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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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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

From 3 to 0 in 23 Weeks

On December 19th, 2009, my boyfriend John and I found out we were expecting. We were so excited. None of us has children, yet we both wanted them. The entire family was excited. My parents were finally going to be grandparents, our in-laws were going to have their...

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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 me, I was your own....

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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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