You Are Welcome Here

Miscarriage, Infertility, stillbirth, infant loss…these things do not discriminate. They don’t care who you are, where you come from, how much money you make, where you live, what color your skin is, which religion you follow. None of it. They will come knocking at anybody’s door. 

October is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, and one way we want to honor that is by reminding us all that anybody can be affected by loss. If you know me at all, or have talked to me about Yet We Thrive, I’m like a broken record when I say this. Miscarriage, still birth, infant loss, infertility do not discriminate. If there’s anything I’ve learned on this journey, it’s that. They do not discriminate. 

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My Grief is Not My Own

I can’t say that I remember it well. I was sick, and drugged, and most of my memories during those few weeks feel more like a dream than reality. But I do remember laying in that hospital bed, listening to my mom talk. She was saying how grateful she was that we had made it to the hospital. How she had cried to my dad every night wondering if I would survive.

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Open To Grief

Have you ever had someone who shared a similar fertility experience invite you to coffee or out to lunch? I have. A couple older ladies especially. Inevitably, what I thought was going to be me sharing my woes and finding sympathy, they end up sharing their pain with me. At first I would leave feeling more lonely and depleted but after a while, I began to feel honored that they felt safe with me.

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