• I’m Justina, and I am 1 in 4

    So many thank-yous to Justina Oldehoff for sharing her most difficult story with pregnancy/infant loss and letting other women know they are not alone. . For years my husband and I were told it wasn’t likely I could get pregnant due to severe endometriosis. Shortly after our move across the country in August of 2018, we were surprised and thrilled to learn we were pregnant with our first son, Carter. The first trimester was filled with nerves because we knew about the chances of miscarriage. Aside from some nausea, it was a picturesque pregnancy. We thought we were “out of the woods” once the second trimester began.  On January 18th,…

  • I’m Kristin, and I am 1 in 4

    Thank you to Kristin Soult for sharing these beautiful words and giving encouragement to those in the midst of their own grief and loss struggle. . . I’ll never forget the day we buried our child, right here in the mountains, right here in the wild. Grief hits like a wave and sinks down to my bones, I continue to release all the moans and the groans. I cry, “Abba, Father! Why do I keep bleeding? This isn’t fair and you’re the One we’ll be needing! It feels like you’re far, why aren’t you here?” His voice like a whisper, “Come close, I am near… I’m the Lion of Judah…

  • 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…