After the birth of my fifth baby I struggled to enjoy the process. I dreaded waking up in the morning to my children and looked forward to bedtime only to dread waking up again the next morning to start over. I didn’t feel like I was meeting anyone’s needs successfully, including my own. I didn’t […]
McKenna shared her experience last week of losing her 11 month old baby girl. Today we will hear her tips for surviving and healing through grief as well as tips for those of us loving and supporting someone through grief. Last week, we got to hear McKenna’s birth stories. The story of Claire’s birth, as
McKenna shares 2 beautiful birth stories. Claire was an unassisted birth which was lovely. Sadly she died in an accident at 11 months old. McKenna discovered she was pregnant a month after Claire died and after a pregnancy filled with grief, she had a healing birth of Eden, exactly a year after Claire’s death.
I ran across this poem in an old Ensign magazine and felt it appropriate to share for Pregnancy and Infant Awareness Loss Day. Although many generations stand between her and the women of today, the bond of having experienced loss bridges the gap. Sending our love to all those families who have experienced pregnancy and
Heather: When my husband and I first started trying for a baby we had some unexpected difficulties. My sister-in-law gave me the book, “Taking Charge of your Fertility” by Toni Weschler and right away I started charting my cycles, hoping we could help a baby come. After a few months of charting I was starting
The following are excerpts from my journal Saturday-Sunday – warning loss mentioned. Here are the previous posts to catch up: Surprise I got Pregnant Adjusting to the idea but worried too Definitely a Miscarriage Saturday – Finding comfort in our book still bleeding pretty steadily. Cramping has gone down. Spent the morning taking T2 to
Did you know that Dr. Ellis Shipp, one of Utah’s first female doctors (who trained many women to become nurses and midwives), wrote a hymn in the hymn book?
In my interview with Lani, the birth story she chose to share was a miscarriage that felt so spiritual. She didn’t expect that it could be spiritual, but it was. “Everything relating to preparing to have children, getting pregnant, giving birth have been a few of the ways I have had the most spiritual experiences
Guest post from Liz Johnson… When people ask me how many children I have, I don’t really know how to answer. The proper response is “four,” because that’s how many I tuck in at night – three beautiful boys and a darling baby girl. But in my heart, I want to answer “five.” And then I guiltily admit that I feel like I should want to answer “seven.” . . .