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Pregnancy & Baby Loss

Surviving Loss as a Couple

 

Men and women often grieve differently.  The different kinds of reactions are all normal – there is no ‘right’ way to grieve. Often, men are problem solvers or instrumental grievers. That means they cope with grief through problem solving, such as making memorial service arrangements…

Understanding late miscarriage and stillbirth      

Doctors describe a late miscarriage as one that happens after 12 weeks and before 24 weeks of pregnancy. Late miscarriages are much rarer than early miscarriages. Just one or two per cent of all pregnancies end in a miscarriage in the second trimester of pregnancy.

Real Life: Snapshots Of A Too Short Life

I remember the first time I saw a photograph of a stillborn baby. It was on one of the pregnancy website forums that I had joined for mothers that all had estimated due dates in April 2007. I was pregnant with my very first child, and the image disturbed and terrified me.

Real Life: To the Child I Cannot Hold 

What do I say to you? How many words can I write? I’ve heard that a person needs to tell a story a few times to be healed. I’ll never finish telling yours, just like I’ll never finish missing you. That’s the way it should be, I suppose. After all, a mother never stops loving the child she carried.

Real Life: Rainbow Babies

 

After every storm comes a rainbow—a sentiment that couldn’t be more true for parents welcoming an infant after experiencing a loss. A “rainbow baby” is one that follows a miscarriage, neonatal death, stillbirth, or infant loss—and they’re more common than you might think.  

Real Life: Gabrielle Union – I Had 8 or 9 Miscarriages

“I have had eight or nine miscarriages,” the 44-year-old actress reveals. “In order to tell you the exact number, I would have to get my medical records. (I am also not sure what the number is where you start to think I must be nuts for trying.). For three years, my body has been a prisoner of trying to get pregnant

Early Pregnancy Loss – What is it and why does it happen?

Miscarriage: It’s a topic you never want to think about, let alone discuss, especially if you’ve struggled for so long to get pregnant. Sadly, it’s very common. About 15 to 20 percent of pregnancies end in miscarriage or early pregnancy loss.

Emotional Aftermath of Miscarriage

 

Having a miscarriage is a physically and emotionally difficult experience under any circumstance. But if you’ve been struggling with infertility or have had one or more miscarriages in the past, the loss can feel especially painful. 

Honouring a Baby You Have Lost

Christine Duenas lost her baby when she was 39 weeks and 3 days pregnant. She went into labor, but then something went terribly wrong. Before her baby could take her first breath, she died. Her daughter, Olive Lucy, whom Christine and her partner call Lucy, was stillborn.

Surviving Loss as a Couple

Men and women often grieve differently.  The different kinds of reactions are all normal – there is no ‘right’ way to grieve. Often, men are problem solvers or instrumental grievers. That means they cope with grief through problem solving, such as making memorial service arrangements…

 

Real Life: Snapshots Of A Too Short Life

I remember the first time I saw a photograph of a stillborn baby. It was on one of the pregnancy website forums that I had joined for mothers that all had estimated due dates in April 2007. I was pregnant with my very first child, and the image disturbed and terrified me.

Understanding late miscarriage and stillbirth

Doctors describe a late miscarriage as one that happens after 12 weeks and before 24 weeks of pregnancy. Late miscarriages are much rarer than early miscarriages. Just one or two per cent of all pregnancies end in a miscarriage in the second trimester of pregnancy.

Real Life: To the Child I Cannot Hold

What do I say to you? How many words can I write? I’ve heard that a person needs to tell a story a few times to be healed. I’ll never finish telling yours, just like I’ll never finish missing you. That’s the way it should be, I suppose. After all, a mother never stops loving the child she carried.

Real Life: Rainbow Babies

After every storm comes a rainbow—a sentiment that couldn’t be more true for parents welcoming an infant after experiencing a loss. A “rainbow baby” is one that follows a miscarriage, neonatal death, stillbirth, or infant loss—and they’re more common than you might think.  

 

Real Life: Gabrielle Union – I Had 8 or 9 Miscarriages

“I have had eight or nine miscarriages,” the 44-year-old actress reveals. “In order to tell you the exact number, I would have to get my medical records. (I am also not sure what the number is where you start to think I must be nuts for trying.). For three years, my body has been a prisoner of trying to get pregnant

Early Pregnancy Loss – what is it and why does it happen?

Miscarriage: It’s a topic you never want to think about. let alone discuss, especially if you’ve struggled for so long to get pregnant. Sadly, it’s very common. About 15 to 20 percent of pregnancies end in miscarriage or early pregnancy loss. 

Emotional Aftermath of Miscarriage

Having a miscarriage is a physically and emotionally difficult experience under any circumstance. But if you’ve been struggling with infertility or have had one or more miscarriages in the past, the loss can feel especially painful. 

Honouring a Baby You Have Lost

Christine Duenas lost her baby when she was 39 weeks and 3 days pregnant. She went into labor, but then something went terribly wrong. Before her baby could take her first breath, she died. Her daughter, Olive Lucy, whom Christine and her partner call Lucy, was stillborn.