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Miscarriage Grief

How to Deal with the Pain of Miscarriage

Alexis Meads | Posted 09.12.2014 | Women
Alexis Meads

It was such a gift to realize that I was not alone. So many women have miscarriages, even ones who have healthy babies now. It is nature's way. And it can also be a cleansing process to have a healthy pregnancy going forward.

Magic

John Roman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.29.2014 | Parents
John Roman, Ph.D.

The thing about loss is that it's not a dark, brooding presence. Not like in the movies. Not in reality. Loss hibernates.

Can We Please Tone Down Mother's Day This Year?

Rabbi Robyn Fryer Bodzin | Posted 07.06.2014 | Women
Rabbi Robyn Fryer Bodzin

This is the week that I was supposed to give birth to my first child and celebrate my first Mother's Day as a mom.

'Duck Dynasty' Stars Reveal They Suffered A Miscarriage

The Huffington Post | Lauren Zupkus | Posted 04.30.2014 | Celebrity

In the new issue of Closer Weekly, ...

Women Discuss The Stigma Surrounding Miscarriages

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 04.29.2014 | Parents

As a blogger for Mama & Baby Love who helps women prepare to navigate motherhood, Stephanie Brandt Cornais thought she understood the pain of a miscar...

It Took A Tragedy To Make This Woman Re-Evaluate Her Life

Posted 03.13.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Blogger Mary Dell Harrington wanted to give her son a sibling, but three miscarriages had her feeling defeated. As a result, she and her husband go...

Grief in the Time of Facebook

Jill Di Donato | Posted 05.04.2014 | Women
Jill Di Donato

Facebook can be seen as a digital scrapbook, a journal, a way to collect memories in an interactive way, and therefore, it is a modern-day narrative, a timeline to "make sense of what happened."

Why Can't We Talk About Miscarriage?

Katrina Markel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Katrina Markel

The common line of thinking is that in the first trimester you should "only tell people you are willing to also tell about a miscarriage." The problem with this piece of advice is that it also leaves us with the impression that we're not SUPPOSED to talk about miscarriage.

My Recognition of Adoption Month: What 'Korean Eyes' Means to Me

Lisa Cleary | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Lisa Cleary

I don't harbor resentment about being given up for adoption. I don't see the point, because constantly questioning my identity would just eat me up. Instead, I'm grateful, and I can't begin to explain how liberating that is.

To an Invisible Mom

Lea Grover | Posted 12.15.2013 | Parents
Lea Grover

Whether or not you hold your own baby in your arms, squirming with life and constant need, you are still a mother. With the weight of your loss, you are not diminished. You are not other. You are one of us -- one of the club.

How Texas Just Made Miscarriages Even Worse

Jason Stanford | Posted 09.14.2013 | Politics
Jason Stanford

To understand why Texas' new anti-abortion law is an invasion of privacy, you have to know my friend. It's a sad story, and despite what Texas Republicans might claim, it has nothing to do with abortion.

The Zen of Miscarriage

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 06.12.2013 | Parents
Cheryl Dumesnil

How do you say goodbye to someone with whom you shared not a past full of memories, but a future made of fantasies? How do you make space for sadness when you're surrounded by messages, both internal and external, telling you to buck up and move on?

Grand Losses: Musings on My Miscarriage

Christy Turlington Burns | Posted 04.30.2013 | Impact
Christy Turlington Burns

Miscarriage isn't about pregnancy ambivalence or anxiety, prior abortions or outbursts of venomous anger, feelings of sadness or anything else that you can seemingly control. Miscarriage is simpler than all of that. It is loss of life that wasn't sustainable.

WATCH: Why Men Need To Talk About Miscarriage

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.06.2012 | Parents

Each year, millions of people suffer the devastation of losing an unborn child. But despite how often they occur, miscarriages and stillbirths are st...

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.

Pregnant Mysteries

Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH | Posted 03.31.2012 | Science
Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH

Anyone who has had a miscarriage, or even worse a several pregnancy losses, can't help but ask herself, "what is wrong with me? Why can't my body hold onto a baby?" Oddly enough, scientists are asking just the opposite.

Why We Should Respect Michelle Duggar's Choice To Share Those Photos

Babble.com | Posted 12.19.2011 | Parents

By Katie Granju I freely admit to a certain fondness for the Duggar family. They seem like genuinely nice folks who simply happen to hold different...

Why Miscarrying Will Make Me A Great Mum

BritChick Paris | Posted 03.18.2012 | Parents
BritChick Paris

I guess I had my pregnancy test-run. I know the lay of the land now. I am ready for the next time, if it is meant to be.

Life After Miscarriage

Tessa Blake | Posted 10.03.2011 | Parents
Tessa Blake

People say really annoying things to you when you're trying to have a baby and can't. I mean, people say annoying things all the time, but loss just seems to render them puerile.

Worst Expectations: Motherhood Lost

Serene Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Serene Jones

In the midst of your Mother's Day celebrations, take some time to remember your cousin in Houston whose fertility treatments are failing, your next-door neighbor who had a stillbirth three years ago, or your grandmother who lost a child but could never bring herself to tell anyone.