Miscarriage

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
BabyPost

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.