A Conversation for Stillbirth

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Post 1

Jeremy (trying to find his way back to dinner)

Good Entry, and a good job from both Researcher AGB and Editor Ashley.

We've had to suffer from a stillbirth ourselves, and having to bury our first child who was not allowed to do one single breath in this world was the worst nightmare I can imagine.

A big hug to everyone who had to go through this. *BIG HUG*

I feel with you all.


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Post 2

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

Thank you Jeremysmiley - hug


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Post 3

HollePolle

Hi there,

we are expecting our first baby in about three weeks. An exciting conversation has been to me when we had the obligatory information talk about bearing at home or at the practice of our midwife. She had to tell us about what might happen during the final weeks of pregnancy and giving birth. I got pretty anxious about that.

By now everything is going fine and we are looking forward to the day when we will hold a child in our arms. We hope that we will not make any bad experience in the remaining weeks. My prayers and hugs are with Jeremy and those who had to suffer from a stillbirth.

Thank you, GB, for your informative and still warm article.

Holger.


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Post 4

nim the cat (STILL choking in air pollution)

(too embarrassed to talk but really wants to congratulate GB on a well-done and edited entry)


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Post 5

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

Thank you nim {asmiley - hugwould have done}
HollePolle, good luck sweetie, I'm sure all will be wellsmiley - smiley


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Post 6

Sad, Mad or Bad? - I always wanted to be a dino, but alas, I'm just old.

Great job GB!

You might also want to mention that ultrasound during pregnancy may pick up placenta praevia.

And I agree wholeheartedly that 'you can always have more children' is a pretty unhelpful comment when you've lost a baby. Much the same thing was said to me after my miscarriage. A simple 'I'm sorry this has happened to you, I'm not sure what I can do to help, but I'm here if you need me, or if you just want to talk' goes a LONG way.


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Post 7

Kes

Congratulations, GB - a well-written, thorough and helpful article.
It also makes me appreciate how fortunate I am to have been allowed to raise both my children, and see them grow to (almost) adult.


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Post 8

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

Which is why I wrote the entry.
No-one can imagine the loss, even when you go on to have other children, you still mourn for the lost child.
Love is not measured by time, but by depth.
Daniel was my first baby, he was planned, wanted, much loved. He would have had two devoted parents. The fact that his loss drove a wedge between his father and myself that we never recovered from, is not something I would want anyone else to go through.


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Post 9

One-eye, KoD, gent, MuG, randomly available

Indeed! Very well done!

I have no experience on the subject, not even remotely, but I can imagine that it's an unimaginable thing to go through. My deepest sympathies to all who have been through such a thing.smiley - hug


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Post 10

Sad, Mad or Bad? - I always wanted to be a dino, but alas, I'm just old.

smiley - hug GB


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Post 11

Phil

smiley - hug


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Post 12

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

Thank you all...
The support of my friends is very much appreciated.smiley - blush


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