I was looking forward to Christmas 2022 with the excitement of a little kid–not because of the gifts I was hoping to receive, but because of the one I was going to give. Christmas 2022 was the day I was going to tell my parents that they were about to become grandma and grandpa. Let’s […]
“If we are to turn the corner and cope with uncertain losses, we must first temper our hunger for mastery. This is the paradox. To regain a sense of mastery when there is ambiguity about a loved one’s absence or presence, we must give up trying to find the perfect solution. We must redefine our […]
There are a lot of things I want to say in regards to how to give support after a stillbirth. Let’s say you heard the tragic news that someone you care for is going through an unimaginable loss and you want to do something for them; you want to support them. But you want to […]
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 (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 life. […]
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.