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Light in the Darkness of Infertility: First Coast DIY Walk of Hope

Infertility is a grief that can be overwhelmingly painful and isolating. While all around you friends and family are celebrating with baby showers and bump announcements, the frustration and loneliness on the path to having a family can be heartbreaking. I know. I’ve been there. One in eight couples experience infertility, yet each journey is […]


Where is the Care in Miscarriage?

Maybe it’s too soon to be writing this. Maybe I am still hormonal. Maybe I am alone in my thinking. But, I can’t help but ask what happened to the care in miscarriage? If the statistic is true that one in five pregnancies ends in miscarriage, certainly the doctors-turned-messengers of quite possibly the worst news […]


Miscarriage is Not a Four Letter Word

Finally getting that positive pregnancy test result can be absolutely thrilling. Even while you’re still unwrapping the second stick to test again because this can’t be real, you’re thinking of the seven hundred Facebook friends who need to know, like, right now. You wonder exactly what your odds are for dropping your phone in the toilet if […]


My Family Journey: Coming Through Infertility

One Sunday three years ago I watched my husband carry pieces of my daughter’s crib to the end of our driveway for the trash crew. Months before, we had moved Mattie into a “big girl” bed. The crib had been recalled because it had a dropside, and there was no fix for it. The recall […]

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Miscarriage: My Own Story

There’s a club that many moms don’t like to talk about. It’s the miscarriage club. The sad and realistic statistic is that 25% of pregnancies end in miscarriage. You have either had one (or multiple) or you know someone who has. So why don’t we talk about it? It’s sad, depressing, and to be frank, our […]