Breaking the silence for pregnancy & infant loss awareness month

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  These days, it seems like October is everything awareness month, and I think that's more obvious on a social media site like Facebook, where everyone is sharing their favorite causes—whether it's breast cancer, spina bifida, down syndrome or another equally worthy topic. In addition to those above, it's also the National Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness…

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Why we don’t talk about miscarriage {and why I AM}

When "we" (meaning society as a whole) talk about pregnancy and miscarriage, we usually approach it from one of two angles—the heart-wrenching pain of a baby lost or the relief of a pregnancy that's made it through that "danger zone" into the second semester. Talking about the fear of miscarriage while actually in the first…

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On pregnancy after miscarriage, hope in spite of fear

After I miscarried in October, I found myself locked in a tug-of-war with myself: We have four beautiful daughters. Our youngest is (finally!) out of diapers and sleeping through the night. Life is good. Do we really want to try for another baby? But each month I would feel that familiar longing, and try we…

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