Browsing Category:Working Through Miscarriage

Telling my story of secondary infertility and pregnancy loss and how it affected me, my pregnancy, and my family.

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How I Used My Pain to Make a Difference

When I had my first miscarriage six years ago, I felt like my world turned upside down. I never felt so broken or empty in my life. At one point, my big kids even held an intervention because I took to wearing my pajamas in public and stopped getting dressed for the day. One of the few things that...
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Never Forgotten

There were two. Two babies that I did not get to know, two babies that grew for a brief time in my womb. It is possible there was another. I think I had an early miscarriage last fall, but I did not know I was pregnant until after it happened. The first baby I lost, I think of often....
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Knowing when Breastfeeding is over…

In some ways, that is when nursing was comforting, sitting in the big comfy chair with my little one close by all snuggled into me. I can breathe deep and smell her hair. I can stroke her cheek and hear her happily hum. There really is nothing like it. However, there are also the times where she is wanting...
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Pregnancy tests are just not funny

While April Fool's Day jokes are meant to be funny, one joke I see year after year is not. That "joke" in question is a fake pregnancy announcement. Fake pregnancy announcements are simple not funny.I use "joke" loosely in the above statement because it really is no joke at all. On April Fool's Day, after I had my first...
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My message to those who struggle after miscarriage

I want to bring villages back. I want mothers to know that it is okay if you are not okay. I want people to know that we do not all feel the same way as someone else in the same situation because we are all different. Most of all, I don't want others to be like me, to be...
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Coming up for Air

As mamas, we beat ourselves up so much about the job we do as parents. We let society, family members, and the people around us tell us how we are screwing it all up and let us know that we are all just horrible at what we are doing. That is when we need to find our tribe. We...
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