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The Love Story I Needed to Share on Valentine's Day

Carissa K | Posted 04.15.2014 | Parents
Carissa K

Most of all, sharing this story reminded me that we are not on this journey alone. Sure we have ourselves, and we have our family and friends. But we also have something else. Something that bonds us to each other. There is a big, big world out there full of people who are ready to love and ready to share, ready to listen and ready to give.

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.

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.

He's a Good Dad

Carissa K | Posted 08.14.2013 | Parents
Carissa K

He treats them well. He treats me well. He treats his friends and parents well. He treats the earth well and treats people well. He's a good person. And he's a good dad.

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 ...

'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.

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.

Healthy Birth Critical to Child Survival

Craig E. Rubens, MD, PhD | Posted 08.09.2012 | Impact
Craig E. Rubens, MD, PhD

Caring for newborns and young children is only half the battle. It is equally important that we study what happens during pregnancy, because safer and healthier pregnancies will put every child in a better position to live a long and healthy life.

U.K. Mother's Day -- A Cause for Celebration, But Not for All

Nancy Durrell McKenna | Posted 05.16.2012 | Impact
Nancy Durrell McKenna

Each year, 358,000 women worldwide die from complications arising from pregnancy and childbirth, there are four million neonatal deaths and three million stillbirths.

10 Things Not To Say to a Woman Who's Had a Miscarriage

Charlotte Hilton Andersen | Posted 02.08.2012 | Parents
Charlotte Hilton Andersen

I don't intend to speak for all women who have suffered a prenatal loss, but in the midst of all the beautiful, supportive things people said to me, there were a few things that really bothered me.

Breaking the Silence Around Stillbirths

Melinda Gates | Posted 06.18.2011 | Impact
Melinda Gates

Stillbirth is a devastating occurrence for families. Oftentimes mothers must suffer through this tragedy alone, facing blame, isolation and pressure to become pregnant again soon.

A Bond of Death

Brianne Kraus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Brianne Kraus

What I realize is that though we don't agree on much, we do agree on the most important thing. Choice. Recognition. Dignity. For all women.