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Capture Your Grief, Day 23 - Love Letter

An Open Letter to All Parents Who Chose To Terminate a Pregnancy For Medical Reasons:

Since losing Clara, I have often been lumped into support groups or bloggers whose focus is Pregnancy and Infant Loss. 608 kata lagi


A Person's A Person, No Matter How Small

Chances are high that you may have seen this image, taken by photographer Max Aguilera-Hellweg for LIFE magazine. That little hand belonged to Sarah Marie Switzer (a six-month-old fetus) during her 1999 operation to close a lesion on her spinal cord. 97 kata lagi


Capture Your Grief, Day 18 - Seasons + Symbols

Little Moon

Once, I held the moon inside me
In my womb, it grew
Not twinkling stars, nor blazing sun
It was the moon, I knew… 100 kata lagi


Capture Your Grief, Day 17 - Secondary Losses

In the United States, Spina Bifida affects approximately 1 in 1000 pregnancies. This incidence doesn’t sound as rare as one might think, but it is important to note that in many of these cases, the baby will have Spina Bifida Occulta, which is the least severe form of Spina Bifida, and generally causes no complications or symptoms. 963 kata lagi


Seriously healthy overnight oats!

When you live an active lifestyle, it can be hard to fit breakfast in around your training and your work. My daily power walk to Shine Towers often peaks my appetite, but it’s become far too easy to grab a pain au chocolat to get my sugar levels back up. 275 kata lagi


SB: So Beautiful, So Brave

My daugher’s 7th birthday is coming up soon, and I find myself reflecting on how much she’s grown and how much progress she’s made in her first few challenging years. 556 kata lagi

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Capture Your Grief, Day 7 - Memory

I almost opened this post by saying something about not really knowing Clara, since we had to say goodbye to her before she was born, until I realized that this isn’t true at all. 452 kata lagi