's Day Hurts

Lauren Casper | Posted 05.05.2016 | Parents
Lauren Casper

Mother's Day can hurt. It can also be a beautiful time of joy. I believe there is a way to honor mothers while being sensitive and loving to those who find this holiday hard. We can reach out to those we think the day might be hard for.

The Day My Daughter Was Almost Taken From Me...

Kim Delatorre | Posted 05.03.2016 | Parents
Kim Delatorre

It all started when I was six weeks pregnant with my daughter, Presley. On Saturday, April 21, 2007 I started bleeding bright red blood. (I have had two previous miscarriages, so I knew....) I started crying and knew what I was experiencing, yet again. I then started passing huge blood clots.

They May Not Have Children, But They're Still Mothers

Ann Zamudio | Posted 05.03.2016 | Parents
Ann Zamudio

There are many women who hold the love of a child deep in their hearts, yet don't have the living proof standing beside them.

What To Expect When You're... Still Not Expecting

Monica Fike | Posted 04.28.2016 | Parents
Monica Fike

IVF is a serious commitment. You don't hop on and off the bus. With each setback along this grueling and at times never-ending journey, I would begin the story over and over again in my head, but I never got around to completing it. Until now.

You Think You Know... But You Have No Idea. Why We Are Not Always Meant To Know.

Jordyn Goodman | Posted 04.22.2016 | Women
Jordyn Goodman

I think that while it is ok to be passionately curious, we must always remember that if a person wants to let you in on something personal, they will tell you, so be patient and respectful. If you are meant to know, you soon will.

Does Sex During Late Pregnancy Harm Your Baby?

Shawn Clark | Posted 04.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Shawn Clark

Sex during pregnancy may not feature in most women's minds. With the ever increasing demands of pregnancy, which include morning sickness, nausea, fat...

Waiting for Baby: Story of My Miscarriages

Marilisa Vergottini | Posted 04.20.2016 | Parents
Marilisa Vergottini

A whopping six pregnancies in six years, four losses in thirteen months and I can feel the hope slipping. And yet. And yet. We will keep trying.

Giving Voice To The Silent Loss of A Miscarriage

Julie Zack Yaste | Posted 04.12.2016 | Parents
Julie Zack Yaste

I only knew I was pregnant for about a week when I miscarried. We were so damn excited. We were going to be parents. Then we weren't.

The Grief of Miscarriage

Jessica Zucker, Ph.D. | Posted 04.11.2016 | Parents
Jessica Zucker, Ph.D.

Miscarriage isn't going anywhere -- it can be a normative outcome en route to creating a family. The sooner we embrace this fact, the faster we can help women feel emotionally held and part of a larger community.

How to Talk to Your Friend After She Has a Miscarriage

Jessica Zucker, Ph.D. | Posted 04.08.2016 | Parents
Jessica Zucker, Ph.D.

It's likely you know someone who has experienced a miscarriage. It is also very possible that your friend hasn't openly shared about her loss. Approxi...