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Dear Lady Sitting Alone at the Mall

Joanna Ong | Posted 04.04.2016 | Women
Joanna Ong

I know that gaze. That vacant faraway look when you look at young children playing and tiny hands and feet jutting out from a mother's baby carrier. When a pregnant woman waddles by, I could almost hear that imperceptible sigh coming out of you.

We are #MoreThan1in8

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 03.29.2016 | Parents
Justine Brooks Froelker

I've been attacked for my infertility journey. I've been misunderstood. I've been judged. I've been pitied. I've been ignored. I've also been lov...

It Is Someone You Know: 14 Basics to Know About Infertility and Loss

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 03.22.2016 | Parents
Justine Brooks Froelker

You know someone affected by this journey, whether or not they speak about it publicly. They are your friends, your family and the person sitting next to you at church or at work.

I Am Defined by My Tragedies

Joanna Ong | Posted 03.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Joanna Ong

The weight and face of grief changes over time. Sometimes it's heavy and suffocating, sometimes it's all-consuming and fiery, other times it's like a light drizzle on a cool evening.

After a Miscarriage, the Shame Invades

Ann Zamudio | Posted 03.11.2016 | Women
Ann Zamudio

As a filmmaker focused on miscarriage and stillbirth, I've made a study of pregnancy loss announcements. I strongly believe that the only way to banis...

What I Want My Child to Know About Loss

Monique Minahan | Posted 03.09.2016 | Religion
Monique Minahan

I share my love and loss with you so you will learn to share your love and loss and so you won't turn away when others share theirs. We turn away because we don't know what to say, but the salve is not in the words.

Why I'm Talking About My Pregnancy Publicly In The First Trimester

Ravishly | Posted 03.04.2016 | Parents

I want to demystify the first trimester of pregnancy. When people wait until the second trimester to start talking about being pregnant, it makes the first trimester an enigma. It makes it seem like the first trimester is a time when everything is normal, just like it would be if you weren't gestating a baby (since you're not showing yet).

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't...

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 pe...

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 Sunday, McCullo...

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.