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Vera

Today I’m sharing a deeply personal story of grief – the kind that is usually unfortunately swept under the rug. The grief of pregnancy loss. #pregnancylossawarenessday #PAILNetwork #pregnancyloss #Grief #miscarriage #latemiscarriage #missedmisscarriage "People grieve...

No Memories

We became pregnant in April 2012, my first pregnancy - and I had read everything under the sun. I booked my Doula the minute the test was positive. We were so, so giddy. It wasn't an easy pregnancy. The nausea was never ending, but our baby was progressing well. I...

Surprises ~ Good and Bad

This was our second pregnancy and a bit of a surprise as we had not really been devoted to "trying" for another baby. We had a hard time conceiving with our first and a handful of complications with our first pregnancy (healthy 2 year old girl now!) We had an...

Aaron’s Story – Perinatal Hospice

This Saturday October 15, 2016 is the first time that Ontario is marking the internationally recognized Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. After having a miscarriage with our first pregnancy in 2013 and a healthy son born in 2014, my husband and I hoped that we...

My Story

One of the things that first attracted me to my husband was that he knew he wanted to be a father, and had a very definite idea of how he wanted to parent. When we got married, we started trying right away. Then, month after month, nothing. We were referred to a...

Life After the Loss of a Child …

Finding out we were pregnant with our first child was so exciting and scary all at the same time. Our story started like any other, we told our family and friends at 8 weeks, everyone was so excited! We couldn't wait to find out if it was a boy or girl! Weeks passed...

Dear World

On August 7th, I gave birth to my daughter Charlotte. We were thrilled that our oldest daughter would have a little sister. They could share clothes and toys and in fact they almost share a birthday. However, probably the most important thing that they share is their...

There is Hope

I wanted to share my story with hopes it helps someone who has had to endure the pain of losing a baby. Reading other people's stories has helped me. So I hope this helps someone else. My husband and I got married June 9 2012. We wanted to get pregnant soon after. So...

A Small Difference

Our daughter, Alyssa Marie had lost oxygen a few weeks prior to her birth (we found this out after the autopsy results) she somehow regained it while in utero but there was too much damage to her brain for her to survive. She was born alive and was beautiful; she...

Here One Minute, Gone the Next

It's has been almost 4 months since I gave birth to the love of my life. I have always wanted to be a mother. It is truly my hearts desire. When I found out I was pregnant in Nov 2013 I was overjoyed. My dream was coming true. I have always been a worrier and from day...

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Tahlequa

Reading the news stories about Tahlequa, the orca who carried her dead calf with her for 17 days has ignited a flurry of activity with bereaved parents across the globe. We know this pain. We know this feeling. And as a bereaved mom, I am somewhat envious of the 17...

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~Butterfly~

Did you see me mommy and daddy, the other day flying by? I was that beautiful little black and yellow butterfly. I saw that you were smiling, and breathing in the air. I am so happy mommy, you are okay, even though I’m not there. I thought I heard you whisper, there...

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~I Am Here~

Please mommy and daddy, don’t cry, do not be sad. Treasure the time how ever short we had. I miss you too, but I can feel your love. Even up here flying, like a little dove. I know it seems scary, and you feel all alone. No one can ever replace...

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What is Selfish?

Is everything okay? Things move on. Life moves on. Everyone moves on. No one else should stop with his heart. I wouldn’t expect it. But my heart stopped. My life stopped with him. At least for the moment. Should I have let him live to die To verify my love for him?...

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Aaron’s Story – Perinatal Hospice

This Saturday October 15, 2016 is the first time that Ontario is marking the internationally recognized Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. After having a miscarriage with our first pregnancy in 2013 and a healthy son born in 2014, my husband and I hoped that we...

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