Coping with Miscarriage

By: Sierra Dean After I miscarried, my first thought was, “How long will I be sad?” The answer: as long as you need. Everyone’s experience with miscarriage is different and valid. I’ve experienced several miscarriages, but each one took a certain toll on me, whether emotionally or physically. You have a right to your feelings.…

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Reviving Joy

It takes work to revive your joy after a loss. Be thankful for every small step you make in your healing.

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Ava’s Love

By: Ashley Loehr We had a very normal, uneventful pregnancy until we found out at 20 weeks that our baby girl was not growing in the way that most babies do. We were devastated as the doctors seemed very worried and we went through a series of MFM (maternal fetal medicine) specialist appointments with two…

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Going Back to Work After a Loss

Going back to work after a loss is challenging. Often you are a imitation of your former self, making it difficult to get through the work day. The suggestions given are intended to lessen your stress and know that your are not alone.

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True Friendship

Being seen. Being loved. Mourning with those who mourn. Rejoicing with those who rejoice. Understanding like a true friend.

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Writing your Baby’s Story

By: Ann-Marie Ferry i carry your heart with me (i carry it in my heart) i am never without it (anywhere i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling)  i fear no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) i want no world (for…

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The Lyrics That Help To Tell My Story

By: Ann-Marie Ferry I love words. They are like food for my soul. A good phrase can capture a thought like a snapshot and then paint it in vivid color. Soon after the loss of my son, when friends and family did not know what to say and when the thoughts in my head were…

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The Pain of Forward Motion: When Memories Fade

By: Ann-Marie Ferry Sitting cross legged on the warm summer ground I comb my fingers through the damp grass. Every so often I grasp at it as if I am grasping for growing hair. A short time has passed since Kuyper’s burial, yet the patch of earth over his grave has grown in thick, making…

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