By: Vicki Kiefer, Share Accounting Manager Ten years ago, seven months after our second early pregnancy loss, my husband and I attended our first Share Walk for Remembrance and Hope. I don’t remember much of what was said at the memorial service, and that year we had not yet
By: Becca When it comes to pregnancy and infant loss, for the couple, the close family, even friends and colleagues, the emotion and pain can be felt like a tidal wave over the people involved, these people feel loss in different ways, and deal with it differently. It is hard
By: Sabrina Ivey October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month. 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage. 1 in 160 pregnancies end in stillbirth. Every day in the United States, approximately 70 babies are born still and silent. That’s 70 mothers and fathers who leave the hospital empty handed.
By: Rose Carlson Those who work with and support families who experience the tragic death of a baby know just how meaningful ceremonies, rituals and memorial events are to heartbroken parents. Many parents continue to honor their baby over the years, and they are especially appreciative when others also remember
By: Joy Boresi “I’m very sorry, but I see your baby’s heart, and it’s not beating.” Those were the words that turned my and my husband’s world upside down. We had tried for years to become pregnant, and the day we found out we were expecting was one of the
By: Bob Jerden, grandfather to Joshua Ryan Bruenning Our first grandson was born on Good Friday, April 21, 2000, about two months premature. We got the phone call early in the morning from our daughter, Jenny, and son-in-law, Kurt, to meet them at the hospital. Our ride was quick and
By: Natasha H. It was January 27 and I sat in the cold at my uncle’s burial. Since this was the first close family member of mine who had passed away, I wasn’t sure what to expect from myself and everyone else emotionally. What I realized over the course of