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Metro News ran six stories about miscarriage ahead of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, which aims to destigmatize miscarriage. These are the stories

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My story of miscarriage and moving on

I was having coffee with friends when we got on the subject of pregnancy, and someone jokingly elbowed me, pointing out that I’ve managed to survive pregnancy twice. “Four times, actually,” I wanted to say, thinking back to 2014 when I was pregnant three times. Read more


 

Women share their stories

This is a story about profound shame and loneliness. It’s about a secret club that will be joined by one in three Canadian women at least once in their lives. It’s about miscarriage and infant loss, something that’s only talked about in whispers. The women in this story are tired of whispering. They are proud mothers of babies they will never know, babies many of their loved ones never even knew existed. Read more


 

The cold, clinical side of pregnancy loss

“You are no longer pregnant.” Those are the first words Madelaine remembers hearing from the health practitioner who had just removed the fetus from her uterus. A statement so de facto, it can only be referred to as cold. Like a dentist giving you a filling and announcing, “There, you no longer have a cavity.” Read more


 

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David Alexander and his wife weren’t exactly trying for a baby when she became pregnant with number two. Their shock turned to joy as they began to adjust their plans for life with two kids. But when his wife started to bleed, that dream was dashed. Alexander’s wife came home from the emergency room appearing stoic and collected. That first day, it was Alexander who broke down. Read more


A common language

There’s a particular group of women particularly underserved by the scant outpatient support services available after the death of an infant: Those who speak English as a second language. And with more people than ever reaching out to PAIL for support, the largely volunteer-run organization is struggling to meet the needs of those families. Read more


screen-shot-2016-10-18-at-3-19-17-pmMiscarriage care packages

Anyone who knows someone that’s lost a baby knows how hard it is to find the right way to support them. You want to help ease their suffering without feeling intrusive, and that’s a fine line to tread. That’s where Lindsay Forsey comes in. Forsey is a trained doula, mother, and the Hamilton-based founder of Tenth Moon Mothercare, which curates and sells postnatal care packages. Read more

 

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