& get clear about a way forward that works for you.
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“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.”
– ALLISON SCHAAF / FOUNDER
Miscarriage Hope Desk
THIS IS A SPACE TO
to be & breathe
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.
MISCARRIAGE HOPE DESK
you are not alone
STORIES OF HOPE
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.
Miscarriage Story of Hope: PCOS, MTHFR, Blood Clotting Disorder, Ectopic Pregnancy & Recurring Miscarriages
When I think back on our fertility journey, I’ve only recently been able to see the lessons in it. By identifying my weaknesses, it allowed me to grow personally. It added strength to our marriage by forcing communication and emotional reliance on each other. Embracing something positive from a negative has taken years and wasn’t an easy path.
“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.”
EXPERT EVIDENCE-BASED RESOURCES
Autoimmunity may contribute to many of the ~50% recurrent miscarriage cases where the cause is unknown. There could also be other types of immune abnormalities that may lead to a miscarriage. Read this article to learn about autoimmune conditions that may contribute to miscarriage, along with their management and treatment options.