My Interrupted Pregnancies

Posted on Posted in D&E, Hydrocephalus, Induction/L&D, Multiple Losses, Other Diagnoses, Stories, Ventriculomegaly

 By Julie In my gut, I knew something wasn’t right with my second pregnancy. The pregnancy test had a faint line and I didn’t have the severe morning sickness that I had previously. At 6 weeks, 2 days gestation I had an ultrasound and saw the heartbeat, but they wanted to see me two weeks later. When I returned, there was no heartbeat, and the baby measured only 6 weeks, 3 days—I had miscarried. Many of my friends and family had been through a miscarriage, and while it was emotionally hard, I figured that it was somewhat par for the course. Once my cycle came back, we decided to try […]

Our Babies In Heaven: This I Believe Essay #63009

Posted on Posted in Articles, Multiple Losses, Religious Perspectives, Trisomy 18 (Edward's syndrome), Trisomy 21 (Down syndrome)

By Anne Entered on April 10, 2009 Themes: birth, faith & religion, values & spirituality I believe that it is the hardest thing I have ever done, to say goodbye to my babies because they had sad prenatal diagnoses. I believe it is harder than being my mother’s support person when she was hospice dying from lung cancer. I believe it is harder than all the children I helped take off life support, when I was in training to become a pediatrician. I believe it is one of the hardest things any woman can know, to grieve for her baby and empty womb, to endure […]