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Miscarriage Hope Desk
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Get ahead of the urgency and fear.
Trust your inner voice or something bigger than yourself.
Pause to ask, “Does this feel right?”
Knowing you have time and options.
“Be your own advocate, find your answer & find your way forward…”
because there is more than one way through recurrent pregnancy loss.
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STORIES OF HOPE
April 4, 2017, should have been a great day. I should have gone to my doctor appointment, seen my sweet, now 14-week-old baby on the ultrasound, and found out their gender (or at least a pretty good guess). I should have then left my appointment and gone to the store to pick out an outfit for either a little girl or a little boy, wrapped it in cute baby-themed packaging, and waited for my husband to come home from work so he could unwrap it and find out whether we would be welcoming a little boy or a little girl into our family that October. Instead, I found out our baby no longer had a heartbeat.
A story of hope after multiple miscarriages including a twin miscarriage.
My husband and I dated for SIX years before we were married. We talked about everything under the sun, especially children: How many? When do you want to start? How do you want to raise them? Do you have a name list? But we never talked about this. Sure, we might have agreed about adoption if we couldn’t have kids, but that topic was quickly dismissed since we both came from extremely large and fertile families. Surely infertility won’t happen to us? Ha! And here we were. I was completely taken off guard.
My husband and I started trying to conceive on our honeymoon. I knew something wasn’t working properly in my body because I couldn’t seem to get a positive ovulation test and I had missed my period for three months. Between wedding activities, my grandfather dying of cancer, and working in a job that I hated, my body had been going through a lot.
“There is more than one way through this.
We are here to give you the time, options, resources and support to become your own advocate, get clear on your path forward, find your answer – and trust that it’s going to be okay.”
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Fertility and Ovulation Tracking Part II: Best Fertility Monitors, Devices, Wearables, Apps, and Tests
Trying to become pregnant again after a miscarriage can be difficult. However, there is hope (and a better chance for success) if you’re able to track your “fertile window.” This article, part 2, covers technologies that help you make sense of basal body temp and fertility tracking.
When it comes to pregnancy and prenatal care, what you put on your skin matters—the skincare industry is largely unregulated, so many of its products contain hormone and fertility disruptors. In this article, we’ll cover how chemicals in skincare and cosmetics can affect your pregnancy and miscarriage risk, and what you can do about it.