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Common Fears When You Are Pregnant Again

After experiencing pregnancy or infant loss, it is natural to face a wide range of emotions if and when you do become pregnant again. While there are many positive feelings that come with the news of expecting a new life, it is inevitable to grapple with some degree of worry, stress, and/or anxiety. The most […] —> continue reading

When You Both Lose

At our first fertility appointment in 2012, our doctors and nurses were so upbeat and positive with us, not that we had expected grim outlooks from them. But their reassurance that ours would be a quick and successful IVF cycle reinforced what we had already believed.There was no reason to think we'd have a problem. […] —> continue reading

Music That Saw Me Through Grief

“If music be the food of love, play on.” – William Shakespeare I love music. All kinds of music. I could be listening to hardcore "screamo rock" music one minute and then the next, be listening to a classical piano piece. My eclectic taste in music probably comes from my upbringing, from my dad’s own […] —> continue reading

What I Wish I had Known Prior to Losing Alexa

I never could have anticipated what awaited us in the ultrasound room that day. After three effortless conceptions and two textbook pregnancies, the only thing on my mind was, “Will this be our third daughter or our first son?” The rest of the appointment remains hazy, but I do recall the grim expression and somber […] —> continue reading