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We Aren’t Supposed to Talk About This

A fellow blogger recently posted a meme: “Whatever you’re most scared to write about…write that.” I saw that and thought, wow, how appropriate: It reinforced I should proceed with what I had been thinking about writing about for such a long time, but delayed because the topic involves something unsettling, and something we aren’t really […]

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How a Nurse Helped Me Heal

“Amanda?”  I hear my name echo the small waiting room. My stomach dropped to my feet as I grabbed my one-year-old son’s plump, dimply hand. “You ready?”, I smile down at him.  It has only been two weeks I tell myself as we head back to the room where my blood will be drawn. I […]

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I had a miscarriage last week.

“I had a miscarriage last week.” That’s a sentence you don’t often hear spoken aloud. It’s not offered up around the water cooler or typed into the Facebook status update bar. We don’t put it in our out-of-office messages or announce it on our voicemail greetings. Rather, this sentence is whispered to close friends. It’s […]

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Remembering My Pregnancy: First Trimester Surprises!

In honor of October being pregnancy and infant loss awareness month, I have chosen to share this.  I found out through an ultrasound a short time after I originally wrote this that I had lost my child. But my pregnancy was real and exciting, and watching my belly grow was such a blessing. I celebrate […]

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Miscarriage Part 2: The Letter

I had a miscarriage on December 23, 2016 at 13 weeks pregnant. I found out when I went in for my ultrasound. For 45 minutes a technician probed around with a wand up my vagina, clicking away at this measurement…and that one…never giving way that anything was out of the ordinary. Looking back, I knew […]

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