Taking Gemma’s Pain: Ending A Wanted Pregnancy

By: Megan Hofbauer I am a mother of three handsome boys and one beautiful daughter or at least I imagine she’s beautiful. When I close my eyes, I see a beautiful little girl with dark brown hair, soulful blue eyes, and olive skin but then I open my eyes and she’s gone. The reality is…

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Why Is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month Important To Me?

By: Derek Haake, Esq., MBA (Share Board Member) The night we delivered our triplets 6 weeks premature because my son was stillborn, I sat in the house, by myself because we had no family within 400 miles of us. This meant we had no one to take care of our dogs that night, so I…

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To Be A Mother, All You Must Do Is Love

By: Casey Zenner What makes someone a Mother? This is something we recently talked about in one of the Ending a Wanted Pregnancy support groups I belong to on Facebook. When you think of the word Mother, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? It may be your own mom. It may…

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When No Choice Is A Good Choice

By: Casey Zenner They say everything happens for a reason, and this is something I try really hard to believe. September 27th, 2017 would be the day that would leave me questioning that forever. Growing up I always dreamed of having a large family, lots of little ones running around, in my messy, never quiet…

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A Bereaved Mom is a Real Mom

By: Paige Sanderson Breakfast in bed, a card signed “Love, Mike and Holden,” and a picture of flowers created by Holden’s perfect little handprints. That’s what I was hoping my first Mother’s Day would be like. After all, it’s what I’ve been waiting for my whole life. A mom’s first Mother’s Day is supposed to…

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Grieving Now and Grieving Then

By: Brooke Taylor Duckworth I studied Victorian literature in graduate school, and alongside the novels I read, I learned a great deal about culture in Victorian England. Nineteenth-century Britain was fascinating to me—particularly in all of its contrast with our contemporary society. The strictly gendered spheres for men and women, the uncomfortable clothing, the formal…

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We Are Worthy To Grieve: TFMR

By: Charlie’s Mom I ALWAYS dreamed of being a mom, and then it happened.  My beautiful baby girl Charlie, a dream come true.  This is how I begin my story, when I chose to tell it.  I don’t divulge my “secret” easily to just anyone.  Usually the only people I feel a little comfortable telling…

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