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Miscarriage

And Then There Was None: The Miscarriage I Never Expected

Lindley Pless | Posted 03.14.2014 | 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.

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...

Dear Son, It Was An Honor To Hold You

Tom Riles | Posted 03.07.2014 | Parents
Tom Riles

Our precious Scotty... I miss you more than I've ever missed anything. We love you. We will honor you. We will be better parents and people because of you. Thank you.

I Was Pregnant for Over a Year

Jessica Zucker, Ph.D. | Posted 04.11.2014 | Parents
Jessica Zucker, Ph.D.

On a Tuesday in mid-October, while sitting in my dermatologists waiting room, I noticed that I had to urinate for what seemed like the thousandth time that morning. And there it was. Blood.

Miscarriage

Deborah Cruz | Posted 04.08.2014 | Parents
Deborah Cruz

I want to scream and yell and kick the world. The pain is so all-consuming that it swallows me whole. I am too weary to fight. I can't even cry.

True Story: I Had a Miscarriage in Public

Timoria McQueen | Posted 04.01.2014 | Black Voices
Timoria McQueen

I was only about five or six weeks pregnant, but the loss was still devastating to me. I wondered who was this person that I had just lost. Was it a girl or a boy? Was this miscarriage my fault? What did I do wrong?

How to Bounce Back When Life Falls Apart

Tamara Star | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Tamara Star

When life unravels, we're all that seed needing to trust that the darkness we're residing in temporarily, will in the end move us towards our next fertile direction.

'Englewood! Those Kids Are Animals'

Dave Stieber | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
Dave Stieber

These kids, my kids that are labeled as thugs, gang bangers, and criminals have made the toughest point in my life easier.

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.

The Personal Pain Of Secondary Infertility

Amy Wruble | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Amy Wruble

In my case, the glitch is declining egg quality, but I know other, younger mamas who can't seem to make a second baby either. It's wildly frustrating. And it hurts not to be able to create the family you envisioned.

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.

New Study Identifies Factor That Could Contribute To Miscarriage Risk

AP | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

BOSTON (AP) — New research suggests that high levels of BPA, a chemical in many plastics and canned food linings, might raise the risk of miscarriag...

Resiliency Lessons from Abraham

Rabbi Robyn Fryer Bodzin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Robyn Fryer Bodzin

Abraham experienced multiple traumas that included suffering and pain and sorrow. As we are all his children, then that means that we must accept that our lives will also include pain and suffering and sorrow. To be Jewish means to suffer and to stay Jewish is to be resilient. We are not let in on God's master plan.

7 Ways You Can Support Someone Who Has Lost a Baby

Candace Wohl | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Candace Wohl

If you know someone that has recently had a miscarriage or infant loss, we have compiled a list of ways you can support them during their struggle to right themselves in a world turned up-side-down.

Poison Or Medicine?

John Berardi, Ph.D. | Posted 11.29.2013 | Healthy Living
John Berardi, Ph.D.

When it comes to heart disease risk, caffeinated coffee can actually be a "poison" for one person. And a "medicine" for another. It all depends on one little gene.

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.

5 Ways to Revolutionize How We Think About Pregnancy Loss

Jessica Zucker, Ph.D. | Posted 11.10.2013 | Parents
Jessica Zucker, Ph.D.

Here are five ways we can revolutionize how we think about pregnancy loss and its aftermath, whether it has happened to you or someone you love, with the aim of unraveling the thread of shame.

5 Ways to Be a Better Friend, No Matter How Busy You Are

Erin Cox | Posted 11.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Erin Cox

My friends have been my support system, therapists, sounding boards, cheering team and sisters for life. I don't know what I would do without these women who have made my life immeasurably better.

Why I'll Always Think Of My Daughter As A Twin

Meredith Napolitano | Posted 10.07.2013 | Parents
Meredith Napolitano

I honestly think of Reagan as a twin. A twin without her twin. I wonder if her brother or sister would be as adventurous, as nimble, as physical as Reagan. Or would having a playmate her own age have calmed Reagan down?

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.

Catherine Pearson

What You Need To Know About Irregular Work Hours And Fertility

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 07.11.2013 | Women

Millions of women in the U.S. are shift workers, following schedules that fall outside the typical 9 to 5, yet little is known about how their hours m...

When Facebook Sucks

Sheila Quirke | Posted 07.20.2013 | Parents
Sheila Quirke

I want to share in your joy, I want to applaud all the new life and growing families and hope and love that these new babies will bring. I do. I really do. And most every day, I can. Today, I am struggling. I hate to admit that, but it's true.

It Won't Rain On The Parade

Tzipah Wertheimer | Posted 06.23.2013 | Religion
Tzipah Wertheimer

The human experience is not always pretty. Sometimes it's very tragic and difficult. Lag BaOmer is a day of joy that stands out in a time of sadness. It is a day that six years ago we forced ourselves to leave our broken hearts behind and participate in The Great Parade.

Why My Grief Therapist's Baby News Hit So Close To Home

Babble.com | Posted 06.14.2013 | Parents
Babble.com

I started seeing my therapist, who specializes in loss and grief, a few months after losing my twins at 20 weeks in May. She is an amazing woman who has been through a lot of the same experiences as me, and who deeply understands my loss.