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Friday Five: What Not to Say When Someone Suffers a Pregnancy or Infant Loss

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Family Ties / Friday Five / General Musings / Heart Aches

Today, October 15, is recognized as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. On this day, we remember those who have lost children through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, SIDS, or newborn death. I have been pregnant five times. I have given birth twice. The other three pregnancies, including my first two, ended in unexplained miscarriage. Many people keep their losses to themselves, for a wide variety of reasons. This may especially be true for the partners, […]

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General Musings / Heart Aches / Wrestling with Angels

My friend is dying. It’s shitty, and ridiculous, and completely unfair. She’s my age, with two young children and a husband who adores her and brothers and parents and a community who loves her…and she’s dying. I read her periodic journal posts about how’s she’s dealing with her diagnosis and her grief at leaving her wonderful life much sooner than she ever anticipated or would want. Then I read the comments and tributes and consider […]