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 09.02.2015 | 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 05.08.2015 | 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 05.07.2015 | 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.

Teaching My Kids to Stand Up for the Underdog

Debra Goldblatt-Sadowski | Posted 07.09.2013 | Canada Living
Debra Goldblatt-Sadowski

As I sit here, almost seven months pregnant, I'm faced with thinking about what the future holds for generations to come. I want to teach my children to do the right thing -- always. But with the layers of social media, experimentation with sex and drugs earlier than ever before, and the apparent lack of support from our justice system, how can I make sure they are safe?

Sticky situation: Bad News Guide - What to Do and Say

Julie Blais Comeau | Posted 06.10.2013 | Canada Living
Julie Blais Comeau

Sticky situation: In our daily lives, from work to the community and even within our very own family, we regularly receive news that may make us uncomfortable and will at times, leave us speechless and paralyzed. To enlighten you, and hopefully prepare you for what to say and do, here are some suggestions.

Let's Talk About Gwyneth Paltrow's Miscarriage Like She's a "Real Person"

BabyPost | Posted 05.20.2013 | Canada Living

Gwyneth Paltrow announced to the world this week that she suffered a loss at some point in her pregnancy that was so severe it almost took her life. And people made comments. That's the rub of celebrity gossip and celebrity news. These people are real people with real lives and real feelings. A loss is sad no matter who it happens to. Even if it's someone people don't realize is 'real.' Because ultimately, she very much is.

After Miscarrying I Never Got the Pregnant Glow Back

Erica Berman | Posted 01.21.2013 | Canada Living
Erica Berman

There is a fantasy surrounding pregnancy portraying it as a blissful state when women glow with health and the miracle of life. Yet, when a woman has experienced miscarriage and/or infertility, a pregnancy can be filled with fear and anxiety. We are not women who will ever experience that radiance that is supposed to accompany pregnancy.

Three Miscarriages Later, I'm Still Living With Grief

Yummy Mummy Club | Posted 11.05.2012 | Canada Living
Yummy Mummy Club

I don't know where it came from, I don't know why, but from one moment to the next I was mourning my unborn babies. My heart felt the painful cramp of loss like it was freshly earned. I felt a wash of trauma sweep over me and I gasped to catch my breath. Great. Right here on vacation in Florida. In Target.