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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. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
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