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I Need You To Know That My Stillbirth Was Still A Birth

Chances are, even if you don't know who, you know someone whose life has been impacted a stillbirth.  If you are aware of this, then you probably know how important it is to acknowledge and honor the baby who was lost.  You may have heard the parents ask for you to say their baby's name…

I Had Preeclampsia And It’s Not Just High Blood Pressure

I had preeclampsia. Often, when I say this, people think that I just had high blood pressure during pregnancy. When they first told me I had preeclampsia, that's what I thought too. I had no idea what lay in store for me. I wish high blood pressure was all I had to deal with. Because…

15 Quotes To Bring You Comfort After Pregnancy & Infant Loss

Sometimes there are no words to truly explain what it's like to have your baby die. It can be hard to find a way to explain your heartbreak and your grief. But, sometimes there are words that come close. Words that resonate with your experience. Sometimes you find the words that your heart needs. Here…

My Doctors Saved Me, My Nurses Cared For Me, But I’m Here Because Of My Midwife

When I got sick with preeclampsia, it was the doctors who saved my life. It was the nurses who cared for me. But, I'm here because of my midwives. While I was pregnant with my daughter, Dorothy, I was under the care of a midwifery team. At my 28 week appointment, one of the midwives…

My child has died, but their name lives on.

My Child Has Died, But Their Name Lives On

Before she was born, I knew our daughter would be Dorothy. From the very first time that her name graced my lips, I knew it would be the name that I wanted to speak forever.  In high school, I used to doodle my name with the surname of my celebrity crush so I could look…

Even Though The World Is In Crisis, I’m Still Allowed To Grieve My Baby Who Died

Lately, it's been a struggle for me to write. There's so much grief inside of me and usually I cope by sharing with others. But, I sit down to write and the words won't come. Even though there's so much that I want to share, right now doesn't feel like the right time. Because right…

Dorothy’s Birth Story–A Story Of Preeclampsia, Stillbirth, And A Mother’s Love

I had been in the hospital for a week after being diagnosed with severe preeclampsia and after an initial scare, it had been a rather uneventful stay.  They were ready to send me home and have me visit the hospital daily for monitoring.  I was on board with the plan.  I felt fine and Dorothy…

I Waited Your Whole Life To Meet You And I Had To Say Goodbye

I used to rub my stomach and whisper to you. "Hey there baby girl. What are you doing in there?" "Hi sweetheart, I can't wait to meet you." So many moments imagining what it would be like to say hello. To see your face. To welcome you into the world. Days spent curled up in…