I am a Statistic: Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

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Today is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.

The statistics are pretty high with 1 out of 4 woman (and their partners) experiencing this.

I am grouped into this number, three times.

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I had three miscarriages between Gavin and Blake and it was one of the most difficult things that I was ever faced with.

I was just reflecting on this ten days ago, October 5th to be exact, as that marked the day of my first D&C. It has been six years since that day and I can still pinpoint the gut wrenching, emotional pain that took over my body and mind for months.

The next two pregnancies were an exciting, uplifting time, as we were given hope to be parents again. It soon followed with anger, fear, and sorrow as the pregnancies came to an end.

There were no answers on why it was occurring, it just was. We had to accept it and continue to stay optimistic.

I did have a rainbow baby after my third consecutive miscarriage. Blake brought hope, love and completeness to our family and sealed my broken heart.

So for those of you that have been in similar shoes, my heart goes out to you. Sending big hugs filled with empathy and love.

Related Articles:

Butterflies, Hope and My Rainbow Baby

Miscarriage is Common but Still Incredibly Solitary 

4 responses to “I am a Statistic: Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

  1. I recently had a miscarriage. You are right about having to try and stay optimistic about ‘next time’ but it leaves it’s mark doesn’t it? Makes you a little bit more desperate for the next bub to
    Come along which means that little bit
    Of extra pressure you put on yourself. Thanks for this post it is nice to know I am not alone

    • I am so sorry that you have experienced this as well. You are not alone! Lots of woman have gone through this, someone talk about it and others don’t.
      It really is a whirl of emotions. It is something that is almost undescribable and can feel so isolating. It is your body, so there are the common feelings of guilt. I have to say that each one I was faced with had and an individual emotional punch that I didn’t expect (even though I had already experienced it). Sounds weird, but it is true.
      Hang in there, you aren’t gong through it alone.
      Big hugs to you. 🙂

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