Continuing the Conversation

I want to continue sharing other people’s stories or articles from around the internet, so here are three new posts to share.

I Didn’t Have A Miscarriage — I Had A Stillbirth – Some people refer to my losses as miscarriages.  Yes, the first one was a miscarriage, but the other two were stillbirths.  And they are different.  In this article, it talks about pretty much all of my fears and experience (except that my daughters did not pass away from the same as her daughter did and they had a child before having the loss).  It includes statistics and what it was like to have a stillbirth 40 years ago.

What Women Really Need After a Miscarriage – There is so much truth in this article. It’s about the needs for community and understanding.  The fact that a lot of miscarriages and stillbirths are swept under the rug by bystanders instead of treated like the losses that they are.  And how some women responded and changed after their loss.  Really good article for this month, especially.

Netflix’s ‘Private Life’ is the first not-cute comedy about infertility –  A new show on Netflix that follows the life of a couple in their 40s who are trying to get pregnant.  It covers things like IVF and artificial insemination with truth and honesty.  Also, I like Kathryn Hahn as an actress, so that’s a plus.

If you have never experienced pregnancy loss or infertility, I can guarantee there is someone in your life who has.  While the above stories may not be the same experiences for everyone, they can definitely open that window to more understanding and empathy for what everyone goes through.  And for those of you who are in the midst of these unknowns or losses, you are not alone.  May these words uplift and encourage you today.

Do you have any posts or articles that have touched you or compelled you to share?

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