Share Your Story

You, your child, and your story are important to us. No matter how big or how small you think your story of loss is, there are other people right now going through something similar that need to hear from you. We are all on this journey that none of chose to be on and it helps to know we aren’t alone.

The following is a list of questions to help guide you as you write your story. Do not feel bound to answer them all or in order.  Try and keep your submission between 500-1000 words. Pictures are welcome, but if you don’t have one don’t worry we can help.

  • When and how did you find out you were pregnant?

  • How did you feel when you were pregnant? Happy? Sad? Excited? Terrified? Nauseous? Something else entirely?

  • What type of loss did you experience?

  • How did you feel finding out about the loss or impending loss of your child? This
    includes: Mentally, Emotionally, and/or Physically

  • What complicated things? Relationships, your health, previous losses, etc.

  • Where did you find solace?

  • How is your life different now that you have been through the loss of a pregnancy, infant, and/or a child in the womb?

  • What do you wish people would stop saying or asking you?

  • What would you tell a mother, a father, or a family that is going through what you are right now?

  • What do you wish someone had told you?

  • What was the best or kindest thing someone in your life did for you in the days, weeks, or years after your loss to help you or show you they care about you and/or your child?

  • Where is the hope?

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