Loss

The Birth of Sicily Rose {Postpartum Hemorrhage, Vanishing Twin Syndrome}

November 18, 2014

Had it not been for your blog and all the  amazing women behind the stories you share, I might not of had the courage to go through what I endured. But, looking back now, I made and I’m a stronger mother and women for it. This past February, we welcomed our second daughter, Sicily Rose […]

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I Am Strong – Cesarean Birth After Neonatal Loss

October 20, 2014

*trigger warning* I am strong because in April of 2012, I gave birth to a precious baby girl named Evelyn, prematurely at 24 weeks due to incompetent cervix, premature labor, and infection. I am strong because I endured a frightening classical c-section 4 hours after entering the hospital with a smile on my face, knowing […]

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Completing Our Family Part II {A Story of Loss and Hope}

September 27, 2014

Today, we continue a story shared with us by Vanessa from Michigan. Despite many challenges and deep loss, she knew she wanted to carry more children. This is the story of her journey to complete her family. Read Part I Read Part III “We found out just shy of 16 weeks that we were expecting […]

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Completing Our Family, Part I {A Story of Loss and Hope}

September 27, 2014

Vanessa from Michigan wrote us the incredible story of her journey to complete her family. Her story is a story of loss and grief, but also hope and persistence. It’s about illness and premature birth, but also survival – and most importantly, about the strength of a loving family. We will share this story in […]

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Healing Home Waterbirth After Traumatic Cesarean and Miscarriage

April 28, 2014

“This is the story of my Home VBAC Water Birth after a traumatic cesarean birth and a miscarriage. My story really begins with the birth of my first son. It is fairly lengthy, so I didn’t want to repeat the whole thing here. Some of what I will share will make more sense if you do […]

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Maternal Death and the United States {Birth Without Fear}

February 20, 2014

Maternal Death – the death of a woman while pregnant or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy, irrespective of the duration and site of the pregnancy, from any cause related to or aggravated by the pregnancy or its management but not from accidental or incidental causes. (WHO) This is a subject no one really […]

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I Am Strong {Kylee}

January 8, 2014

Trigger warning: contains loss I am strong because when I was 19 I had my daughter Madison Lee. Madison was delivered all natural on Dec 3, 2005 and screamed from the time she took her first breath until she was all tuckered out 4 hr later. I am strong because my second daughter Marrell Louis was […]

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A Midwife-Assisted Cesarean for Breech Rainbow Twins Complete with Skin to Skin

September 6, 2013

After a year of trying to conceive without success I saw a doctor and was diagnosed with PCOS. A year later I conceived with our first round of fertility injections and IUI. We were beyond excited…we ordered a crib the same day I got the call about my blood test! Sadly, I miscarried at 6 […]

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Baby Born Outside the Hospital ER Door {Rainbow Baby}

July 11, 2013

My birth story. Hi Girls….the dust has settled, I’m out of the newborn fog and am so excited to share my birth story with you all. Miss Elliette Mae dramatically entered the world at 10:37PM on 1/3/13. She weighed 8pounds, 8.5 ounces and was 20 inches long. The morning of the 3rd I woke up […]

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Homebirth of a Rainbow Baby

June 13, 2013

“My hope is that in sharing Jeremiah’s story, it will give someone hope or possibly inspire them to try whatever it is they want again. I hope that by sharing our struggle and joy, someone is inspired or given a little strength to try again.” – Ashley (previous Rainbow Baby story here: Letting Go of […]

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