Erica

Poppyseed January 2012

San Diego, CA

 

On December 10, 2011 we got some wonderful news we had two mature eggs. After 4 years of marriage and 2 years of infertility treatments this was only the second time any eggs were seen on our ultrasounds. We were instructed to go home and start trying and take a home test in two weeks. My husband was trying to expect the worst but I was pretty optimistic I kept telling him I knew it would work this time. My family was so excited that I tested right away on Christmas Eve and was very disappointed when the test returned negative. [Read more…]

http://facesofloss.com/2012/01/4549.html

Augie

Mom to Dominic McDylan, Feb 2, 2007 (EDD: Oct 10, 2007)
Gwendolyn Elizabeth, Jan 30, 2008 (EDD: July 8, 2008)
Aiden Alexander, Nov 10, 2008 (EDD: July 20, 2009)
Jillian Evelyn, Jan 19, 2010 (EDD: Sept 28, 2010)
Katherine Anne and Samuel Kenneth, Dec 31, 2011 (EDD: Aug 19, 2012)

Winchester, VA

Our journey started unexpectedly in January 2007 when we conceived our first son. We hadn’t been trying and in fact had just started birth control. We lost our little boy before we even knew of his existence. For the longest time, I didn’t even tell Chris (or anyone else for that matter). I just dealt with it on my own and reminded myself that we were nowhere near ready to have a child together. [Read more…]

http://facesofloss.com/2012/01/4474.html

Marilou

Early miscarriage, August 2006

Ectopic pregnancy, November  2011

Corona, California

I am a mother, but my two babies are in Heaven with Jesus. I am the face of ectopic pregnancy loss and early miscarriage.

My husband and I eloped to Las Vegas in July of 2006 after only dating for one month. In August, we found out that I was pregnant. That was a shocker. We weren’t ready, I wasn’t done with nursing school, we both didn’t have jobs to support a baby (much less ourselves) and quite frankly, we weren’t done growing up. But after the initial shock, we were excited…excited to welcome this baby into the world with loving arms…excited to embark on this unpredictable new journey. That excitement was short lived when I began bleeding while I was at work one day. We went to the doctor the same day and they told me that I was miscarrying. How can you describe the pain of losing a baby? My sorrow was brief because everyone around me seemed to get over it just fine, so I felt like I needed to as well. [Read more…]

http://facesofloss.com/2012/01/4466.html

Erika

Ectopic pregnancy

July 29, 2011

Stafford, Virginia

My husband and I hadn’t planned on having a baby for a few years, since were both still young and starting out our marriage. On July 21st, I went to my physician to get my hypothyroidism checked out like I do every 6 weeks, and while I was there I had asked the physician randomly about how my thyroid disease would affect my fertility. She had said, “You will have a hard time getting pregnant, if it even happens at all.” After this I had just given up hope of ever having a child, even though it’s all I had ever wanted. [Read more…]

http://facesofloss.com/2012/01/4401.html

Jodi

Mom to a little one 

Lost to ectopic pregnancy October 2008

Akron, Ohio

At nineteen years old I was diagnosed with PCOS. I was told many different things from many different doctors, ranging from, “You will never be able to have children,” to “The only way I tell someone they will never have children is if they do not have a uterus.” December 25, 2007, at the age of 33, I found out I was pregnant (exactly 17 weeks 4 days…yes I missed my entire first trimester!). I had defied the odds that were against me…this was a miracle!! At this point I was single, finishing grad school and a full time teacher. May 29, 2008, Jacob came into this world and today he is a healthy, happy, intelligent light in my world!! 

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http://facesofloss.com/2012/01/4367.html

Melissa

Mom to “Little One,”  lost at 6 weeks

Wesley Major, born at 25 weeks and 4 days on
January 5, 2011 and lost January 7, 2011

“Baby Angel” lost at 9 weeks

My husband and I went to our infertility specialist after 4 years of marriage and struggling to become parents. I was diagnosed with PCOS. We decided on an IUI and were pleasantly surprised to find out we were pregnant on the first try! We were over the moon and I was very cautious. When we went in for our first ultrasound we saw there was no heartbeat, and I naturally miscarried a week later. It was devastating. [Read more…]

http://facesofloss.com/2011/12/4263.html

Jane

Mom to Madeleine Grace

September 29th, 2011

Liverpool, England

The ectopic pregnancy was the worst thing that has ever happened to me, but I am trying to take something positive from the experience. Every day it is a struggle. I get out of the shower and run my hands over my stomach, remembering how it felt to know that my little one was there.

[Read more…]

http://facesofloss.com/2011/11/3841.html

Lesley Vance

First Ectopic Pregnancy Loss – May 2005

Second Ectopic Pregnancy Loss – September 2007

Third Pregnancy Loss due to Miscarriage – March 2008

San Diego, California

Grieving My Pregnancy Loss
How I found ways to move through the grief process

By Lesley Vance
www.LesleyVance.com/blog

Like most hopeful mothers-to-be I was optimistic about my pregnancy. I was thrilled to be pregnant and felt great. No morning sickness nonsense for me. My days were spent nesting, considering baby names and thinking about nursery colors. I took prenatal vitamins, napped and drank lots of water on a routine basis. During week eight my first ultrasound showed my baby’s heartbeat. It was a magical moment. [Read more…]

http://facesofloss.com/2011/10/3296.html

Hannah

Mom to Baby Roberts

Ectopic Pregnancy February 22nd, 2010

and Ethan James

Stillborn August 30th, 2011

Cottage Grove, Oregon

My husband, Jon, and I were married in October 2007. Eight months into our marriage, we decided to start trying for a family. I got off bc pills and hoped and prayed that my cycles would start soon and we would get a positive pregnancy test. But nothing happened. In February of 2009 I went to see my doctor for testing and found out I had a mild case of PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). I went through three months of Clomid but never saw that positive pregnancy test. The stress of fertility treatments was taking its toll so we decided to not pursue any further testing or treatments. We were taking a break from trying to get pregnant. [Read more…]

http://facesofloss.com/2011/10/3243.html

Hollie

Mom to an Angel

Miscarried through Ectopic Pregnancy on July 8th, 2011

Aurora, Colorado

I would be 15 weeks pregnant today.  I’m not sure how I feel about this.  I keep looking at my belly expecting to feel flutters, but I know that this will not happen. [Read more…]

http://facesofloss.com/2011/09/2986.html

Wendy

Mom to 9 angels

January 2001

March 2004-set of triplets

November 2004

March 2005

November 2008

March 2009

July 2011- Dallas James

Des Moines, Iowa

 

In 1998, at the ripe old age of 16 I found that I was pregnant.  Terrified and unsure of what the future held, I hung on to my pregnancy and was determined to be the best mother possible to that little child that I was carrying.  My mother asked me if I wanted an abortion, I refused.  Hindsight is always 20/20 and I thank God that my mother was not more persistent.  Had she forced me into an abortion, I would have never been able to experience the joy that my son has been able to offer me.  That pregnancy went perfectly.  No complications at all.  I did gain a ton of weight, but I suppose that is natural given the large amount of food I was consuming. [Read more…]

http://facesofloss.com/2011/08/2792.html

Jennifer

Mom to Baby O # 1, 1997
Baby O # 2, 2002
Baby O # 3, 2003
and Joseph Anthony, 9/11/2010
Boonton, NJ

Since I was a young child I always wanted to be a mother.  Within a year of our marriage I was saying to my husband a saying I would say for five years until we had the funds to have one it was “Lets have a baby”.  I never dreamed that anything would ever go wrong and that it was pretty easy “to have a baby”.

[Read more…]

http://facesofloss.com/2011/08/2752.html

Tabitha

Baby lost to Ectopic Pregnancy

May 2011

Logan, Ohio

On May 5,2011 I got my positive home test. I was so excited, me and my fiance were talking about having another child but we really didn’t expect it to happen this soon but it did, and we were willing to do whatever it took to make ends meet. I called an OB to schedule my first appointment. They had told me to come in on May 18th at 2:30pm. May 14th rolls around and I noticed that I was having some horrible sharp pains down in the lower part of my stomach on the right side. I had no clue what it could be, and with the biggest fear which was I thought I was miscarrying I drove to the hospital with Michael at my side. They took some blood, did a urine test and gave me a ultrasound. The blood and urine came back positive, and the ultrasound looked ok to the ER doctor. So he told me that I had a cyst on my right ovary and it is possible that was causing the pain. Told me to take some tylenol and if the pain got worse or if I started to bleed to come back. [Read more…]

http://facesofloss.com/2011/06/1981.html

Alisha

First Baby Lost to Ectopic Pregnancy

March 15th, 2011

Chambersburg, PA

I was at least 4 weeks into my pregnancy. I was just starting to notice the early symptoms of pregnancy. Then I started having neck and shoulder pain and abdominal/pelvic pain. This pain would not go away with medicines like tylenol and advil. On early morning of March 15, 2011, I had gotten really nauseated and felt as if I was going to faint. I was in my bathroom the first time I fainted. Then the second time I fainted, I was in my kitchen because I felt nauseated again. I woke up lying on my kitchen floor and what had woken me up is that I vomited. I called my aunt to take me to the ER. [Read more…]

http://facesofloss.com/2011/05/1726.html

Amy

Lost 8 Children to Miscarriage

From 2001- 2011

Bryant, Indiana

The joy of the Lord has pressed into me the last few days in such a unnatural way.  I went to our appointment yesterday awaiting our ultrasound as a last visual of reality.  Either God had plans to preform a great miracle and answer our prayers or He was organizing a different plan…a better plan then even raising the dead.  The ultrasound showed our sweet baby still floating inside the gestational sac..no life, no heartbeat. [Read more…]

http://facesofloss.com/2011/05/1594.html

Carla

Mom to Cale – Ectopic Pregnancy Lost at 5 weeks on August 5th, 2010

Lydia – Miscarriage Lost at 6 weeks on October 20th, 2010

and Harper – Miscarriage Lost at 6.5 weeks  on March 10th, 2011

Mogadore, Ohio

I am a mother of a 2 year old son, so I feel  guilty writing about my losses as I already have a living child, but I have come to learn that any loss is painful so I am here to share my story.  My husband and I decided that it seemed like the right time to start trying around June of 2010.  We had no issues with our son so we assumed this would be a breeze and I was, at the time, uneducated and unaware of any situation involving any kind of pregnancy loss.  However, that changed all too quickly.  [Read more…]

http://facesofloss.com/2011/04/1185.html

Casey

Mom to Hannah Joy, February 8th, 2010

and James Oliver, April 25th, 2010

St. Peters, Missouri

February 7, 2010, forever changed my life. After arriving at a Superbowl party, I was rushed to the hospital only to have surgery to remove a baby I didn’t know existed before I had gotten there. My body went into shock as I lost 80cc’s of blood. My left tube ruptured. I lost the baby we had been trying for, my left tube and hope all in one day. I lost my angel baby #1 around 3:30 a.m. on February 8, 2010. [Read more…]

http://facesofloss.com/2011/04/1178.html

Ashley
Baby Harris
July 12th, 2010
Lothian, Maryland

My husband and I decided 2 months after we got married that it was time to start a family. After over a year and a half of trying, with the help of Clomid, my 3rd cycle we got our BFP, June 25,2010.  I was happier than I had ever been.  And then the bleeding started.  

[Read more…]

http://facesofloss.com/2011/02/682.html

Amanda
Mom to Moriah Pearl
Born and passed on December 3rd, 2010 at 21 weeks
and an Ectopic Pregnancy
Hampton, Virginia
I am a wife, sister, daughter, and an amazing friend. I am married to the love of my life Aaron, we have been together for two years. We were married November 15, 2008 after a whirlwind long distance relationship. We grew up and graduated together but were just good friends. Fate had it that I would text him one day 3 years after last seeing him, 9 months later we wed. God has blessed me with the opportunity to wed my best friend. We knew immediately we wanted to start a family but I was nervous as I had PCOS which is a condition effecting the ovaries…

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http://facesofloss.com/2011/01/646.html

Kristen
Mom to Zachary Logan
Passed away November 3rd, 2010 at 2 months gestation
Bellingham, Washington

This is 4 weeks from the loss of my baby Zachary Logan. I have searched for resources, for people who have been through something similar and I have grown frustrated with little support for people who have had abdominal pregnancies. So I figure there are others out there who are feeling this way too – so I am writing this for those searching for someone else who has been there. 
My story is unique. I did not know that I was pregnant – in fact i was doing my darndest to not be pregnant. I had an IUD. I had a lot of vaginal pressure at work in the morning –  thought my IUD may be falling out, and called the Dr office. They got me in at 11:00.  I found out at 11:10 on Thursday November 4th that I was pregnant. Although the initial reactions was intense shock – it turned into joy and trying to figure out how to tell my husband and family. (since they all were going to be as shocked as well). 

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http://facesofloss.com/2010/12/608.html

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