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Dads Suffer Too: Helping Bereaved Fathers Cope With Loss

Em & Lo | Posted 06.12.2014 | Parents
Em & Lo

With Father's Day upon us, it is time to speak to the unacknowledged grief of men who suffer baby loss.

Why You Should Watch What You Say on Mother's Day

Lori Holden | Posted 07.02.2014 | Parents
Lori Holden

I know you worked really hard on that homily about Mother's Day/Father's Day. It's a time of joy and appreciation and community for almost everyone you address. You may not know this, but there are likely other outliers receiving your message.

How to Support Someone After a Stillbirth

Nitzia Logothetis | Posted 06.22.2014 | Parents
Nitzia Logothetis

Most of us understand what happens when we lose a person close to us. We revisit the memories of our time together. We cry over the relationship we had and the future we have lost. When someone loses a child to stillbirth, that relationship didn't even have a chance to develop.

I Finally Understand Why I Don't Want Another Baby

Andrea Meyer | Posted 02.18.2014 | Parents
Andrea Meyer

I do still wish, more than anything, that I had two children: Aidan and Nina. But now I know that longing for the daughter I lost does not mean I want a replacement.

An Unwanted Expertise: Tips to Help Parents Survive Pregnancy After Perinatal Loss

Carissa K | Posted 11.08.2013 | Parents
Carissa K

I wish I didn't have this expertise. Oh, so many times I've made this wish. Yet it's mine and it's one that I'm glad to use if doing so can help someone be better able to provide a bit of a peace to parents at a time when their world is falling apart. So I sat on this panel sharing my experience and owning my expertise.

Every 21 Minutes This Happens To A Mother

The Huffington Post | Lisa Belkin | Posted 10.30.2013 | Parents

New mothers are not supposed to leave the hospital with empty arms. To arrive in labor and depart in mourning is to upend the way the world is suppose...

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.

Why Our Hearts Will Always Be In Two Places At Once

Kathryn Catalino | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Kathryn Catalino

Our beautiful, perfect daughter, Callie Elizabeth Catalino, was born at 8:03 p.m. on May 31, 2011. I whispered to her that I loved her and that I would miss her every day of my life. I asked her to give us strength to continue on, to make it through each minute of our "new normal."

Mother's Day: On Loss and Joy

Carrie Goldman | Posted 07.08.2013 | Parents
Carrie Goldman

This morning while I was running, my thoughts drifted back to Mother's Day 2003. It should have been my first Mother's Day, but life had been unkind, and instead I was clawing my way back from losing the baby.

What A Valentine's Day Tragedy Taught Our Family About Love

Carissa K | Posted 04.09.2013 | Parents
Carissa K

Valentine's Day is a tricky holiday for my husband and me. Seven year's ago, in 2006, Valentine's Day stopped being Valentine's Day and started being simply "the day."

'The Real L Word', Episode 3: Losing Charlie

Kacy Boccumini | Posted 09.26.2012 | Gay Voices
Kacy Boccumini

We belong to a group of people that no one wants to belong to -- the parents of lost children -- and we were going to be the voice for their story, regardless of how difficult.

New York State To Start Issuing Stillbirth Certificates

Posted 03.21.2012 | New York

In an effort to provide comfort to grieving parents, New York will begin issuing stillbirth certificates to parents who have lost children in birth. ...

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.