When Words Hurt

Sharing your story is intended to help others and continue the story of your baby. There can be great joy with this but sadly also an exposure to unkindness and hurtful comments.

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How to Cope with the Unexpected Death of a Child

By: John O’Brien The heartbreak that accompanies the loss of a child is unmatched and deeply rooted, but when the child dies due to someone else’s negligence, the impact on the family can be devastating. While it may seem impossible to recover from such a tragic event, it can bring comfort to know that you…

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FIVE

Five years since I had to say hello and goodbye to my firstborn child. Half a decade of living with the grief of losing my son and yet still a lifetime to go.

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Joy as a Lifejacket

By: Rose Carlson I have cried so much this year That I’ve almost drowned. So, when you see me smile Don’t think I’m no longer in the water— Understand that my joy is a lifejacket. ~ Elisabet Velasquez As I was perusing Instagram early one morning, the above quote showed up in my feed. I…

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Its the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Except when your baby has died. Then, it can be the most awful time of the year. By: Rose Carlson As everyone around you goes about their joyful business of shopping and baking and shouting, “Happy Holidays!” or “Merry Christmas!” to everyone they meet, it can seem to you as if there is nothing wonderful…

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Our Story of Brooks

By: Melissa Johnson I gave birth to our sweet baby Brooks on February 15th, 2021, by emergency C-section. I am married to my husband, Michael, and we reside in Flowery Branch, Georgia. Everything was going so well in my pregnancy until 28 weeks when I was sent to a maternal-fetal specialist (MFM). On February 8th,…

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Unimaginable: Life After Baby Loss

By: Brooke Taylor Duckworth This is an excerpt from a recently-published book by Sharing Magazine contributor Brooke D. Taylor. Unimaginable: Life After Baby Loss is now available on Amazon. It tells the story of surviving the death of her first daughter, navigating the complexities of life after pregnancy loss, and discovering that grief can somehow…

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