Tag: grief

10 Ways to Memorialize Life Lost Through Miscarriage

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When I lost my second child through miscarriage, one of the things I found incredibly difficult was validating their existence. It seemed particularly sad...

My Lost Pregnancy: Grief and Silence Losing a Baby Through Miscarriage

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Over the summer, the July 4th holiday brought my extended family together in a joyful (and extremely hot) reunion on the lake. Two cousins...

Alone: How I Conquered My Need to Avoid Feeling Grief

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It’s easy for me to go about life and take the punches as they come. Something difficult happens, and I get over it and...

Silently Suffering a Miscarriage: When the Mom Life Doesn’t Stop for...

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I had a rough week, last week. I don’t typically talk about my feelings (like, I did once and it was a BIG deal...

One Mom’s Story of Miscarriage, Grief, and a Rainbow Baby

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Two years ago, I had a miscarriage. I was about nine weeks into the first trimester, feeling terribly sick until one day I woke...

Miscarriage Aftercare: How to Take Care of Your Mind, Body, Spirit,...

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There is no question that suffering a miscarriage is devastating, heartbreaking, and all-consuming. Depending on how far along the pregnancy was, the physical recovery itself...

Our Baby Had no Heartbeat: A Mom’s Tale of Miscarriage and...

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When you’re pregnant, the sound of a Doppler not picking up a heartbeat is deafening. That quiet when you’re waiting for the reassuring, rhythmic beating...

These Four Walls — Finding Our Forever Home

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Finding your forever home is a lot like finding your wedding dress. You're looking for that perfect fit — good school district, room for...

Ode to Abu — When Your Babies Lose a Grandparent

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It's that time of year when all of the blogs are spewing out feel-good holiday posts about creating new family traditions, executing the perfect...

A Story of Beauty in the Midst of Loss

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1 in 4 pregnancies end in a miscarriage. As of a few weeks ago, I can now count myself as part of this statistic. While...

How I Became a Mother: An Indirect Path to “Mothers’ Day”

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BurlingtonVT Moms Blog is partnering with Vermont Midwives Association to bring you our latest series titled “How I Became a Mother” in honor of Mother’s Day.  Each...

How I Became a Mother: Becoming Mommy

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  BurlingtonVT Moms Blog is partnering with Vermont Midwives Association to bring you our latest series titled “How I Became a Mother” in honor of...

How Death is a Part of Life: A Conversation with my...

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The first thing my son saw die was by my own hand. He was so little. I can't forget those little surprised and curious...

A Story of Loss:: The Life and Death of Baby Matthias

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A mother is impatiently counting down the days until her due date. Her belly protrudes to unbelievable proportions and vigorous kicking keeps her awake...