Pregnancy Loss

There are few things in life as difficult and soul-crushing as losing a pregnancy. Nothing can prepare you for being told that your baby...

Brighid Flynn •Jan 9, 2023

Pregnancy Loss

Grief is a subjective experience and journey. For some, comfort is found in books like Elisabeth Kubler Ross’ “On Death and Dying” which outlines...

Vivian Nunez •Nov 1, 2022

Up until last year, I considered myself one of the lucky ones. Despite going through several failed IUIs and a round of IVF to...

Kristyn Hodgdon •Oct 19, 2022

The aftermath of miscarriage is a part of the recovery that is often overlooked. Women are told to expect a heavy period and to...

Arden Cartrette •Sep 5, 2022

“Loss is a unique experience.”  We hear this said often when comforting those who have lost a loved one they knew and grew to love, but the silence weighs a little heavier when the loss stems from a miscarriage or stillbirth.  Oftentimes the reasons grief isn’t addressed are rooted in cultural, religious, or societal norms. In Latinx culture, for instance, the old saying, “calladita te ves más bonita” (you look more beautiful when you’re quiet) or the expectation that feelings are kept behind closed doors, can isolate those who need support the most. Miscarriage in Different...

Vivian Nunez •Aug 31, 2022

When Roe vs. Wade was overturned, we got a firsthand look at how rampant misinformation surrounding abortion is, how nuanced an issue some view as black or white truly is, and how dangerous misinformed thinking can be when it comes to abortion. Right now, dismantling these bits of disinformation is more important than ever, and efforts are underway. Experts are working to combat the issue both in clinical settings and on social media. Companies like Youtube have announced that all content that provides instructions for unsafe abortions and promotes misinformation regarding abortion safety will be removed...

Zara Hanawalt •Aug 23, 2022

There are many instances in life when we are left speechless. Some of those moments are rooted in immense joy and others in unexplainable grief. National Rainbow Baby Day on August 22nd is a yearly reminder of both extreme feelings.  According to the American Pregnancy Association, a rainbow baby is a colloquially used term to describe a healthy baby who is born after a family has experienced a stillbirth, miscarriage, or infant loss.  “Rainbow babies are considered ‘miracle’ babies due to the powerful impact they can have on helping parents heal after a loss,” explains the...

Vivian Nunez •Aug 22, 2022

Big feelings abound whenever the “maybe, next month” turns into conversations with doctors and an official diagnosis you maybe weren’t expecting. While any person or couple navigating infertility is far from alone — Resolve, the National Infertility Association, shares that 1 in 8 couples struggle with getting pregnant or bringing a pregnancy to full term —  it’s true that each person’s journey with infertility is unique.  The mental health strain of navigating infertility, for instance, can present differently from couple to couple or even within the same relationship.   According to the MGH Center for Women’s Mental...

Vivian Nunez •Aug 8, 2022

When people talk about chemical pregnancies, they often mention that these pregnancy losses occur so early, that many women don’t even know they’re pregnant — and will have no idea that they’ve lost a pregnancy. But for infertility patients, that line of thinking doesn’t quite apply. Thanks to diligent cycle tracking, early testing, and frequent visits to your reproductive endocrinologist, fertility patients are more likely to know if they’ve suffered a chemical pregnancy. And finding out you’re pregnant only to learn that your pregnancy won’t last, is particularly devastating for those who had difficulty conceiving in...

Zara Hanawalt •Jul 19, 2022

For many, the right to an abortion is believed to be a black and white issue: you either support it, or you don’t. But for the millions of people globally who are faced with infertility, pregnancy loss, or the heartbreaking decision to terminate a pregnancy for medical reasons, there are many shades of gray when it comes to the topic of abortion. Even if there isn’t a medical necessity, the right to an abortion is a complex issue with lots of nuances.  On June 24, 2022, the United States Supreme Court officially ruled to overturn Roe...

Kristyn Hodgdon •Jun 24, 2022
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