The first trimester of pregnancy, 0-12 weeks, is often a more emotionally charged time in pregnancy, with highs, lows, and everything in between. The most common, prevalent worry a person has during this time is: "Is everything ok with my pregnancy/baby?" Being so early in pregnancy, there isn't the
When a child dies, fathers grieve. Culturally, men grieve in different ways, often because of how they are taught -- or not taught -- to show grief and sadness. Because of the perceived need to "stay strong" and hide emotions, it's imperative that dads actively seek ways to process and deal with
The loss of a child has profound and long-lasting effects on a parent and within the family. Whether a parent experiences loss through miscarriage at anytime during pregnancy, stillbirth, infant death, or older child death, the impacts, grief, and difficulties people experience are similar in intens
October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, along with SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) awareness, and Pregnancy After a Loss Awareness. Losing a child -- no matter what the cause -- is devastating. Families whose babies are stillborn, who miscarry, or who lose an infant face unique cha
October 15 is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. Families who experience the loss of a child need special resources and support. Following is a list of resources for parents who are expecting or have experienced a loss.