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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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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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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Our Story

I type this as I am in the process of losing my 7th pregnancy. You would think it would get easier , that it wouldn’t hurt as much - but each time a little bit more of me dies. I have had 2 ectopic pregnancies, and now 5 miscarriages. This time was different; this one...

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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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