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: 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
By: Sabrina Ivy Death invaded our lives in a way that has irrevocably changed us. We can never go back to who we were before. We are painfully aware of how different we are now. We know what death looks like on our child. We know what death smells like.
Chapter Leaders reflect on their Share experiences and why they chose to start a Share Chapter. I came to know of Share when we were going through the loss of our first son. I had never heard of them before. They helped us through the loss of two babies, and
Bereaved Mother’s Day gifts are very special. These are unique mementos given to honor the bereaved mothers of children who are gone too soon. Top Left: I have a matching necklace and earring set with Harlan’s birthstone which is also mine and his dad’s birthstone. I got the grandmas bar
By: JoAnn Cantrell It was a cold day in April when our infant twin boys arrived too soon, after I had carried them nearly six months. Ironically, it was the same time of year that the crocuses were making their comeback after a harsh winter. Like the flowers, my babies
In 2002, Share’s board of directors made the decision to move away from small fundraising events in favor of a larger event. Share’s 25th anniversary was in 2002 and a gala was planned as a one-time event to celebrate this milestone. After the initial success of the Share’s Angel Ball,