October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month! The purpose of this is to raise awareness of the prominence of pregnancy loss and infant death, and to offer support to bereaved families that have lost children during pregnancy or shortly after birth. In honor of this, I just wanted to share some information with you… Continue reading 7 Lies People Believe About Miscarriage (and Infertility)
Today, all over the country people are celebrating the women who gave them life. And rightfully so, I mean my mother is everything to me. She is the best listener and friend. Her strength is unmatched. My mom is quite literally the wisest and most beautiful woman I know. What's most important - she introduced… Continue reading A Quick Thought On Mother’s Day
My husband and I recently experienced our second *pregnancy loss. We've made 2 babies, but we have no children. And if we're being honest - even right now, typing that sentence and seeing it in black & white really just tripped me out. A little background: My first pregnancy ended over 2 years ago after… Continue reading The Emotional Impact of Pregnancy Loss
An ectopic pregnancy can happen to anyone. Knowing the signs to look out for could very well save your life.
It's exactly 8:04 am right now as I type this, on January 14, 2018. I'm in a hospital bed, my husband asleep in a recliner to my immediate left. As I take in my current surroundings it's hard to believe that just a short 24 hours ago we were at home, sitting up in bed… Continue reading My Ectopic Pregnancy Story
Last year, somewhere in between Thanksgiving and the first few days of December, my husband and I unexpectedly conceived our first child. I revealed the pregnancy to him by giving him two Christmas ornaments to hang on our tree with the big news written on them - he was super excited! That entire holiday season was spent… Continue reading Surviving The Holidays After Miscarriage
Okay, so can I be honest? Promise you won't judge me? When I first learned of my miscarriage, I was mad at God. It seemed that I was mad at everyone actually, but I felt particularly and especially angry with God. I felt like He had personally let me down. I blamed Him for things He… Continue reading Scriptures For Pregnancy Loss & Infertility
"My Little Angel Baby" is changing to "Rainstorms & Rainbows". The content will be the same, but I felt inspired to change the name of my blog for a couple reasons. First, I really do believe that one day God will give me and my husband a healthy child. "My Little Angel Baby" only focuses… Continue reading Rainstorms & Rainbows
Still honoring our babies this month for Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness month! Here is a blog from a mother who experienced a missed miscarriage, check it out!
A missed miscarriage
A missed miscarriage… as I write those words they ring out.
It’s so hard to write but I feel it’s important I put the words out there.
We learned that three days after I’d had the scan at Care my baby died. Just over 8 weeks.
So 4 weeks after the first scan and until the 12 week scan I was carrying something which was no longer living and we were blissfully unaware.
That’s pretty tough to write.
The smile on my husbands face, his happiness, the excitement we both felt. The idea that my husband would be a father and I a mum, the joking over baby names. The one name we found we liked. The planning over the baby’s room – how could I not think about this after the first scan. The talk with the midwife, the doctor, the future that was ahead which…
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Great blog post on things you can do to help a friend after a miscarriage! Check it out! #miscarriageawareness #pregnancyandinfantlossawarenessmonth
After suffering from a miscarriage I was made painfully aware of how ignorant the average Joe is to pregnancy loss. From brutally worded responses telling us to “just try again,” to being told that I “wasn’t that pregnant,” to having our loss completely ignored, an overwhelming amount of our friends and peers had less than positive responses to our miscarriage. It quickly came to our attention that people simply did not know what to say to or do for us in our time of need. While this shocked me, I believe it is the result of decade after decade of our society percieving pregnancy loss as a thing of shame. Something best kept hidden away and never spoken of again by the woman or her partner.
When preparing this particular post I did a bit of admittedly limited research. I reached out the women in my…
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