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How to Help Your Friend Through Miscarriage

Miscarriage is devastating to those who have experienced it. Friends and family oftentimes are not sure how to provide comfort and it can be hard to find the right words to say. There are also individuals who may believe a miscarriage isn’t that big of a deal because the baby was never born. However, it […]

Miscarriage (How to Cope)

Miscarriage often leaves women feeling many emotions such as disbelief, sadness, anger, guilt, and even possibly depression. Coping after a miscarriage can be a struggle, but there is hope. It may not be an easy journey, but here are a few things to help you through the grieving process. Grieve Give yourself time to grieve […]

Miscarriage (What is it?)

According to the American Pregnancy Association (APA), studies done by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists claim that miscarriage occurs in 10-25% of all pregnancies, making it the most common form of pregnancy loss. A miscarriage is an unplanned loss of a baby that usually occurs before the 20th week of pregnancy. The cause […]

Postpartum Depression

Over the past few years, the topic of depression has become more talked about in our culture. Many celebrities opened up about their own struggles with postpartum depression – like Courtney Cox, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Hayden Panettiere. According to MentalHelp.net, “It is estimated that up to 15% of the adult population will experience depression at some […]

Debunking Society’s Myths About Pregnancy

So, the test is positive. You are pregnant. Because it was unintended, you may have a lot of emotions running through your head making your decision even harder. Added to that may be preconceived pregnancy myths which make this time even more stressful. But remember, they are just that – myths. Here are three of […]

How to Help Your Friend Through Unintended Pregnancy

You just found out that your friend is pregnant, it was unintended and she is struggling with what to do. You may be feeling a lot of different emotions: relief, perhaps, that it’s not you; concerned, because she is in school or just landed that perfect job; or worry, because you care about her. But […]