Tuesday, October 15, 2013

National Pregnancy & Infant Loss Day

Today, is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Day, a day to remember the babies that we conceived, but never held. One in four women have miscarriages, that is a lot, but still when you are going through it, it seems like you are all alone. Although most women who miscarry do so before they even know they are pregnant, not all do. Some make it a bit into the pregnancy, some make it far, some lose their baby during delivery, some lose their babies early in their lives. Yes, some situations clearly harder than others, all of them are heart breaking to say the least.

As most of my readers know, Allan and I worked very hard to become pregnant. It wasn't easy or cheap. We had to do IVF with ICSI and it was a journey. Our 2nd round of IVF ended in a miscarriage and although it was very early on, only 6 weeks pregnant, we lost our baby. We lost the baby before we even knew what it was or got to meet them. It broke our hearts! We still think about that baby. 

My heart goes out to all the women and men out there who lose a baby during pregnancy, birth or early in their lives. Children are such beautiful, precious gifts and I feel so blessed each and every day to have 2 healthy, happy kids.

“When a child loses his parent, they are called an orphan. When a spouse loses her or his partner, they are called a widow or widower. When parents lose their child, there isn’t a word to describe them. This month recognizes the loss so many parents experience across the United States and around the world. It is also meant to inform and provide resources for parents who have lost children due to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, molar pregnancy, stillbirths, birth defects, SIDS, and other causes.” -Ronald Reagan.


  1. Found your blog on the link-up! So sorry for your loss! I lost a baby at 6 weeks too and it was a tough few months, but I am so thankful for the little blessing that we now have. Your family is precious!

    1. thanks girl, you too! It is tough, but you are right, we wouldn't have the blessing we have now without going through it. xoxo