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Parents of lost babies and potential of all kinds: come here to share the technicolour, the vividness, the despair, the heart-broken-open, the compassion we learn for others, having been through this mess — and see it reflected back at you, acknowledged and understood.

Thanks to photographer Xin Li and to artist Stephanie Sicore for their respective illustrations and photos.

ttc | pregnancy | birth after loss > Compassionate advice

The answer in this advice column to a Mom whose had a stillbirth and a miscarriage was perfect: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/on-parenting/pregnancy-loss-miscarriage-how-can-i-ever-turn-off-my-fear/2018/06/05/751fc3da-637a-11e8-a768-ed043e33f1dc_story.html
June 8, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterAB
“Now you have seen the other side. Your eyes are open. Now you see your life fully. Your priorities have shifted and nothing will be the same. There is no way through but forward.”

Thank you for sharing this. As you say, a perfect response (and a question, word for word, I could have written myself)
June 9, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterAnon
I just read this and must agree, it is poignant and insightful. I have been forever changed since the death of my little one. Nothing feels secure and I find myself living in constant fear. After two years, I have finally reached out to a therapist who specializing in all stages of infant loss. It took two years to admit I am no longer the Same since the day my life shattered and need a professional to help me cope.

Thank you for posting this.
June 27, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterEmily A