Whether or not you are out of the closet to your family and friends regarding your fertility issues, holidays or special occasions including the upcoming "Mother's Day" celebration can be difficult to handle.
Grief and Loss
Two weeks after our long-awaited positive, we found it was an ectopic pregnancy. We were devastated. Now I want answers to why. Can I still get pregnant without treatment? Will it turn out to be normal? I feel hopeless and all alone. My family is more tuned in to my sister being pregnant and forgetting about my loss. I hope you can help! Read Debbie and Mara's reply.
My husband and I recently suffered a pregnancy loss at 19 weeks. I am looking for support groups in the area. I have been unsuccessful in locating someplace to assist in dealing with this. Also, when do you know you are ready to try again for a healthy baby?
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
How often do miscarriages occur? What causes a miscarriage? Will I ever be able to have a baby if I've suffered a miscarriage?
The stress and emotions of miscarriage and grief can take its toll. Check out these practical tips and advice.
How does a parent move beyond the guilt of losing a child? How can a parent shed the painful feelings of inadequacy? How does a parent ever find a way to let go of the guilt?
The 13th chromosome contains blueprints that direct a baby's development in the early weeks following conception. When a child has an extra 13th chromosome, as is the case in Trisomy 13, the genetic messages are confused and contradictory. Even the mildest forms of this syndrome can be devastating.
I have a friend who is giving up her baby for adoption. It will be an open adoption and she is comfortable with everything happening. I'll be spending a few days around her birth with her. I know that even though this is what she wants, there is going to be an empty spot.
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.
An ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy that grows outside of the normal location, namely the uterus. Often called a "tubal pregnancy," the majority (about 97%) of ectopic pregnancies occur in the fallopian tube.