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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 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...

Everything is fine ….

My ex and I had tried for a baby with no luck so I figured I couldn't get pregnant and we decided to just let it be. I ended up falling pregnant to my surprise in January 2007 and found out in March. Everything seemed to be going good, I had horrible sickness but my...

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...

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

According to the HMHB, "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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Someone’s Missing

My husband and I decided we were missing someone from our family and we wanted to try for one more baby. Our third and final baby. After some difficulty conceiving our second, I expected it to take a while. After a year we got in touch with a fertility clinic and...

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Melissa’s story

On March 1, 2019, I went to have my gestational diabetes test completed.  We had the car packed up because we were going to my cousin’s birthday party, and we were dropping off my daughter and two dogs at my mom’s house and then heading to the birthday party...

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Trystin

On February 8, 2010 I felt the last kick of my little angel. On February 9, 2010 I saw the doctor and she was unable to find a heartbeat, it was confirmed by an ultrasound that my Trystin had no heartbeat. I was sent home and returned February 10, at that time I was...

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Lily

I found out I was pregnant in February of 2017. It was a beautiful feeling, pregnant for the first time. The pregnancy was smooth and didn’t give me any trouble. The ultrasounds were all fine and tests came back normal. My due date came and she didn’t come. We waited...

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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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