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Inside The Quiet Culture Of Pregnancy Loss

Shelly Lopez Gray | Posted 08.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Shelly Lopez Gray

Every word used to describe the way you feel after a miscarriage epitomizes everything you are in that moment... empty, hollow, exposed -- but none of those words describe what you really are... overwhelmed, devastated, and incredibly sad.

Dear Mark Zuckerberg: What You Just Did Was Huge

Ann Zamudio | Posted 08.04.2015 | Parents
Ann Zamudio

While the announcement of your rainbow baby is joyous and meaningful news, something else in your status update struck a chord with millions and sent a very loud message to the Internet -- miscarriage doesn't need to be a secret. This is huge.

With Zuckerberg's Announcement: Congratulations, Condolences, and Gratitude

Nancy Davis Johnson | Posted 08.04.2015 | Parents
Nancy Davis Johnson

Congratulations to Zuckerberg and Chan, and our condolences for all you've faced. We share your hope, and we know there's an anxiety about pregnancy after loss that won't completely go away until that child arrives.

Helping a Friend Cope With Miscarriage

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 08.05.2015 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

What touched me about Mr. Zuckerberg's post was his willingness to speak honestly about the miscarriages he and his wife have gone through. I have borne witness to this loss from clients and friends, many who have kept the pregnancy a secret from those they see every day, if it was still early.

After Four Miscarriages, We Got Our Happy Ending

Kathy Radigan | Posted 08.03.2015 | Parents
Kathy Radigan

A few days before Christmas, I got a call at work from my fertility specialist's office. The nurse told me that yes, I was pregnant. But the levels did not look great, and they wanted me to come in after the holiday to recheck the numbers again. Four losses in 13 months. I was beyond devastated.

More People Should Be Honest About Miscarriage

Anna Almendrala | Posted 08.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Anna Almendrala

Yes, losing my pregnancy was the worst thing that has ever happened to me. But it was also a universal experience, and one that now connected me to a cloud of mothers like Priscilla who gave me hope for myself and the future of my family.

Why Are Miscarriages So Upsetting to Tentative Parents?

Quora | Posted 07.31.2015 | Parents

Yes, we knew we'd be trying again, but that first joy of pregnancy would never be the same. The innocent happiness was gone ... I spent the first twenty weeks of my subsequent pregnancy worrying I'd miscarry.

After A Miscarriage, Mom Encourages Others To 'Talk About The Baby'

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 07.22.2015 | Parents

After opening up about her experience with pregnancy loss and helping to break the silence around the topic, mom and filmmaker Ann Zamudio has a ...

My Pregnancy Pillow Saved My Marriage

Kathy Radigan | Posted 07.21.2015 | Parents
Kathy Radigan

I wrapped my legs around him and sighed. For the first time in months I could finally sleep. I felt more than a little guilty. After five years of marriage, I had never spent the night wrapped up with anyone other than my husband. But here I was, caught up in a strange and exciting love affair. Each time I was about five months pregnant. Yes, I succumbed to the temptations of an affair with my full body pregnancy pillow

Evelyn Lozada Opens Up About Her Recent Miscarriage

OWN | Posted 07.18.2015 | OWN

When 39-year-old Evelyn Lozada learned she was pregnant with her third child, she was thrilled. But once the "Livin' Lozada" star was six weeks along,...

Manicures, Miscarriages and Mayhem

Kecia Gaither, M.D., MPH, FACOG | Posted 07.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Kecia Gaither, M.D., MPH, FACOG

Since my medical school training, medicine as an art has expanded itself. Among its many facets has emerged the field of epigenetics -- or simply pu...

Woman's Poignant Video Shows Why We Should Talk About Pregnancy Loss

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 08.13.2015 | Parents

According to the National Institutes of Health, roughly 15 to 20% of pregnancies in the U.S. end in miscarriage, usually during the first seven weeks....

Now Is The Time To Talk About Your Pregnancy Loss

Ann Zamudio | Posted 07.01.2015 | Parents
Ann Zamudio

To so many of the people fighting through this, it can bring an incredible amount of comfort to hear that they're not alone.

With Gratitude To Dads Who Parent (And Partner) Through Grief

Alana Rosenstein | Posted 06.16.2015 | Parents
Alana Rosenstein

"How is Alana doing?" It is a question my husband has been asked frequently in the three and a half years since our pregnancy losses began. His ability to carry on after loss is assumed. Mine is apparently cause for concern.

This Is Me Trying To Take On Motherhood

Andi Wickman | Posted 06.12.2015 | Parents
Andi Wickman

Before I was a mother, I was teaching English in Taipei, driving through Slovenia, taking sake bombs in Japan, sipping absinthe in Paris, dancing on bars in Austin and in bomb shelters in Jerusalem. I even swam with fish in Croatia. Sitting still has never been my thing.

10 Things To Do When Someone You Know Has Experienced Pregnancy Loss

Alana Rosenstein | Posted 06.04.2015 | Women
Alana Rosenstein

Don't minimize the precious child she has lost by saying she can always have another child, she was "only" at 10 weeks, or at least she has another child. She is grieving a life that lived inside of her -- for however short a time -- and that life and loss deserves honor and respect.

A Woman Loses More Than the Baby After Her Miscarriage

Robin Cassady | Posted 05.28.2015 | Parents
Robin Cassady

As a survivor of miscarriage, it is hard to not feel like you have lost your self-worth after miscarrying your pregnancy. You feel like a complete failure to yourself, your significant other, and to that child. You lose your sense of empowerment as a woman and it is hard to get it back.

Why I Talk About My Stillbirth

Alana Rosenstein | Posted 05.27.2015 | Women
Alana Rosenstein

When I was pregnant or trying to conceive, I hated hearing stories about pregnancy loss and stillbirth. It wasn't just because I felt sad for the families involved (though I certainly did); I wanted to pretend that such losses didn't happen to women like me.

The Pain I Didn't Think I'd Survive

Ayesha Vardag | Posted 05.26.2015 | Parents
Ayesha Vardag

I tried to get on with normal life, but I'd find myself at a party in London and just be seized with the need to get away, to get to Roger's tree, to water it and make sure it was thriving.

3 Reasons I Haven't Told People I'm Doing IVF

Melissa Miles McCarter | Posted 05.18.2015 | Parents
Melissa Miles McCarter

I am afraid because it means having to do a lot of explaining about a subject that is emotionally difficult to talk about with others.

To The Friend Who Is on the Fence About Adopting a Baby

Rachel Garlinghouse | Posted 05.13.2015 | Parents
Rachel Garlinghouse

A pregnancy involves conception and ultrasounds and birth plans and stretch marks. Adoption involves stacks of paperwork, no "due date" and many uncertainties. However, the end result is the same: parenthood.

5 Ways to Support a Family Expecting a Rainbow Baby

Jennifer Canvasser | Posted 05.11.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Canvasser

If you know a mama expecting a rainbow baby, one of the most beautiful things you can do is sensitively validate her feelings, and empathetically follow her lead. I am so grateful to my family and friends who've done just this, and in doing so, have allowed me to celebrate the rainbow in my belly, honor the angel in my heart, and cherish the sweet child in my arms.

Honoring the Choices: Infertility

Laura Collins Lyster-Mensh | Posted 05.11.2015 | Parents
Laura Collins Lyster-Mensh

Infertility, for me, has been reabsorbed and accepted. But it took a long, largely invisible, time. I am a different woman for it.

9 Ways To Cope After A Miscarriage Or Stillbirth

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 05.10.2015 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

If you are not trying to have a baby, then you may never know you miscarry. Yet many couples are proactively trying to become pregnant. They may be in denial about how many miscarriages actually occur.

Anna Almendrala

7 Miscarriage Myths That Are Harmful And Isolating | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.08.2015 | Parents

A troubling percentage of American adults believe that miscarriages are rare and caused by a woman’s negative lifestyle choices, stress or physical ...