Permanent Grief and Sadness

Permanent Grief and Sadness

by Heather Kimble

9fbbc-867275_95262327Once a person goes through all 5 stages of grief, that doesn’t mean these stages will not appear again in the future. Sometimes certain stages will take longer to work through. There’s no time limit. It’s important to go through each stage and not try to avoid them, no a matter how painful or uncomfortable they may be. I believe that grief and this sadness will never go away.

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Asking for Help- Victoria’s Story

Asking for Help – Victoria’s Story

by Victoria Salerno

e2ebb-photoThere have been a lot of serious conversations taking place in my household over the last two weeks. In my last post, I discussed how Jason and I are discussing the possibilities we may be facing

1. Getting pregnant on our own

2. Getting pregnant through the use of fertility medications

3. Getting pregnant through IUI or IVF

If these options fail or we reach a point where we have decided it’s enough, then we have to consider:

1. Going through genetic testing to determine if there is a genetic issue

2. Getting pregnant with the help of an egg donor (friend or unknown)

3. Surrogacy- private or through a friend

4. Adoption- private or through foster care

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When Your Grief is Minimized

When Your Grief is Minimized

by Heather Kimble

c8311-1310942_77536188I pray this doesn’t happen to you, but the sad truth is it probably will at some point or another.

I don’t mean strangers or acquaintances minimizing your grief. I’m talking about those closest to you. Those who seemed to try to understand, who sympathized, who were sensitive, who gave their support, who were affected by the loss of your baby in a very personal way. Those are the people I am talking about.

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When Enough is Too Much – Victoria’s Story

When Enough is Too Much – Victoria’s Story

by Victoria Salerno

f4f90-imageThere is so much that happens in your life after a loss, things you never even *think* about. I promised Heather and all of you when I joined that I would be 100% honest and share everything, good and bad, easy and difficult.

The last two days have been d.i.f.f.i.c.u.l.t. Both days ended in tears and little sleep after hard conversations with my husband. If you had asked me five years ago if I would ever have to discuss the possibility of us not having our own children, I probably would have looked at you as though you had five heads.

Not have our own children?…..

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