Pregnancy

How to support a friend after a miscarriage / infant loss

The time after having my miscarriage was one of the loneliest times of my life. I was new to Canada and had very few friends to call my own. Luckily, I was blessed with a great church family, that took me in and helped me through it. Other than some of my husband’s friends who came to visit us, many didn’t want to talk about our loss, assuming that it would make me uncomfortable. They would give me an empathetic look, but wouldn’t ask me about what happened or how I felt. In their defense, they feared that their questions might make me relive the past or even worse, make me cry! I was an emotional wreck during the months following my miscarriage, and I certainly would have teared up in those encounters, but I would have felt better crying with someone rather than sitting alone and crying by myself. (more…)

Postpartum essentials

When I was pregnant with my son I was on the research mode all day and night. I was the Google Queen feeding every brain cell of mine with baby gear reviews. If that got tiring I read all about handling labour, taking care of my newborn, breast feeding and cloth diapering. Do you know the […]

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