How Our Early Pregnancy Silence May Be Hurting Us

How Our Early Pregnancy Silence May Be Hurting Us

Our culture is shockingly poor at making any space for the experience, or even the possibility, of loss and grief. It’s no wonder that we protect the secret of pregnancy (and ourselves) until we feel we’ll receive a warmer, safer reception. We may have heard these messages enough over the years through pervasive cultural norms and experiences that we are telling ourselves the same things, to make it easier. To make it less painful. But what if this cultural norm does not actually serve us well? What if it isolates us when what we really need is connection and silences us when we need a voice?

The Pain and Beauty of Pregnancy After Loss

The Pain and Beauty of Pregnancy After Loss

Right now I am pregnant. 29 weeks and 2 days (but who’s counting). I’ve been avoiding sharing this news because I dread receiving the kindest, most normal response to a thirty something woman who is expecting: “That is SO exciting! Congratulations!...
Why I Want to Talk About My Pregnancy Loss

Why I Want to Talk About My Pregnancy Loss

Pregnancy loss is a broad term that encompasses the loss of life of any embryo, fetus, or unborn baby. The most common type of pregnancy loss is miscarriage, affecting up to 50% of all pregnancies. Put another way, every other woman you know who has been pregnant has likely experienced some form of pregnancy loss.