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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....

Colton’s Story

“I can't find his heartbeat," the nurse said, "I'm so sorry Alexandra." My entire body went cold. From head to toe there was this numbing ache that I can’t quite put into words. My head was empty. My heart was empty. Most of all my arms were empty, and suddenly the...

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...

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...

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...

Life After Recurrent Miscarriages: My Journey Towards Renewed Strength, Acceptance, Self-Love and Inner Peace

According to, "a small number of women (1%) will have repeated miscarriages". I am one of these women. I experienced 7 consecutive early miscarriages (6-12 weeks gestation) before the birth of my only daughter in 2009. I consider the number 8 to be my lucky number –...

The Ongoing Journey

My husband Nigel and I were together for 7 years before we were married, so the natural step after the big plunge was to have children. We enjoyed our married life for a while but realized that we were not getting pregnant. So we went to see a specialist and they...

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...

So Tiny

It will be 3 years ago on October 19th that we found out we were having a little girl, 3 years ago on Oct 27th she was born sleeping at 20 weeks. We went for our routine ultrasound to find out the sex of our 3rd child. A little girl. Everything looked perfect from...

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...

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Colton’s Story

“I can't find his heartbeat," the nurse said, "I'm so sorry Alexandra." My entire body went cold. From head to toe there was this numbing ache that I can’t quite put into words. My head was empty. My heart was empty. Most of all my arms were empty, and suddenly the...

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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...

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My Loss

I am your typical 30 year old wife of a Canadian soldier and mother to two pretty fun loving kids. We weren't planning on having another baby, but we were in for such a surprise! I woke up one morning feeling funny. I just knew something was going on with me. Sure...

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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...

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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....

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