In an ongoing effort to include more resources about pregnancy and infant loss here on the blog, this 7 Quick Takes post is a round-up of articles to ponder and websites to explore on that very subject.
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From perhaps an unlikely source, here’s a post by Katherine Hobson over at NPR — People Have Misconceptions About Miscarriage, And That Can Hurt
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A husband’s perspective on processing grief without a ritual ceremony — After Miscarriage, Missing The Luxury Of Grieving by Ken Harbaugh, a former Navy pilot and NPR commentator.
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Project Heal is a beautiful and interesting project from an Australian artist who experienced the stillbirth of her son.
“When your world is turned upside down by the death of your precious child, it really does feel like your world has ended. Finding joy or even thinking about having a beautiful life again seems impossible. You need to sit with grief. You need to go through the darkness, but you do not have to stay there forever. Healing is real and waiting for anyone who desires it. It comes in many different shapes and forms. The trick is to find what heals you. Take your time.” ~ from CarlyMarie’s Project Heal website.
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15 women share about their experiences with miscarriage by Erica Schwiegershausen for New York Magazine.
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Women need more options when dealing with the emotional — and financial — cost of a lost pregnancy, states Jessica Grose for Slate — The Cost of a Miscarriage.
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Here’s one woman’s story and accompanying audio interview about her miscarriage: The Truth About Miscarriage: Being In ‘Gestational Limbo’ for NPR’s “Behind Closed Doors.”
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And finally, from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops — For Your Marriage: Miscarriage.
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