The month of October has been designated as National Pregnancy Loss & Infant Loss Awareness Month.I had a miscarriage soon after my first child was born. My loss was accompanied with some guilt, too – finding out I was pregnant while caring for a newborn left me horrified. But, I quickly adjusted to the thought of my “Irish Twins” and was devastated when I miscarried. Then came the guilt. How could I have initially greeted this pregnancy with such little enthusiasm? Guilt and being a mama: A match made in hell.
Almost 20 years has passed since that time but there are two occasions when I am still reminded about it:
When I see my friend who had a similar due date. Her little girl is all grown up. I should have someone excitedly entering the next chapter of life.When filling out medical paperwork. In subsequent pregnancies and on certain medical forms, you are required to record how many live births you have had, and also how many pregnancies. My numbers don’t match. I get…
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