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.

Suffering in silence: the ‘secret life of infertile women’ laid bare – Paulina Billett is an Austrailian woman who has experienced infertility, and that journey put her in touch with several other women who have had this experience.  She has written a book about this (I don’t know if it’s available in the US yet.  I did find it on the Target website, but not yet available).  The article touched on a lot of things women go through when they are in the infertility journey, especially the isolation.

‘Don’t Talk About the Baby’ highlights infant loss and miscarriage – A new documentary based in Seattle is coming out about Pregnancy and Infant Loss.  The two women who are interviewed in this video have experienced loss but also know a ton about it.  One of them leads support groups in the Seattle area, and the other wrote a book called Not Broken Illustrated for those who have had a loss.

How To Remember And Honor The Babies We’ve Lost –  If you haven’t noticed yet, I love Scary Mommy articles because they are across the board of loss and perspective.  I loved the little poem at the beginning of this article, but it also includes suggestions for those who want to help someone who is grieving.  Of course, the disclaimer is that not everyone grieves the same way so please use a little caution when implementing any suggestions found on the internet.  That said, these resonated with me so they might be helpful to you.

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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