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10 Things I've Learned In The 10 Years Since Our Daughter's Birth And Death

Carissa K | Posted 02.11.2016 | Parents
Carissa K

I consider these things to be lessons from the daughter I never met, but know innately.

Born Too Soon: Discussing The Death Of My First Child

Joni Edelman | Posted 02.10.2016 | Parents
Joni Edelman

I married my high school sweetheart when I was 19. Nineteen is young -- too young to get married and definitely too young to have a baby, but I didn'...

The One Thing That Makes My Heart Hurt...

Leigh M. Clark | Posted 02.03.2016 | Women
Leigh M. Clark

I'm mostly writing this piece because it's honest. Life isn't always fair, and things don't always unfold the way you think they will. So often we see the "highlight reel" of our friends' lives online; it's rare we talk about the tough stuff. I want to be someone who shares the whole journey, not just the good parts.

How a Miscarriage Opened My Heart to Hope, Vulnerability, Empathy and Love

Smita Malhotra, M.D. | Posted 01.27.2016 | Parents
Smita Malhotra, M.D.

When I let down my wall, and opened my heart to those I cared about, my connections deepened, my bonds strengthened. The loss of the hope that was growing inside of me, gave birth to more meaningful relationships with the people close to me.

The Miswording Of Miscarriage

Ori J. Lenkinski | Posted 01.25.2016 | Women
Ori J. Lenkinski

There are a lot of words we use in everyday conversation without thinking too much about their meaning. Miscarriage was one of those words for me -- that is, until I had one.

5 Reasons We Should Open-up About Miscarriage

Elsa Alexandra Razborsek | Posted 01.22.2016 | Women
Elsa Alexandra Razborsek

I met Hayley Quinn a couple of months ago, when we shared the stage as speakers at Interesting Talks London. I was immediately captivated by her vibra...

12 Women Open Up About The Aftermath Of A Miscarriage

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 01.21.2016 | Parents

There is no standard or "right" way to respond in the days, weeks and months after having a miscarriage. Women are proving this with the help of Whisp...

The Gift I Received For My Miscarriage

Laura Lifshitz | Posted 01.19.2016 | Women
Laura Lifshitz

Since it seemed life was not quite blooming in me, my faith of me tending to life outside of me was zilch. But overtime, the plant grew.

After Miscarriage, How Long Should Couples Wait To Try Again?

Reuters | Caroline Bologna | Posted 01.12.2016 | Parents

After an early miscarriage, couples who try to conceive again within three months may be more likely to have a successful subsequent pregnancy than p...

Actress Kimberly McCullough Opens Up About Her Miscarriage

The Huffington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 01.04.2016 | Parents

"General Hospital" star Kimberly McCullough shared her journey suffering a miscarriage in a touching blog post.  In the post published Sunda...

Invoking Your Attraction Field

Karena Virginia | Posted 12.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Karena Virginia

When we change our energy fields, we change our lives. Our radiance attracts the miraculous by harmonizing with our heart's vibrations. Our thoughts and feelings projected into our energy fields create our realities.

The Truth About Having A Miscarriage

Lauren Casper | Posted 12.11.2015 | Parents
Lauren Casper

It was painful -- emotionally, mentally, and physically. I was surprised by how physically painful it was.

EPA Stalling of Glyphosate Decision is Harmful to America

Zen L. Honeycutt | Posted 12.11.2015 | Green
Zen L. Honeycutt

Last week, I received an alarming email from the EPA Pesticide Review Board regarding Glyphosate. The EPA informed me that the assessment of Glypho...

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.