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: 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: Marissa Steinhoff My world had stopped, completely shut off for 8 full weeks. I would sit in my house, avoiding the outside world and the looks of despair from others. My home was the place I felt most comfortable, most human. I knew that inside the walls of my
By: Natalie Johnson Our Infertility Story For the past 5 years my husband and I have come to realize that infertility can drain you in every.single.way. Every story is different, but all can have seem to have a constant theme of being full of hope but then, somewhere along the
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
By: Angie Wetherell One cannot explain why life takes us on such challenging journeys. For my husband and I, we had 11 miscarriages over a 7 year span. It seemed as though a storm cloud hung over us endlessly. We had always wanted children and struggled to understand why we
By: Rebecca Hirst A Share Chapter Leader shares the story of impacting their rural community with support for pregnancy and infant loss. Mr. & Mrs. Rich George, members of Share support group in DeKalb, IL, know from personal experience that, “There is no foot too small that it cannot leave