Baby showers and other child-focused events can be painful for pregnancy loss parents. An invitation helps us feel wanted, even if we can’t attend.
I’ve been waiting for motherhood for nearly four years. I’m still waiting to be part of that club. It’s not an easy wait.
It’s the little things like this that let a loss-mama know you remember their child, and that you still recognize her for what she is—a mother.
When you’ve experienced pregnancy loss or infertility, this is the question that rings in your head at the beginning of every new year.
Events like baby showers, first and second birthdays, and holiday parties with families of little ones can be really painful for people who have experienced pregnancy loss.
Just because a pregnancy didn’t make it to its due date, that doesn’t mean the due date isn’t still a significant day to the person who was pregnant.
It’s often said that every pregnancy is different. In the same way, every pregnancy loss is different. How do you grieve for a person that you never met? A person who doesn’t have a birthday? A person who doesn’t have a name?
Child loss is a horrible experience. It can happen at any age. From during pregnancy to when a child becomes an adult, parents will always grieve the death of their child. Here are some simple ways you can support bereaved parents in your life.
Every time a person loses a pregnancy, she loses that child. And when she doesn’t have any living children, she also loses the dream of being a mother.
Less than a month after my son was stillborn, I was asked this question again. And it nearly broke me. My mind went whirling as I tried to quickly and simultaneously figure out what to say and how to not burst into hardcore sobbing.