When you lose a child the way you do life completely changes. You begin searching for anything and everything you can that reminds you of your baby. The physical signs, and tangible objects that you can squeeze which gives you that chance to feel closer to your child. For me, its butterflies and Dumbo things…

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By: Casey Zenner When you lose a child the way you do life completely changes. You begin searching for anything and everything you can that reminds you of your baby. The physical signs, and tangible objects that you can squeeze which gives you that chance to feel closer to your child. For me, its butterflies…

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By: Casey Zenner Oftentimes on this loss journey, I find myself forgetting that there is another person on this journey with me. While I, of course, never actually forget about my husband, it is hard in the midst of my grief, to remember he is grieving too. I think that is because our husbands fill…

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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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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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By: Anna L. Griffiths As I go through this process, I search for books and people who understand my pain. All of these books seem to say, “this is what you could be feeling.” They don’t always know what you actually are feeling, they guess and lump together possible feelings of situations that are all…

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By: Tracy Keinrath February 4, 2004 was the day that changed our lives forever. A routine ultrasound strongly indicated that our baby girl had Trisomy 18, a chromosomal disorder that is incompatible with life. An immediate amnio and five agonizing days of waiting brought confirmation of the doctor’s initial diagnosis and the end of life…

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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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By: Sue Hasegawa In late 2008, my youngest child, Peter, was born into this world and peacefully left it four hours later.  His passing was not unexpected as he was diagnosed months prior with full Trisomy 18, where every cell in his body contained an additional chromosome, impacting every organ throughout development.  Most babies with…

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By: Rebecca Stockwell The scariest thing about going to my first support group was worrying that I would be told I didn’t belong because I had a termination for medical reasons. I was scared my grief wouldn’t be seen as legitimate, that I would be condemned for making what I thought was the only decision…

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