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  1. Pregnancy and Birth Loss
    I feel pretty stupid posting this honestly, I've been told a thousand times that it's normal and happens a lot to miscarry early on (8 weeks 2 days) but I am terrified. I had an ultrasound at what I thought was 8 weeks and saw the heartbeat but ended up only being 6 weeks 3 days. They said it...
  2. Green Goods
    A new study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology confirms what many mothers believe: pregnancy loss brings about overwhelming and intense emotions that can even lead them to suffer from anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. To the many of us who have...
  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
    Actor and father James Van Der Beek recently shared that he believes that 'miscarriage' is an ugly, accusatory word, and something should change in how we look at the misnomer. Actor James Van Der Beek recently shared adorable pictures of him and his beautiful new baby girl Gwendolyn, but he...
  7. 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...
  8. Family Life
    A blighted ovum is a type of miscarriage that occurs when an embryo fails to develop. These losses are heart-wrenching. In February 2017, my husband and I found out I was unexpectedly pregnant with our fourth child. We settled into the idea quickly, but at almost ten weeks, we discovered things...
  9. Green Goods
    Health practitioners consistently monitor a woman's blood pressure during pregnancy. A new study says that we should be paying closer attention to blood pressure before pregnancy. Most women know that high blood pressure during pregnancy is cause for concern. However, for women trying to...
  10. Green Goods
    A new study finds that exposure to non-ionizing radiation from magnetic fields poses a serious threat to pregnancy. Humans are currently undergoing a very large experiment, and virtually everyone is exposed. As technology has skyrocketed in the last few decades, more and more people are exposed...
  11. Pregnancy & Birth
    A new study conducted by the National Institutes of Health concludes that exposure to common air pollutants, such as ozone and fine particles that constitute smog, may increase the risk of early pregnancy loss. A new pregnancy brings excitement, anticipation, and in some cases, worry...
  12. Pregnancy & Birth
    Having a miscarriage is a heart-wrenching experience that leaves many wondering if they will ever be able to conceive again. A new study suggests trying sooner rather than later may lower the risk of a subsequent miscarriage. For those who have experienced the agonizing pain of a miscarriage...
  13. Pregnancy & Birth
    The term "miscarriage" is a misnomer. The tragic loss of an unborn baby, at any stage of pregnancy, really should be called what it is - the death of a child. Recognizing this was perhaps the best way for me to come to terms with what was happening to me, and to move past it. It's been nearly a...
  14. Pregnancy & Birth
    A miscarriage is a heartbreaking, devastating experience. With a pregnancy after a miscarriage, you find yourself filled with doubts and fears. My miscarriage came when I was 11 weeks along with our fourth child. At 11 weeks, I figured all was well, until it wasn't. That single visit to the...
  15. Pregnancy & Birth
    A new blood test designed by British researchers for women undergoing the in vitro fertilization (IVF) process will not only show whether a woman is pregnant but what her risk rates of losing her baby to miscarriage are. Sadly, women who undergo IVF procedures are often no strangers to...
  16. Baby
    In a landmark bill that surprisingly received bipartisan support, Florida became the first state in the country that will issue 'birth certificates' to women who have suffered a miscarriage. When my first son died, I received his death certificate before I received his birth certificate. It was...
  17. Pregnancy & Birth
    In the same way that we honor other emotional changes in our lives - marriage, birth, death - holding a ceremony after a miscarriage can play an important role in the healing process. There is a ceremony in Japan that takes place to mark a miscarriage: mizuko kuyo. 'Mizuko' literally translates...
  18. Green Goods
    A study published by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine proves that doses of supplemental progesterone before pregnancy can reduce the chance of recurrent miscarriages. A single miscarriage can be traumatizing enough, but 1 in 20 women experience multiple miscarriages - one after...
  19. Trying To Conceive
    So....here I am.....yet again...on this site seeking support from others waiting and hoping to see a positive :+ test. I haven't been on Mothering now for a year. My journey into parenthood has been a long one spanning from April 2007 until today with 3 miscarriages an 1 healthy son to show...
  20. Pregnancy and Birth Loss
    Dear Ladies, I am currently experiencing miscarriage at 11weeks but baby stopped developing at 9weeks. It started of with bleeding witch became severe. I went to the Maternity emergency and the doctor told me abt the miscarriage but sent me home saying he'll empty the uterus after 3 days(I don't...
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