Whether you have recently experienced your loss or it happened some time ago, it can help to know that you are not alone. When you are ready, sharing your experience can help yourself, as well as others, in the long healing process.
Below are some stories shared by parents and families who have experienced a loss. Please stay tuned, as we will be adding and collecting more stories as we continue the process of transitioning the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Network to Sunnybrook.
The Ongoing Journey written by Monica
My husband Nigel and I were together for 7 years before we were married, so the natural step after the big plunge was to have children. We enjoyed our married life for a while but realized that we were not getting pregnant. So we went to see a specialist and they explained that they could not see anything wrong with either one of us … we had unexplained infertility.
Christmas Twins written by Susy
My husband and I got married in 2006 and were blessed with a daughter the following year. I say blessed because I was told that I wouldn’t be able to hold a pregnancy due to my PCOS and surgeries done prior.
What is selfish? By Jessica
Is everything okay? Things move on. Life moves on. Everyone moves on. No one else should stop with his heart. I wouldn’t expect it. But my heart stopped. My life stopped with him. At least for the moment.
Surprises ~ Good and Bad written by Mandy
This was our second pregnancy and a bit of a surprise as we had not really been devoted to “trying” for another baby. We had a hard time conceiving with our first and a handful of complications with our first pregnancy (healthy 2 year old girl now!)
My Story written by Amanda
One of the things that first attracted me to my husband was that he knew he wanted to be a father, and had a very definite idea of how he wanted to parent. When we got married, we started trying right away. Then, month after month, nothing. We were referred to a fertility clinic after a year.
There IS life after loss written by Kristen
I found out I was pregnant with Callie on Christmas day 2009. I was very sick throughout my pregnancy with her. I could barely hold down any food for the first 4 months. I also had a scare when I was 7 weeks pregnant. Everything turned out fine and my little girl continued to grow.