Continuing the Conversation

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

How Infertility and Depression Made Me Reconsider My Parenting Dream

This is a beautiful, personal article about the reasons why Stephanie Auteri decided not having another child after dealing with over three years of infertility, an IUI, and finally having her little girl. Following the birth of her daughter, her depression became unmanageable without medication. It is well written and a reminder that we all have the right to respect for our family decisions.

Do you silently worry that your miscarriage was your fault?

Another really great post. I think every woman goes through this line of thinking after a miscarriage. I know I did. Some of the questions that this author listed were the same ones I asked myself. And it doesn’t help that there are so many different opinions on what a healthy pregnancy should look like (outside of the advice of my doctor, that is). This article has some good, helpful insight.

Pregnancy After Miscarriage: Why I Can’t Shake the Fear of Another Pregnancy Loss

Oh my goodness, this seems to be the week for articles to come out that hit so close to home. The first sentence of this article actually articulates the feelings I had at 8 months. And it was so much easier to write about it or do a video instead of talking about it in person. It’s why I didn’t have a baby shower before he was born. So, so good. Please read!

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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4 thoughts on “Continuing the Conversation”

  1. I especially love the first article. It is so true that when the dream changes, it feels like a failure, but it doesn’t have to be! That one hit me for sure. And the guilt I had for not being sure if I wanted more than one after wanting it so bad (I believe now I do, but that is MY decision).

    Thanks again for bringing more great articles to light.

  2. I can totally relate to the last 2 articles as I have wrote something similar as I went through a miscarriage and wanted to share my story with others that can relate and we all can maybe help each other in some way through are articles giving some kind of advice to help one another and then I went on to have a rainbow baby after my miscarriage and I wrote about that one as well, currently have not posted that one yet though as it is still in the works but it is very touching to read other women’s perspectives and what they did or how they dealt with the experiences. Thanks for sharing these great articles. As people should try and engage in some of my content and can get it out there for others to, so we can all help one another.

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