Miscarriage

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 04.18.2016 | 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 04.10.2016 | 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 04.07.2016 | 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 03.24.2016 | 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 02.15.2016 | 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 12.11.2015 | 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 11.16.2015 | 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 11.19.2015 | 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 11.05.2015 | 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.

Celebs Who Have Gone Public With Their Miscarriages

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 08.21.2015 | Canada Parents

These celebs want other women who have miscarried to know they aren't alone.

Susan Sarandon's Daughter Reveals Heartbreaking News

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 08.17.2015 | Canada Parents

“At my next visit for a routine ultrasound, however, the baby's heart was no longer beating. Just like that, it was all over.”

Busting Misconceptions About Miscarriage

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 08.10.2015 | Canada Parents

Miscarriages occur more often than people think, however they are rarely talked about. In the video above, Dr. Marjorie Greenfield discusses the bigge...

Heartbreaking Miscarriage News From Vloggers Sam And Nia

The Huffington Post Canada | Lisa Yeung | Posted 08.10.2015 | Canada Parents

The couple shared an update video on YouTube following their pregnancy announcement days earlier.

This Mother's Day, I'm Acknowledging the Painful Side of Motherhood. Loss

Heather van Mil | Posted 05.08.2016 | Canada Parents
Heather van Mil

While Mother's Day is a celebration of love for many, it is a day of pain and grief for so many more. There are many faces of motherhood, some less obvious then others. There are mothers whose arms are empty; suffering from infertility, miscarriages or the death of a child. The world doesn't recognize them as mothers but they are and always will be.

When Being Prepared isn't Enough - Supporting Parents When a Baby Dies

Jens Locher | Posted 05.06.2016 | Canada Parents
Jens Locher

While the majority of people haven't found the courage yet to talk with expectant parents about the risk of losing a child, how to survive such tragedies and continue to live, we need to be even more diligent in ensuring that we have experienced specialists in place that are available every time parents are facing the tragedy of losing their baby.

Losing A Child Can Also Mean Losing Your Support

Jens Locher | Posted 12.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Jens Locher

The shifts in friendships and relationships are extreme. The negative ones go all the way to a feeling of being shunned. Here comes the living nightmare, take cover. A couple who lost two children. Sometimes it feels like we have a contagious virus that others try to dodge by avoiding bereaved parents.

"Each Miscarriage Was More Devastating Than the Last"

The Purple Fig | Posted 08.26.2013 | Canada Living
The Purple Fig

A few years ago I joined an elite group of women. It was a membership that I wanted no part of. You see, I was among the very small percentage of women who suffers from recurrent miscarriage, or early pregnancy loss. Each time would be more devastating than the last.