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Pregnancy Loss

7 Things I Learned While Making A Movie About Pregnancy Loss

Ann Zamudio | Posted 08.22.2016 | Parents
Ann Zamudio

Three years ago, I started this journey thinking I knew my shit. I’d had a miscarriage and struggled with infertility, so I was a part of the club ...

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.

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...

Evelyn Lozada Opens Up About Her Second Miscarriage

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 05.20.2016 | OWN

When reality star Evelyn Lozada had her first miscarriage last year, she curled up in bed and stayed there crying, consumed with grief. After mourning...

To the Mothers Hurting On Mother's Day

Jessi Snapp | Posted 05.04.2016 | Parents
Jessi Snapp

Often we are acknowledged for mothering our living children and not for how we mother our children who have passed.

Because She Is the Mother of All Mothers

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 05.03.2016 | Parents
Justine Brooks Froelker

Mother's Day is difficult for those of us who have lost children far too soon, some even before they could be known or draw a breath of this earth's fresh air. It is difficult for those who are longing still and want nothing more than the chance to hold their child in their arms.

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.

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.

6 Things I Wish People Knew About Grieving the Loss of a Child

Malka Ahmed | Posted 04.20.2016 | Parents
Malka Ahmed

I lost my daughter a year and half ago, and I still consider my grief to be very new. But every time I meet up with a friend or see family, their reactions to my pain surprises me.

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...

Mom Remembers Her 11 Miscarriages With Heartbreaking Photos

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 04.05.2016 | Parents

Between 1993 and 2005, photographer Dianne Yudelson had 11 miscarriages. Her powerful photo series, "Lost," explores the emotional pain of miscarriage...

Living With Secondary Infertility

Alana Rosenstein | Posted 03.31.2016 | Parents
Alana Rosenstein

As a parent living with secondary infertility, I know how fortunate I am to have a smart, funny, all-around-awesome child. I also know the beauty of watching a young child learn and grow. I long to have that experience again with another child.

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...

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.

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.

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.

21 Celebrities Who Opened Up About Their Miscarriages To Support Other Women

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 11.09.2015 | Parents

According to estimates from the American College of Obstetricians and the Mayo Clinic, between 15 and 20 percent of known pregnancies end in miscarria...

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.

What I Wish I Knew Before I Delivered My Stillborn Son

Alana Rosenstein | Posted 10.12.2015 | Parents
Alana Rosenstein

When the doctor confirmed my worst suspicions and slowly helped me up from the exam table, I asked, "What happens now? Do I need to have a D&C?" He shook his head no. "You'll need to deliver." With those words, I was transported into a "through the looking glass" world where life as it was supposed to be was turned on its head.