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Miscarriages

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.

Forgive Me For Not Fawning Over The Royal Baby

Lauren Stevens | Posted 05.04.2015 | Parents
Lauren Stevens

When I lost my third baby, I knew what to expect in the coming months. I knew that progress reports on the royal baby and Kate Middleton's health would be intermittent reminders of yet another loss.

Peru's Accidental President Speaks

Ximena Ortiz | Posted 04.30.2015 | Latino Voices
Ximena Ortiz

Former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo told me, half-jokingly, that he exists in the error margin of the world of probabilities. Indeed, his rise shouldn't have been. Toledo doesn't just come from poverty. He was born of a poverty so dire, his siblings were dying of it.

You're Still a Mother on Mother's Day if You've Had a Miscarriage

Robin Cassady | Posted 04.16.2015 | Parents
Robin Cassady

Recently, I was asked if it would be appropriate for a man to buy his wife a Mother's Day gift even after the loss of their unborn child.

Men Have Miscarriages, Too

Ann Zamudio | Posted 04.08.2015 | Parents
Ann Zamudio

I never once stopped to ask my husband how he was handling the loss. After all my introspection and self-discovery, the one thing that escaped my notice in the weeks after the miscarriage was that it wasn't my loss -- it was our loss. I am not alone in making this mistake.

Being Grateful for What Followed My Miscarriage

Robin Cassady | Posted 05.27.2015 | Parents
Robin Cassady

Losing a child during pregnancy or after birth at any time can change your life. I chose to allow it to strengthen me and teach me what to appreciate and be thankful for.

It's None of Your Business How Many Kids I'm Having

Tina Donvito | Posted 05.17.2015 | Parents
Tina Donvito

Asking the question presumes a lot. It presumes that the woman is not currently pregnant. It presumes that she is not currently experiencing a miscarriage. It presumes that she's not experiencing postpartum depression and is emotionally ready for more children.

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...

Why My Miscarriage Was a Miracle

Taraleigh Weathers | Posted 12.15.2014 | Parents
Taraleigh Weathers

Most of the things you aren't supposed to say are the things that made me feel better. After reading that, I thought for a moment, Maybe things don't happen for a reason... then what the heck is going on?

Love Is A Myth

Brian Finkelstein | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Brian Finkelstein

I am a cynical cliché of a man. And, like most misanthropes, what has fueled my pessimism -- ironically -- is my optimism. When you go through life expecting intelligence, honesty and fairness, but you get the Tea Party, McSalads, and Prop 8... you tend to become a bitter grump.

And Then There Was None: The Miscarriage I Never Expected

Lindley Pless | Posted 05.13.2014 | Parents
Lindley Pless

I wanted to hide away in bed until it had all passed, but I had to go on. Thanksgiving needed to be celebrated, family needed to be joined and the girls needed their mom to be their mom. And therein lies the rub.

No Matter When it Happens, Loss of a Pregnancy Can Be Devastating

Erica Berman | Posted 09.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Erica Berman

This was a major turning point in my life. It didn't make sense to me, and it did not seem right. It is one of the reasons I gave up my former career path, went back to school, and became an infertility counsellor.

Using Art To Illuminate The Taboo Of Miscarriage

Clare Winterton | Posted 06.02.2012 | Impact
Clare Winterton

Why is it that, in a world where almost every aspect of motherhood is discussed and dissected, the incredibly common reality of miscarriage is still so hidden? Why is the pain that so many women experience intensified by the sense that their experience is shameful or should be kept secret?

A Bond of Death

Brianne Kraus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Brianne Kraus

What I realize is that though we don't agree on much, we do agree on the most important thing. Choice. Recognition. Dignity. For all women.

A Blow to the Potency of Middle-Aged Men

Paul Raeburn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paul Raeburn

Responsibility for pregnancy and miscarriage rates has fallen almost exclusively on mothers' age, but now, men might be a little less glib about their ability to have children whenever they like.