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Why I Believe in Miracles Even After My Son's Death

Jessi Snapp | Posted 10.20.2015 | Parents
Jessi Snapp

My miracle came beautifully wrapped up in a feeble baby boy who fit perfectly in my arms. He was tiny and his life so very brief. But he is no less a miracle. He is my miracle. And I will never stop believing in the power and hope that continues to manifests in his life.

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.

Mom's Powerful Stillbirth Post Issues Important Plea To Parents

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 09.30.2015 | Parents

A Florida mom's devastating Facebook post about her experience with stillbirth is sending a powerful message to moms and dads across the social media ...

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.

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.

A Mother's Day Love Story From An Invisible Mom

Kari D'Elia | Posted 05.08.2015 | Women
Kari D'Elia

Dark: An appointment with the NICU doctors where we were reminded of realities of his diagnosis. Light: A beach day on Cape Cod followed by a scoop of the best ginger ice cream I've ever had. Dark: Waking up on Mother's Day knowing that I am going to be a mom to a boy in Heaven.

Pregnancy Loss and the Medical Profession: A Parent's Perspective

Alana Rosenstein | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Alana Rosenstein

As a parent who has been through two miscarriages and a stillbirth, I have had the opportunity to experience medical professionals' responses to pregnancy loss first hand. Some were comforting and validating. Others -- like Dr. P's -- have been clumsy, hurtful, or off-putting.

Life After Losing a Baby: Kate's Story

Healthy Birth Day | Posted 12.30.2014 | Parents
Healthy Birth Day

October is infant and pregnancy loss remembrance month, a time every year I reflect upon my life after loss.

Talking To Children About Pregnancy And Infant Loss

Tara Shafer | Posted 11.24.2014 | Parents
Tara Shafer

I still think a lot about that searing winter when the dead and the living were juxtaposed, each clamoring impossibly to be understood. I remember the white-hot grief and the blunt-force trauma of my sudden loss, and also the sweet presence of my little boy, playing with blocks.

Iowa Dad's Message to Expectant Dads Across the U.S.

Healthy Birth Day | Posted 08.13.2014 | Parents
Healthy Birth Day

As I eagerly await a fun and relaxing Father's Day weekend with my three kids and wife, my thoughts -- as they often do -- turn to my daughter that isn't here to celebrate with us. Grace Elizabeth was born still almost 11 years ago.

What These 5 Iowa Moms Want for All Mothers

Healthy Birth Day | Posted 07.08.2014 | Impact
Healthy Birth Day

On a beautiful, Sunday afternoon, my mother encouraged me to call the doctor. He told me to go to the hospital to be monitored. I was excited about the possibility of seeing my baby on an ultrasound again. We headed to the hospital with naive anticipation.

Breaking the Silence and Stigma Surrounding Stillborn Births

Laura Wellington | Posted 05.27.2014 | Parents
Laura Wellington

Like two million other women across the world each year, Brooke Hopkins suffered a stillborn birth without any indication prior that something was wrong.

I Am Strong

Jessica Nelles | Posted 11.23.2013 | Parents
Jessica Nelles

I am strong because even though I only parent one child, I am a mother of three. I am strong because I have carried three children full term but two already reside in Heaven. I am strong because I chose to cling onto hope and faith when everything else was against us.

Her Light: A Gift In The Dark

Beryl Ayn Young | Posted 03.17.2013 | TED Weekends
Beryl Ayn Young

As I reflected light back in through my camera lens, I birthed an entirely new perspective on life. I created my healing as I found beauty in my morning cup of coffee, warmth in the nuzzles from my two cats, and meaning in the light of those brisk autumn days.

Newborn Reportedly Sent To Hospital Morgue In Brazil While Still Alive

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 03.14.2013 | World

A premature baby born in a hospital in Brazil was reportedly sent to the morgue while still alive. The child later died after the staff was unable to ...

Stillborn Burial Mix-Up

AP | Posted 08.02.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- The New York City medical examiner's office says it is responsible for an error that resulted in a Brooklyn family burying someone else's ...

Don't be afraid to ask the hard questions

Catriona Harris | Posted 08.14.2012 | Parents
Catriona Harris

A stillbirth is defined as a loss of pregnancy after 20 weeks. It was something I didn't realize happened with modern medicine.