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  1. Baby
    In a month full of pink, some mothers want us to remember that October is also Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, and I'm one of them. November 2009, all I knew about October was that it was all about breast cancer. My mother died of breast cancer in 2003, and we were very familiar with...
  2. Opinion
    The Internet is a big web of beautiful and ugly, and often the two meet in ways that connect people who would never have any connection otherwise. Thanks to the Internet, I met a group of online friends who helped me survive after my son died. October always brings fall with it, and with fall...
  3. Baby
    Bereaved parents often hear the phrase "new normal" about their lives after a child dies. From an early miscarriage to the death of an adult child, the way we start to find that dreaded normalcy without them happens in different ways; therapy, the gym, a new job, moving, a divorce - or a...
  4. Baby
    My therapist peers intently at me, her eyes full of sadness and yet encouragement as I pour out my heart on losing yet another baby - my three-week-old son. I'm fully immersed by my grief in all areas of my life - my mothering, my marriage, my mental health, and my postpartum body. She says...
  5. Opinion
    October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, and recently, mothers shared in a Buzzfeed Community Roundup what they wished the world knew about miscarriage and pregnancy loss. In the past, women didn't share much about the baby losses they suffered. Miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal...
  6. Baby
    The mother whale who broke the world's heart as she carried her dead calf tirelessly over 1,000 miles has finally let go after 17 days. The story of an orca whale mama whose calf died just shortly after it was born has touched the hearts of people around the world, showing that the grief of...
  7. Baby
    After my son died, my friend's weekly calls helped me immensely. When a loved one loses a child, there are simply no words, and we often don't say anything for fear of upsetting them. But when someone's world has just been shattered, walking through that grief with them is a generous gift that...
  8. Pregnancy & Birth
    The battle to build a family is often invisible and leaves scars on women that often never show. I am one of those women who bear the scars of infertility. Infertility affects at least 12% of women who are 15-44 years of age, according to the Centers For Disease Control. That means that 7.4...
  9. Family Life
    When a couple experiences the loss of a child, so often fathers feel they have to be strong and support mothers in their grief. One beautiful couple in Perth, Australia has created a video that shares the grief fathers go through as well. My friend Carly Dudley lost her son, Christian, in 2007...
  10. Baby
    Mother's Day is accompanied by hand-made cards, flowers and gifts. But for some, Mother's Day is a reminder of loss. International Bereaved Mother's Day was created to honor mothers who have lost a child. In the United States, Mother's Day is the second Sunday in May. Founded by Anna Jarvis, in...
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