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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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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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When it's unfair…

When you are struggling with fertility, whether it is your for your first child or in my case third, life can seem very unfair.
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I sometimes Imagine

If you have suffered an infant loss or miscarriage. Please know you are not alone. Please know that while it is hard and while some people may not understand or support you, it is okay to grieve. It is okay to feel however you need to feel and for however long you need to feel it. This is not...
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