iOS app Android app

Miscarriage

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.

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?

5 Things Not To Say To A Woman After A Miscarriage

Lindsay San Giacomo | Posted 05.04.2013 | Parents
Lindsay San Giacomo

I recently had a miscarriage. While I got some fantastic advice from some great people, I was shocked at the bizarre and sometimes hurtful things people said to me. But I can't really blame them. When you don't talk about something, you don't know how to talk about it, either.

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: Beyoncé Opens Up About Her Miscarriage

OWN | Posted 02.28.2013 | OWN

Beyoncé calls it one of the hardest things she's been through. In a recent episode of "Oprah's Next Chapter," the multiplatinum superstar told Oprah ...

The Lonely World Of Inferility

David Vienna | Posted 04.03.2013 | Parents
David Vienna

Aside from essentially mourning a death or two each year, coping with infertility was -- and is -- a lonely, lonely place.

How I Almost Lost My Son

Nadine Young | Posted 03.31.2013 | Parents
Nadine Young

I think of the string of coincidence (or are they miracles?) every day.

Family Shaping

Sarah Buttenwieser | Posted 03.24.2013 | Parents
Sarah Buttenwieser

Throughout my own reproductive life, I've thought about this when the notion of "family planning" comes up. I forged a path through life, some of it plotted and tried for, and some of it... not.

The Gut-Wrenching Experience We Can Finally Let Go

Charlie Capen | Posted 03.06.2013 | Parents
Charlie Capen

I said, "I want to go beat things and run fast." She said, "I just want to cry and go to sleep." We probably could've used a dose of each other's advice, truth be told.

Amber Rose, Wiz Khalifa Reveal Heartbreaking Loss

Posted 12.13.2012 | Black Voices

Everything's coming up roses for model Amber Rose and her rapper fiance Wiz Khalifa. The doting soon-to-be mom recently showed off her nude baby bump ...

WATCH: Time-Lapse Video Of Embryos Could Reveal Chance Of Miscarriage

Posted 12.04.2012 | Parents

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 12/04/2012 01:32 PM EST on LiveScience Amazing time-lapse videos of embryos in the ve...

My Two Abortions

Kate Blanchard | Posted 01.26.2013 | Religion
Kate Blanchard

I read the news of the death of 31-year-old Savita Halappanavar with horror and grief. Part of my reaction comes from a sense of "there but for the grace of God go I."