There is a myth about parenthood. It goes something like this: You will be able to have children when (and only when) you want. Your experience having children will follow the pathway you choose for it. Your children will be healthy. Reality, as our community frequently notes, is quite different from the myth. Pregnancy loss […]
“At least there wasn’t really a baby.” I heard this phrase so often after my blighted ovum miscarriage (BO) that I actually stopped telling people what type of loss it was. I just couldn’t take it anymore. For years, I’d tried to have a baby. For more than a month, I’d dreamed of my child’s […]
When people think about miscarriage (if they take the time to think about it at all), most imagine bleeding. But did you know it’s possible to lose a pregnancy and not know it because your body doesn’t recognize the loss? Missed miscarriage stories are so important for loss moms going through the heartbreaking experience of […]
I can remember the exact moment I found out I was pregnant. A few days prior, I went to the doctor because I had this unusual pain in my stomach. I remember the doctor asking me, “Do you think you could be pregnant?” And my response was, “Eh, I doubt it.” I never thought that […]
Misoprostol is often called the “miscarriage pill,” as it helps women who’ve lost a pregnancy actually expel that pregnancy from their bodies. So yes, it’s as gross and horrifying as it sounds.
In this article, Arden Cartrette discusses her terrifying misoprostol experience, the timeline of her misoprostol miscarriage, and why she wishes she’d read other misoprostol stories before taking it for an incomplete miscarriage.
One mom tells her late term abortion story about a wanted pregnancy that became the medical abortion story of her worst nightmares.
Many pregnant women fearfully search for ectopic pregnancy stories at the slightest hint of a twinge in their sides. Here, one mother's ectopic pregnancy story discusses symptoms, treatment, and recovery.
When Husband and I finally decided to try to conceive (TTC), I thought it would be easy. I never imagined I’d find myself navigating the worlds of infertility and recurrent miscarriage. I don’t think any of us envision ourselves in those places, and yet, we so often end up there. First Published: July 13,2019… Last […]
Disclaimer: This post contains topics and opinions that may evoke strong emotional responses. It talks about pregnancy, chromosomal abnormalities, and termination for medical reasons (TMFR). This is one mother’s story of how she made the heart-wrenching decision to terminate her pregnancy for medical reasons. Unless you choose the “I’m-not-watching-the-news-or-social-media-ever” route (a privileged position, yes, but […]
This week, in honor of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, we’re going to hear from my friend Whitney, who graciously shared her heart for this post. She experienced 2 miscarriages before birthing her 3 beautiful daughters, and I’m honored to be able to share her story with you. I think there’s a lot we […]