Candid Talks: Pregnancy Loss

Candid Talks is a new series I wanted to start where I write about things unfiltered. Sometimes it may not make sense, but I wanted to be able document things that happen in life that may be difficult to talk about.  We all go through things and it’s not always so picture perfect as presented on social media.

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October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month, with October 15th specifically being Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.

Hearing the word’s you are pregnant, shifts everything in your world.  There is so much joy and excitement of things to come. These were all the feelings I had when my doctor called and told me the news. I was going in for blood work as standard procedure for my surgery and I was not expecting this bit of news. In the back of mind, I just had this feeling that something wasn’t right. Next followed a few weeks of waiting to see the baby on the ultrasound. As soon as they saw it was in my fallopian tubes it was like everything was a blur. Fortunately, because it was caught so early on I had no damage and just had it dissolved. One of the worst 72 hours of my life. I feel so grateful for my husband and family taking care of me those days.

There are times when you can ask yourself why is this happening to me and why is it seemingly easier for others. Some days I feel sadness, but I try to focus on the positives of how the situation could have been much worse. I wrote something recently about my state of mind currently (previous post on the subject here).

Not Alone

Was it all just a dream

And not reality

I try to block the memory

But it never leaves me

Questions of why is it not easy

Just like those surrounding

Maybe this is another sign

Of my need to give up control

Fall on my knees and let it go

A different story is being told

But I’m not alone

Many others have faced the cold

The cold truth that their baby is gone

But I’m not alone

He hears my heart’s desires

And holds me on this journey

Where I hope to find peace

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2 thoughts on “Candid Talks: Pregnancy Loss

  1. Dear Kaylin, I understand your pain. We were almost 6 months when I was told that there’s no heartbeat. This past June, she would have been 15. WOW! Though the time has past, I still think of her. The pain is still there but it gets less painful. There’s hope for you yet. The Lord turned our sorrow into joy twice. He can do it for you as well.

    However, grief is a process and although you have family and friends to support you, there’s apart of it that becomes an individual process. Hope I didn’t confuse you.

    Best wishes my dear. Blessings to you.

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