The Missing Chapters: A Story of Love, Loss, and Ectopic Pregnancy

Written by Tabitha Cummings

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I finally feel at peace with sharing my story, of spreading hope.

I fell in love, deeply. My life was finally evolving into the fairy tale I had envisioned since my youth. We had a plan: We would marry at my family home, surrounded by our friends and family, then we would honeymoon in Europe, ultimately taking in the sites and making a baby.

Turns out, it isn’t always that easy. Continue reading “The Missing Chapters: A Story of Love, Loss, and Ectopic Pregnancy”

Living Beyond Infertility (Guest Post by My Sister)

Happynew year!

I always knew I wanted to be a mom.

I played with dolls. Then I graduated to my baby sister. I changed her diapers. I braided her hair.

I babysat EVERY kid of EVERYONE my parents knew. And I loved them all.

I became a teacher.

I collected cool names I might one day want to give my kids.

I kept up with the latest titles in children’s literature.

I kept my old stretched out Fat Girl clothes, so I could save money when I got pregnant. Continue reading “Living Beyond Infertility (Guest Post by My Sister)”

Living Beyond Infertility (Guest Post by My Sister)

Happynew year!

I always knew I wanted to be a mom.

I played with dolls. Then I graduated to my baby sister. I changed her diapers. I braided her hair.

I babysat EVERY kid of EVERYONE my parents knew. And I loved them all.

I became a teacher.

I collected cool names I might one day want to give my kids.

I kept up with the latest titles in children’s literature.

I kept my old stretched out Fat Girl clothes, so I could save money when I got pregnant. Continue reading “Living Beyond Infertility (Guest Post by My Sister)”

Hope In Moderation: My Experience with Fertility Doctors (Guest Post)

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I have been a responsible person all my life. I have always made sure to take my vitamins and drink enough water. I work out and I pay bills on time and I get my oil changed on the recommended schedule. My house plants are watered, my dishes are clean, and all my emails are relegated to pertinent folders.

It took me a long time to accept that I might be infertile.

Continue reading “Hope In Moderation: My Experience with Fertility Doctors (Guest Post)”

Hope In Moderation: My Experience with Fertility Doctors (Guest Post)

baby-716738_1280

I have been a responsible person all my life. I have always made sure to take my vitamins and drink enough water. I work out and I pay bills on time and I get my oil changed on the recommended schedule. My house plants are watered, my dishes are clean, and all my emails are relegated to pertinent folders.

It took me a long time to accept that I might be infertile.

Continue reading “Hope In Moderation: My Experience with Fertility Doctors (Guest Post)”

An Open Letter to My Sister About Miscarriage

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Dear Big Sister,

Today you found out the worst news.

You went to your ultrasound appointment hoping you would see a tiny heart beating and instead they told you that the pregnancy that we were all so excited about isn’t viable. And it hasn’t been viable for a long time. Continue reading “An Open Letter to My Sister About Miscarriage”

An Open Letter to My Sister Who Just Had A Miscarriage

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Dear Big Sister,

Today you found out the worst news.

You went to your ultrasound appointment hoping you would see a tiny heart beating and instead they told you that the pregnancy that we were all so excited about isn’t viable. And it hasn’t been viable for a long time. Continue reading “An Open Letter to My Sister Who Just Had A Miscarriage”

Thoughts on a Miscarriage (A Guest Post Written by My Sister)

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I have been trying to think of how to explain what I feel, how empty I am. It took a long while and then one day, lying awake, it came to me.

I want you to imagine how much time you spend each day thinking about your child. I want all parents to consider how many times throughout the day they are focused completely on their children. I want you all to think about how much you love them. I want you to imagine how much space they occupy in your mind and in your heart. Continue reading “Thoughts on a Miscarriage (A Guest Post Written by My Sister)”

Thoughts on a Miscarriage

–This is a Guest Post Written by My Sister–

I have been trying to think of how to explain what I feel, how empty I am. It took a long while and then one day, lying awake, it came to me.

I want you to imagine how much time you spend each day thinking about your child. I want all parents to consider how many times throughout the day they are focused completely on their children. I want you all to think about how much you love them. I want you to imagine how much space they occupy in your mind and in your heart. Continue reading “Thoughts on a Miscarriage”