Sunday, September 13, 2009

Does pregnancy loss need to be talked about more?

Stock photo by jeinny
Does pregnancy loss need to be talked about more?My first pregnancy ended in miscarriage somewhere around the 12th week. I learned the news when I went in for an ultrasound.

Because of some health risks -- and the fact that my Mom had twins (stillborn at seven months) -- I was in line for a lot of ultrasounds. The first showed one baby, and everything fine.

Four weeks later, I went for another, telling my husband (who had a busy day at work that day) that he didn't need to come with me.

Read more:

Empty Arms: Coping After Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Infant DeathEmpty Arms: Coping After Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Infant Death
-- Revised and updated! This classic book is one of the first given to newly bereaved parents to offer guidance in decision-making after their baby's death and to assist caregivers as they support families. Empty Arms encourages families to meet their babies and say hello before rushing to say goodbye.
With compassion that comes from Sherokee and David's experience of having lived through the death of their son Brennan, the book offers guidance and practical suggestions for the decision-making at the time (including why and how one might see, hold, and memorialize one's baby) and over time (such as how to handle such times as anniversaries, holidays and the birth of other babies in the parents' close circle.)

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More "Pregnancy Over 40" blogs to visit:

Life Begins...
- Miscarriage stories of loss, hope & help
Pregnancy Stories by Age - Daily blog of hope & inspiration!
You Can Get Pregnant in Your 40's - Sharing articles, discussing options & suggestions
Stories of Pregnancy and Birth over 44 years old - sharing news stories I find online, for inspiration!

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