Together as a Family, Part I

April 2, 2013

This is the first post in a five-part series about loss, healing and motherhood. Our story comes from Shannon, a photographer and mother in Brisbane, AU. Shannon’s story sent shivers down my spine when I first read it. It also put tears in my eyes. With three miscarriages and one healthy, full-term pregnancy, it is […]

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I Am Strong {Story of Preterm Birth & Loss}

March 1, 2013

I am strong. I am strong because I moved at 5 months pregnant from Germany, back to the States, for my husband’s job. I am strong because after arriving to Colorado I was excited to finally have a home again and welcomed the sight of my air mattress on the floor. I am strong because […]

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Don’t Wait to Be the Parent You Want to Be, Do it Now

February 26, 2013

This started as a FB update and just took off, so I put it into a blog post. Going to share a raw moment with you. Last night I was looking for a picture and you know how that goes…you end up sitting for an hour or two looking through old pictures, even after you’ve […]

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Ianto’s life story {born still, but still born}

February 26, 2013

Thank you to Tenielle and Scott for allowing us to share Ianto’s life story and the precious memories you have of him.  TRIGGER WARNING: This is a story of loss and stillbirth, with pictures. In February 2010, my world collapsed around me as I found out my baby, nicknamed “Smudge”, had died inside me at […]

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Patiently Waiting in Labor & Using a Sling to Help Gravity {Birth After Loss}

January 10, 2013

I had the privilege of being at my best friend’s birth of her 5th child and the 2nd daughter she had hoped for. Her midwives were also my midwives and have become dear friends. It was amazing to be on the other side of labor with them as we supported my friend. Her midwives have […]

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From One Loss Mom to Another

December 28, 2012

By Liz Paparella Mama, You and I have never met, yet we share a bond stronger than most, the bond of grief. I delivered my perfect 8 pound baby girl three years ago. But, she did not cry. She never took a breath. She was supposed to breathe…. Maybe you are like me, or maybe […]

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Hyperemesis Gravidarum – {More than Morning Sickness}

December 21, 2012

With the recent news that the beloved Duchess Kate was hospitalized recently in relation to HG (Hyperemesis Gravidarum), I saw both an out pouring of love, and more often, ridicule. First – why on earth would we malign a soon-to-be mother for getting medical help? That in itself is mind boggling. Second – the absolute […]

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Special Moments Captured {Birth of a Rainbow Baby}

December 14, 2012

“I wanted to share some photographs from the last home birth I did with you and Birth Without Fear. This is the couple’s first live birth, they had a still birth just over a year and a half ago. This mommy went through 24 hours of labor, and then everything stopped for just over a […]

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After 14 Months of TTC {Trying To Conceive}…

December 11, 2012

“After 14 months of trying including one miscarriage, we have finally been blessed with our amazing little boy. Bretten Oliver Withey was born 10 days early (my water ruptured at 2am), on 12.5.12 at 2:41pm. He was  7lbs 12oz and 20.5 in long. His daddy arrived at the hospital after being out of state for […]

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