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Below you will find stories of loss. Some of these stories include photos provided by the parents, while others are stock imagery.

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The Unexpected

My partner and I got pregnant December 2014. When we found out we were thrilled, and had no worries at all. We live in our beautiful little home, with our two dogs and our cat, our careers are great and we knew that this would be the time where our family would grow....

No Closure

From the moment I found out I was pregnant with my second child, something in me knew that something was wrong. Call it instinct or mother's intuition but for some reason I didn't let myself get too excited. I really had no reason to feel this way as I was fortunate...

A Metamorphosis

Devastation: I always wanted a large family, I wanted to be the Mom who spent my days at home with my kids, creating things and learning and filling our time with joy and laughter. We were well on our way to creating that life I had imagined with our incredible little...

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...

Christmas Twins

My husband and I got married in 2006 and were blessed with a daughter the following year. I say blessed because I was told that I wouldn't be able to hold a pregnancy do to my PCOS and surgeries done prior. After my daughter was born we got pregnant 6 years later. We...

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...

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...

There IS life after loss

I found out I was pregnant with Callie on Christmas day 2009. I was very sick throughout my pregnancy with her. I could barely hold down any food for the first 4 months. I also had a scare when I was 7 weeks pregnant. Everything turned out fine and my little girl...

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...

An Unexpected Loss

Last summer, everything was going perfectly. I was newly married to an amazing man, had a job a liked, lived in a cute little apartment, and I was so excited to start a family. I had absolutely nothing to complain about. It only took two months before we were pregnant...

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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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