Since My Miscarriages, I've Found A Way To Feel Like A Mom Again

Jen Arron | Posted 03.03.2017 | Canada Parents
Jen Arron

I'm a professional family photographer and I have one beautiful son. But I've been pregnant three times. Last year I endured two miscarriages in the span of 10 months. My weariness was palpable. It lay on me like a thick heavy blanket. So many questions arose. So much soul-searching. It felt like a crisis of my spirit.

How To 'Untell' Family And Friends You're Pregnant

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 11.21.2016 | Canada Parents

Because talking about miscarriage can be incredibly hard.

Easy Steps To Help Loved Ones Cope After A Miscarriage

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 11.17.2016 | Canada Parents

Because pregnancy loss is tough.

What Not To Say To Someone Who's Suffered A Miscarriage

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 11.14.2016 | Canada Parents

Pregnancy loss is a sensitive topic.

End The Heartbreaking Silence Around Miscarriage And Loss

Lindsay Forsey | Posted 10.28.2016 | Canada Parents
Lindsay Forsey

I hear this same deeply unsettling story again and again from women who experience loss. Women who are left with a profound sense of loneliness and isolation. So, let's talk. If you know someone who has experienced a miscarriage, later pregnancy or infant loss, here are three things you should do.

What Not To Say To Someone After A Miscarriage

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 10.25.2016 | Canada Parents

Parenting expert Alyson Schafer reveals the best way to show support.

Supporting Women Who Are Pregnant After A Loss

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 10.17.2016 | Canada Parents
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

In Canada, a family loses a baby late in pregnancy or within the first year of life approximately every two hours. This number doesn't include early pregnancy loss, which impacts more women.

I Had A Miscarriage And Here's Why I Want To Talk About It

Danielle Milley | Posted 10.13.2016 | Canada Parents
Danielle Milley

For a few blissful days in February, I imagined the days leading up to Oct. 15, 2016 would be filled with nervousness, physical discomfort and the anxious energy of a first time mom-to-be. Instead the days leading up to Oct. 15, 2016 are tinged with sadness, but also a desire to want to share our story. To add my voice to the chorus of women who have experienced miscarriage. October 15 is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day.

Powerful Photos Prove Our Stillborn Babies Will Never Be Forgotten

The Huffington Post Canada | Kristy Woudstra | Posted 09.22.2016 | Canada Parents

These images are raising awareness about the reality of stillbirth in a very meaningful way.

Mom 'Humiliated' At Babies 'R Us After Miscarriage

The Huffington Post Canada | Kayla Greaves | Posted 09.13.2016 | Canada Parents

"I never expected that my son would not survive so I did not save the receipt."

Beautiful Miscarriage Tattoos That Hit Us In The Feels

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 06.23.2016 | Canada Parents

So touching.

Mom's New Ink Has Powerful Meaning

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 06.23.2016 | Canada Parents

The mom-to-be miscarried at seven weeks pregnant.

Accepting My Miscarriage Helped Me Heal

Melanie Braga | Posted 04.19.2017 | Canada Parents
Melanie Braga

The emotional distress started to make me feel sick all the time and it came to the point that I just couldn't continue like this anymore. I decided that my first step to healing was to talk to people who have experienced the same type of loss, and by doing this it helped me realize that everything I was feeling was normal.

Tribunal Rules That Miscarriage Is A Type Of Disability

CP | Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.11.2017 | Canada Parents

The ruling says miscarriage is an uncommon condition that can impact a woman's ability to function within society.

Heart-Wrenching Photos Capture Pain Of Miscarriage

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 12.20.2016 | Canada Parents

After losing 11 babies, a California photographer is opening up.

'Miscarriage Is A Disability,' Ontario Human Rights Tribunal Rules

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 04.05.2016 | Canada Parents

"By labeling it as a traumatic loss, we validate the experience."

Miscarriage, We Are Not Alone

Christine Johnson | Posted 03.25.2017 | Canada Parents
Christine Johnson

I had a life growing inside me that is no longer, a life that didn't get to meet his or her parents or big sister. This happens to so many women, EVERY SINGLE DAY and now it happened to me, to us, to our family, and I want to share, I have the right to share.

There's No Glossing Over The Loss Of Miscarriage

Noemi LoPinto | Posted 02.12.2017 | Canada Parents
Noemi LoPinto

I think we do all women a disservice when we don't challenge the "Disneyfication" of our reproductive experience. Pregnancy is glorified as transcendent despite its many dark elements. Birth is similarly idealized. But miscarriages resist beatification; at best, they are an extremely efficient expulsion of expired reproductive material by one's own body.

Getting Through The Holidays After Losing A Baby

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 12.11.2016 | Canada Parents
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

The holidays are a joyful time of celebration and coming together with friends and family. But for families who have lost a loved one, the holidays can be especially difficult. Old memories and traditions offer reminders of loved ones no longer there. Families who have lost babies can find the holidays particularly bittersweet.

Remembering My Miscarriages

Sanober Bukhari | Posted 11.16.2016 | Canada Parents
Sanober Bukhari

One year ago today I experienced my second miscarriage; almost a year prior to that I had the first. Looking back these last two years, I often feel disconnected as if what I went through didn't really happen.

Big Data Helps Us Understand Preterm Birth And Miscarriage

Will Sacks | Posted 11.12.2016 | Canada Parents
Will Sacks

The digital health industry is collecting data on a scale of which we have never before seen. Let's use this data to uncover and understand reproductive health challenges, so couples that want to start families are more likely to be able to do so.

As A Doctor, I Want You To Know Your Miscarriage Isn't Your Fault

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 11.04.2016 | Canada Parents
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Women often feel guilt, thinking a stressful event or something like their previous use of oral contraceptives caused the miscarriage. The majority of time, miscarriage is a random, isolated event and a cause can't be determined.

Family Portrait Honouring Babies Lost To Miscarriage Is Heart-Wrenching

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 10.08.2015 | Canada Parents

Get the tissues ready.

These Honest Miscarriage Cards Are Perfect

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 10.01.2015 | Canada Parents

"I'm sorry I've been M.I.A. I didn't know what to say. I'll do better. I am here."

We Need To Start Talking About Miscarriage

Meg Broadbent | Posted 08.31.2016 | Canada Parents
Meg Broadbent

"What about a miscarriage? What do I look for?" I asked my doctor as I was leaving her office the morning I discovered I was pregnant. She never once brought it up. I almost forgot to. "Oh, right. Yes, that could happen. It does happen." She seemed uncomfortable. "There's about a 20 to 30 per cent chance it will happen. Call me if you have intense cramping with bleeding at the same time. Some spotting is normal, as is some cramping. But they shouldn't happen together." Later when I told my girlfriend how much that stat had terrified me -- 20 to 30 per cent -- she laughed it off. "No, that means there's a 70 to 80 per cent chance it WON'T happen! You have to think of it that way." So I did. I knew friends of friends who'd had miscarriages, but it wouldn't happen to me.