A chemical pregnancy may be invisible to onlookers, but the hopes associated with having a child require little to take root, and when they are cut down, it can feel devastating.
The most exact science provided by the world’s top fertility specialists can produce a viable baby less than half of the time. Yet the stories of women in that other half can end in joy, too.
Callie Micks’ intensely personal book, ‘The Baby Binder,’ confronts infertility head-on, addressing the heartbreak, the worry, and the tears, and asks why do we care so little about an issue that affects so many women?
Parents often don’t know which hospitals will provide them care during pregnancy complications until it’s too late. We need hospital transparency to protect babies and mothers.
Miscarriages are very common, but the frequency of the tragedy does not reduce the weight of death. Here is how you can be a support through your friends’ grief.
I kissed three faces. ‘We’ll be okay, but–’ Tears flooded my eyes again at the thought of not having a fourth face to kiss.
The children conceived in rape are no less human and no less innocent victims of the crime than their mothers.
By arguing that a baby in the womb is simply a trivial ‘clump of cells,’ the left tells mothers who have miscarried or delivered a stillborn child that their suffering does not matter.
Algorithms help women celebrate babies on the way, but when that baby is miscarried or stillborn, they seem to magnify the pain.
If you are family or a friend of angel parents who have lost a baby, do what you can to let them know that they are not alone. Show them they are surrounded by love.
Savita Halappanavar’s name was invoked to repeal Ireland’s life protections, and Emma Watson just did it again. But using her story this way is simply a misrepresentation of the facts.
Nebraska’s commemorative birth certificates for miscarried children respect the dignity of the unborn and validate parents’ grief.
Ed Sheeran is mad that pro-lifers are playing his song ‘Small Bump’ to encourage voters to vote against a referendum to repeal Ireland’s abortion ban.
Despite one of the laxest abortion laws in the world, on rare occasions women have been prosecuted and jailed in the U.K. for illegal abortions.
Instead of discarding babies’ remains, this hospital offers parents the choice of a group grave financially covered by the hospital or a private burial at the parents’ expense.
If organizers want to talk about reproductive rights, they need to address the widespread but completely neglected issue of pregnancy loss.
At our weakest, we had no social script to lean on and no ritual to follow, because the rules for pregnancy loss have been different than all other types of death.
Jill Filipovic faults pro-lifers for not publicizing the in-utero deaths Flint’s poisoned water caused so she can defend abortion—which literally causes millions of in-utero deaths.
The defensiveness at Serena Williams’s remark rather than rush to celebrate her body’s uniquely female creative work implies that women who don’t have children agree that they are missing something.
Jay and Bey are helping others on fertility journeys know they’re not alone. For those facing setbacks on the road to building a family, that in itself is meaningful.
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