We were lucky enough to get pregnant on our first try, like the first time around. However, we were not able to enjoy our good news for long. I suspected I was pregnant right away, but the home pregnancy test came back negative.
Each of my losses was unique and individual by circumstances, and each were grieved differently for those reasons. Here are my angels' stories:
Surviving a pregnancy loss can be very difficult. After a miscarriage you may experience a roller coaster of emotions, as well as physical symptoms, as your body recovers.
Pregnancy can be such an exciting time, but with the great number of miscarriages that occur, it is beneficial to be informed on miscarriage, in the unfortunate event that you find yourself or someone you know faced with one. The following is a quick overview of some of the inside facts on miscarriage.
Dear Ms Ultrasound,
Last week I had a D&C following a "missed miscarriage". I found out I was pregnant at 5-6 weeks, but because I had had several weeks of light bleeding and constant brownish discharge they sent me for an early ultrasound. It was dated 5+ weeks and showed 2 gestational sacs (no heartbeats) - both with good decidual reactions.
To fully understand my story, you have to travel through my pregnancy journeys. Each experience helped pave the way to the next.
In November, I was 12 weeks pregnant with my first child. Little did I know that just a few days later I would lose my baby. What is a curse or a blessing?
by Carol Ruth Blackman
Losing a child affects parents in many ways. Survival skills are needed to keep your marriage strong after losing your baby. We'll look first at the differences between husbands and wives, then discuss some of the dangers to be aware of and include suggestions for successfully surviving the natural differences between a husband's and wife's grief and the dangers which arise after loss.
Men, just because of the differences they have from women's thinking, want to be the fix-it persons. Women place burdens on men to grieve in the same way as they do, without even realizing that they are asking for unrealistic expectations to be met.
When child loss occurs, for some reason most of the sympathy expressed is pointed in the direction of the mother of the child. The reality is that fathers grieve the death of their child, too, and they need support during this difficult, lonely time.