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Returning to School After My Stillbirth
By Kelsey Francis
My students were witness to my very public loss.
By Andrea Syrtash
I never ‘met’ the babies I lost, but I love them.
By Noa Silver
I shared our pregnancy news early — asserting that I wanted my community with me in joy, but also in potential sorrow. Now that I had miscarried, there were so many calls to make.
I Was the One Who Made It
By Abigail Rasminsky
My mom lost two babies before I was born. Sometimes it felt like I was living for all three of us.
Mizuko Kuyo: Japan’s Powerful Pregnancy Loss Ritual
By Erica Goss
At a Buddhist temple far from home, this ceremony provided me solace.
Everything I Didn’t Want to Know About Miscarriages*
By Chari Pere
My bold foray into documenting my loss in full color.
A Miscarriage Saved My Marriage
By Courtney Maum
I didn’t wish for this loss. But it happened, and brought uncommon gifts.
‘Grief Is Something You Live in and Then Eventually It Lives in You’
By Allison Yarrow
Writer Ariel Levy on her son's birth, death and what she considers grief's most valuable lesson.
My Ectopic Pregnancy Nearly Killed Me
By Jessica Barraco
I’d dreamed of having a baby since my mother died. Then my body betrayed me.
After My Miscarriage, I Was Still Pregnant
By Caryn Berardi
We were expecting triplets. So why does everyone insist on calling it a 'blessing in disguise' that only two of our babies made it to term?
The Stillbirth Status Updates I Really Wanted to Write
By Jennifer Pardini
Here's what I really wanted to write about my pregnancy loss: mother of two, one living.
Timehopping My Way Through Life and Death
By Mandy Hitchcock
How the tech tool keeps screwing with my emotions. And why I can't say I hate it.
A Cancer Battle, Then a Miscarriage
By Gabrielle Schafer
After my mother died of cancer, the hope of bringing a new life into this world kept me afloat. Then I got some very bad news.
Two Truths and a Lie
By Kelly Kittel
My daughter's class exercise reminded me that kids carry their loss everywhere, even to school.
Coming Out of the Grief Closet
By Erica Goldblatt Hyatt
I'm a bereavement 'expert' who publicly hid my feelings after going from pregnant to grieving in a matter of hours. Until now.
What To Say (or Not) to Someone Who Has Had a Miscarriage
By Dr. Jessica Zucker and Ryan Alexander-Tanner
Ever wish there were an illustrated guide on supporting someone who has had a miscarriage? Now there is.
7 Tips for Speaking with a Bereaved Mother
By Monica Wesolowska
How do you support someone going through the unimaginable? To begin with, don't say you can't imagine what they're going through.
By Asha Rajan
One moment, I was planning a long-awaited trip to East Africa. The next, I was facing down two life-or-death decisions.
‘Call Me a Mother’
By Talia Haykin
After two miscarriages, I feel like a parent — even though I've never held my babies or pushed them in a stroller. I want you to respect that.
‘Wish You Were Here’
By Andrea Meyer
My daughter, Nina, died five weeks before she was due to be born. Years on, I am surprised by the depth of pain her absence brings me.
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