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.
Care for the loss mamas and the infertility warriors in your life by not making these types of jokes. You might find them funny, but to us they are hurtful. And there’s already too much hurt in the world right now.
That’s the hardest part about trying to conceive (TTC), you have to wait for it to happen.
Having unexplained infertility after experiencing pregnancy loss is a lonely place to be. You don’t fit in with your friends who having kids and yet you also don’t fit in with the folks who don’t.
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.
This day last year was the first of the two worst days of my life. It’s been a year and I thought it might be healing for me and helpful for others to hear my story. Many women share their birth stories. Mine however, is a stillbirth story. It’s a birth story without the happy ending.