Tag: miscarriage

What I Wish I’d Known Sooner About Having a Miscarriage

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In the Spring of 2013, my husband and I were young, carefree newlyweds. Less than two months after saying “I do,” we were overjoyed...

Being a Friend During a Loss

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Last year, my friend and her husband lost their baby a little over midway through their pregnancy. It was life altering. It was heartbreaking....

2019 Guide to Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Activities around Columbia

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Once again, Fall has snuck up on me, probably at least in part because of the warmer-than-normal weather we've been having. With our neighborhood...
Perfectly Normal Emotions Felt When Dealing with Secondary Infertility | Columbia SC Moms Blog

10 Perfectly Normal Emotions Felt When Dealing with Secondary Infertility

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Most people wouldn't associate the word "infertility" with a moms blog. Infertility - that's when you can't have kids, right? But you're a mom....

What I am Missing this October

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Every October since 2009, I have taken part in activities for Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Month, including lighting a candle on October 15...
I Will Always Wonder | Columbia SC Moms Blog

I Will Always Wonder

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In some of the social media groups I'm in, a question has been floating around in recent months. It's generally phrased like this, "How...
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Pregnancy and Infant Loss :: On the Outside Looking In

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October is a month full of remembrances and holidays - Breast Cancer, Halloween and more. But the day that's nearest to my heart is...

What’s Normal When You Are Parenting After Loss

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October is winding down. For those of us in the babyloss world observing Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, that means it will be...

How I Became a Rainbow Mom: A Story of Open Hearts...

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I just knew something wasn't right. In March 2013 I took a home pregnancy test that came back positive. My boyfriend and I had been...

Vanishing Twin Syndrome :: A Mix of Grief and Gratitude

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We recently (and quite unexpectedly) found out that we are expecting for the third time. Almost immediately after the positive pregnancy test, I was inundated...

The Due Date That Wasn’t

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This season, from January through March, is full of emotion for me. Our sunshine girl, our firstborn who preceded all of our losses, was...

Finding Joy in the Midst of Loss

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Pregnancy and infant loss affects one in four pregnant women. One in four. Twenty-five percent of all pregnancies (at least) end in some kind...

Surviving a Miscarriage

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You wouldn't guess it from looking at me. I drive from place to place in our SUV with two car seats and two children...

5 Ways to Honor the Child Your Friend Lost this Christmas

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If you are a mom, you know that something about Christmas changes when you have a child. Even before your little ones are old...