Monday, October 15, 2012

Today's Links on Pregnancy & Infant Loss

Brandi shares her miscarriage story. The first anniversary is coming up November 6th:

Erica shares the story of her son Kaleb:

Jeanne bares her soul for us in this blog. This is her most recent post, but you can find the beginning linked on the side of the blog:

Dedicated to stillbirth awareness:

Here is a recommended book on loss:

One of the most beautiful things I discovered on the internet: You can have your little angel's name written in the sand with a beautiful sunset.

You can join in an organized effort to raise awareness with the, "I am the face" campaign here:

A song about pregnancy loss:

More information on how to prepare to TTC after loss:

Thoughts on the unique grieving after pregnancy loss:

Ideas on what to do when someone responds without care:

"We regret to inform you that another child has lost his life to cancer. During his four years of life, Hayden Jones still brought laughter and joy to those around him."

It's shocking when you realize this isn't already normal in all states:

The singer says: "I co-wrote this song with Gordie Sampson from the perspective of an unborn baby. A close friend and his wife had a miscarriage, and I witnessed the pain they went through losing a baby. I wanted to write a song to help people cope with that trauma and somehow bring a positive light to the subject."

Here is a short, basic page to share with friends and families to start to break the silence:

This page has a collection of informative links divided by topic:

Some interesting thoughts on common ideas surrounding pregnancy loss:

What can you say? What can you do? Here are helpful suggestions:

People speaking without care is so common, and so painful, someone started a blog about it:

An excellent guide from all perspectives:

What can partners say and do?

A father blogs about loss:

From dads, for dads, a place to talk about loss:

"I Never Held You speaks to the heart of women, their families and friends who have either lived through the pain & grief after miscarriage, or who want to better support someone who has."
"Trying Again lessens the uncertainties about pregnancy after miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss by providing the facts to help you determine if you and your partner are emotionally ready for another pregnancy. It also imparts essential advice about preparing and planning for another baby when you decide the time is right."

For my Catholic friends... The Daily Catholic Crunch

"In spite of the fact that 1 in every 115 deliveries is a stillborn baby, stillbirth continues to be a taboo subject. In Life Touches Life, Lorraine Ash describes how she met that silence head-on. After a trouble-free pregnancy, her baby was declared dead on what was to be her date of birth. Following a C-section, Ash fought a fever that raged at 104 degrees and almost succumbed to the silent B-strep infection that had killed her daughter. Devastated by the experience, Ash sought solace and perspective in all the old places and found little relief. In this moving account she discusses the inner changes she faced after the stillbirth of her daughter, delves into spiritual questions that shook her soul, and examines the connection between mother and child that transcends separation and death."

"This pocket sized book is for men who experience the death of their infant child -- whether it be miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant death. "

"This pocket sized book is for men who experience the death of their infant child -- whether it be miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant death. "

A walk to remember:

Lily's mama shares the time she had with her daughter here:

Siblings need to process, grieve and heal, too:

This mama sells products for remembering pregnancy and infant losses:
A project in memory of their child:

Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep...Remembrance Photography for those experiencing loss. Learn more about them here:

This author has reached a stage in her journey where she finds things that have changed within her life, for good:

A story of love that continued after loss:

This article talks about stillbirth, some risk factors and raising awareness:

This is a calm, thorough piece on the basics of miscarriage, good for sharing with friends and family who have questions:

Here is a really tough topic that is not being talked about enough. Doctors might be diagnosing a miscarriage too soon. Mothers can find support here:

More on the issue of misdiagnosed loss:

A mama shares her misdiagnosed story:

"The consultant who wrongly told an expectant mother that her unborn child was dead has defended his handling of her case, insisting he has ‘no regrets’ about how he did his job."

Hope is hard to have and yet so desired:

A song wondering what if:

"One loss mom challenges us to speak out about our losses. You won't be able to read this without crying."

:( Antidepressants linked to miscarriages:

Birth Without Fear hosted a post on loss:

What do you know about cord accidents?

Basics of healing after a loss:

For those wanting to avoid a D&C:

Will these ideas work? We don't know. But sometimes trying helps in and of itself:

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this beautiful collection of posts and for sharing my post about my misdiagnosed miscarriage! I'm that wiggly misdiagnosed miscarriage babe in my arms right now ;-)