Pregnancy & Infant Loss

Grieving Hearts

October is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month. This serves as a reminder for us to be mindful when comforting grieving parents. I do not know what it feels like to lose a child; I only know there is a God in heaven who understands grief, pain, shame, and every feeling that may come with the loss of a child. He does not only understand, He heals the brokenhearted,…

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My Personal Testimony: Infertility and Miscarriage

So…… I was recently asked to share my testimony about God’s faithfulness through fertility issues and miscarriage… Honestly, I didn’t feel like it. It’s painful. It’s vulnerable. It’s not a happy topic. While I have shared these deep scars with other sisters in private, it’s not something I have ever done “publicly.” Partly, it is because both topics are extremely sensitive and unique to each Sister who walks through…

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Grieving Parents

While working as a healthcare specialist in the U.S. Army, I had to pre-screen patients before directing them to the doctor. I remember being briefed about a young female soldier grieving the loss of her child. I can’t remember the full details surrounding the baby’s death. I remember being told to be very sensitive when conversing with the patient. While pre-screening, the young female soldier cried and talked about…

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God is the Ultimate Encourager

One of the gifts that God has given me is a gift of exhortation. I enjoy encouraging people from all walks of life. As I have continually used my gift, I have found that when I face difficult times, when I have needed a lot of encouragement, God has become the ULTIMATE ENCOURAGER. No one can encourage you better than God can. NOBODY! You may wonder how I arrived…

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Preterm Births and Infant Loss

September is Infant Mortality Awareness Month. Infant mortality is the death of a child before the first birthday or first year of life. Premature birth is one of the leading causes of Infant Mortality. Whenever you see a preemie, know that you are seeing a miracle. While I have read scholarly articles to educate myself about the mental health of mothers of premature babies, I am yet to work…

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Treasured Memories: How to Mindfully Navigate Grief

I have never lost a baby, but my calling and profession allow me to both rejoice and mourn with parents of infants (Romans 12:15). I know pain and grief because I was told I no longer have a father and mother in a single day at a very young age. The pain that stems from the loss of a little child is incomparable, yet, God’s Word pierces through our…

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