Pregnancy and infant loss is never easy. The passing often takes with it shattered hearts and dreams of a future far different than the reality. Having to go through this process while still being called on to serve others -- whether that role is bearing work responsibilities, as "mom" for other children, coping with deteriorating health of parents or in-laws, or simply juggling your relationship with your partner -- 'overwhelming' doesn't even come close.
The heartache of hearing one's baby is stillborn is unimaginable. Imagine finding out 12 hours later that not only was the baby was alive, but enclosed in a coffin in a refrigerated room.
Although sleeping on your left side might be the safer option, it may not be the most comfortable. Pregnancy.org moms-to-be share their sleep tips.
The most important question that I ask every patient during each prenatal visit is, do you feel your baby move? Fetal movement is always a beautiful thing and reassures you that your baby is alive.How often should you feel your baby move? What should you do if your baby moves less than normal?
My baby was stillborn 36 weeks into the pregnancy. It looks right now to be an antibody I have that produces blood clots. My doctor said I have to wait for 1 cycle and then I can start trying again. She has me set up for appointments with specialists.
I was just wondering if you knew of any people who have lost so late into the pregnancy and have had a successful pregnancy after that.
Thank you for your quick response.
His reaction to loss is quite different than my own. This does NOT mean that he cares less than I do, but instead indicates that his method in grieving is very distinctive of mine.
A still birth is a baby that is born after 20 weeks of pregnancy with no signs of life. Before 20 weeks, it's usually called a miscarriage.
Stillbirth is one of the most devastating of losses, affecting over 25,000 families each year. Stillbirth touches families of all races, religion and socio-economic status. For many parents stillbirth is a loss that hits unexpectedly.
On October 9, 1996, at 7:30 a.m., I gave birth to a 1 lb. 1 oz baby girl, Laura Ann Douglas. We spent the better part of an hour holding her before it was time to say goodbye. She was perfectly formed from head to toe. The cause of her death was cruelly obvious. There was a knot in her umbilical cord...
When child loss occurs, especially an early loss such as a miscarriage, stillbirth, or an ectopic pregnancy, a mother suffers a double blow. She not only has to work through the emotional grief of the loss, but she has to work through the physical grief.