• I’m Sydney, & I am 1 in 4

    A special thank you to Sydney Hatcher for sharing these beautiful words from her book: Still Fighting, Battles of a Bereaved Parent. . . The lies I told myself started with: “You have to be okay.” I allowed myself to go through the sadness as long as I promised myself to find the good. I would take the shortest route to giving glory and most days it was sufficient. Then come the days where I can’t limit my grief to a quick parking lot cry. The days where the memories are too horrendous to push back and everything just seems to come… …crashing… …down. I sat on the ground playing…

  • I’m Lauren, and I am 1 in 4.

    Thank you to Lauren Flake for sharing these words with SimplyWriteous regarding her own experience with pregnancy loss. [A version of this post was originally published on LaurenFlake.com in August 2015] . Lauren’s Story: It’s now been 10 years (and two daughters) since our miscarriage. My pregnancy loss was the first really difficult thing (besides my mom’s early onset Alzheimer’s diagnosis) that I experienced without her support. Yet, it made me feel closer to her because I knew she had walked that path. Not only did she have two miscarriages before her pregnancy with me, she also had a second trimester miscarriage, when I was in second grade that affected her…

  • I’m Hilary, and I’m 1 in 4

    My own journey started seven years ago, as I laid on the couch googling all the things. I sat in wait to learn if “low heart tones” had changed to “no heart tones” or if that tiny struggling heart was beating on and growing stronger by the minute. The heaviness on my own heart making it hard to take in breaths. Related Article: She Carries the Heart No Longer Beating Within Two days later, worst fears realized, I became one in four. One in four women who will lose an infant during pregnancy, delivery or after birth. And I found myself on that same couch. The heaviness on my heart…