Full and Broken

By: Ann-Marie Ferry My heart is full and broken. I am sitting in my quiet living room as a sweet little 11-week-old girl sleeps on my chest. The time since her birth has been a peaceful one. We have experienced all the crazy sleeplessness and the insanity of transitioning to be a family of four.…

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What Medical History Doesn’t Say: The Loss of Hopes and Dreams

By: Ann-Marie Ferry Jon pulls the car up to the door of the hospital. I know where to go and what to do. I’ve done this many times before. He drives off to find a parking spot and I waddle towards the elevators. As I wait with several other people for that “ding,” I feel…

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Books To Comfort Your Heart: A Quarantine Reading List

Losing a baby can be a lonely, isolating experience, and unless one has known someone who had such a loss, it is easy to feel as if no one understands what you are experiencing. For those who are grieving the death of their baby, the right books can help you process the loss. Different types…

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The Gift of Simply You

By: Kristin Hendricks The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is upon us, and it is no new news that our culture and society tends to focus much attention on the gift-giving aspect of Christmas. The stress and pressure shopping for the perfect gifts accompanied by over-spending is, frankly, exhausting. There is an awkward…

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My Journey Through Pregnancy After Loss

When I found out I was pregnant for the first time, we were over the moon. My husband couldn’t keep his darn mouth shut he was so excited, so we spilled the beans pretty quickly. Family, friends, and coworkers were thrilled. For the first 12 weeks, I felt like I was tip-toeing through life, trying…

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If Someone Had Told Me…

By: Jennifer Haake Rainbows.  If someone had told me that rainbows would become such an important part of my life, I would have looked at them like they had two heads.  Why would rainbows ever be important?  I mean sure, they are pretty and everyone loves them, but important? The first important rainbow was on…

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Walking to Remember

By: Kendra Goldman I first heard about the Share Walk on October 12th, 2016 while visiting the website. This was 2 days before I was scheduled for a D&C for my second miscarriage. The day of my D&C, I wanted to talk with my doctor to see if the walk would be something I’d be…

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Ten Years Later: Reflections, Memories and Hope

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 included our babies’ names to…

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When the World Doesn’t Remember, But You Do

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 the few days my family…

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