Loss of a Family Member


  • Getting Pregnant Again After the Loss of a Child

    Posted on September 26, 2019 - by Catherine McNulty

    This excerpt is from Catherine McNulty’s book, The Gifts of Grief. “I wanted to give up the struggle and not try again.”  Trying to get pregnant again after the loss […]

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  • When the Loss is Not a Death: Interview with Dr Darcy Harris

    Posted on January 2, 2019 - by Heidi Horsley

    At the annual ADEC (Association of Death Education and Counseling), I spoke with Dr Darcy Harris about families and their struggles with infertility and the unacknowledged loss. Darcy originally got […]

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  • How Hope Changes for a Mother of Many Losses

    Posted on March 13, 2018 - by Annah Elizabeth

    There was a time, in the early hours and months following my son’s death, where hope was nothing but a desperate desire to wake up from a bad dream. A […]

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  • The Response of Men After a Miscarriage with Stephanie Rose

    Posted on December 15, 2017 - by Heidi Horsley

    At the annual ADEC (Association of Death Education and Counseling), I spoke with Stephanie Rose about men and miscarriage and the unacknowledged loss. Men sometimes respond differently to miscarriages. Stephanie […]

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  • Grief of a Miscarriage is Real

    Posted on November 3, 2017 - by Catherine McNulty

    For me, the loss of my child due to miscarriage was just as painful as the loss of my living infant.  It’s a fact that 1 in 4 pregnancies end […]

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  • Charlotte Manges: Prenatal Loss

    Posted on October 29, 2017 - by Heidi Horsley

    Charlotte Manges was an OB maternity nurse for 20 years, in charge of the pregnancy loss program where mothers were cared for in instances where babies did not survive. Today, […]

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  • A Final Decision: Making Choices During Grief

    Posted on June 30, 2017 - by Lori Leo

      Have you ever crossed a high, narrow, rickety bridge, made it safely to the other side only to realize that you are suddenly stuck in the middle of that […]

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  • Coping With Pregnancy Loss

    Posted on February 5, 2017 - by Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley

    Dr. Heidi Horsley has experienced miscarriages in her life, making this episode of The Grief Relief Show particularly close to her heart. Along with her mother and co-host, Dr. Gloria […]

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  • Healing After Miscarriage and Infertility

    Posted on January 29, 2017 - by Kira Copperman

    From Healing the Grieving Heart radio, November 20, 2008 Listen to radio show archive: MP3 Link Kira Copperman is a social worker and the President of  KBC Consulting, a healthcare […]

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  • Grief of Pregnancy Loss Often Dismissed

    Posted on January 18, 2017 - by Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley

    Pregnancy loss and infertility are the topics on this episode of The Grief Relief Show. It’s a loss that can be disenfranchising—especially when a miscarriage happens early in a pregnancy. […]

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  • Lunch Date with Resilience: Sisu After Pregnancy Loss

    Posted on November 8, 2016 - by Michelle Jarvie

      “I like the concept of Sisu: perseverance, guts, determination. But I also think that’s what gets me in trouble.” With family hailing from Finland, Sisu is a common household […]

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  • Pregnancy Loss and Still Birth

    Posted on December 31, 2015 - by Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley

    The CEO of First Candle, Chris Blake, joins Drs. Gloria and Heidi Horsley on this episode of the Open to Hope show. This organization saves lives and provides support to […]

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  • Pregnancy Losses Challenge Mother’s Resolve

    Posted on November 19, 2015 - by Debbie Haine Vijayvergiya

    Since I was a young girl, the only thing that I was 100% certain of was that one day I would get married and become a mom. At the age […]

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  • Darcy Harris: Reproductive Loss

    Posted on November 4, 2015 - by Heidi Horsley

    The thanatology coordinator at Kings University College, Darcy Harris, joins the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) to discuss one of the most disenfranchised of losses: Reproductive loss. She’s […]

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  • Stillbirth: A Quiet Death

    Posted on October 22, 2015 - by Jill Smoot

      When a child you carry in your womb for nearly six months stops moving; when a small tiny life ceases to have breath; when all that you were looking […]

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  • In the Forest: Unsettled by a Stillbirth

    Posted on October 8, 2015 - by Larry Patten

    Serena asked me to help bury her child. This question occurred a couple of years after we met. I wonder now if Serena’s request, accompanied by her intense gaze, had […]

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  • Silently Born

    Posted on October 7, 2015 - by Pamela Christie

    Our lives were forever changed on November 10, 2013. Our granddaughter, Sophia Grace, was silently born. No warning. No signs. No heartbeat. We questioned the midwives, who acted like it […]

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  • Stillbirth: Coping With and Supporting Those Whose Babies Have Died

    Posted on September 30, 2015 - by Gloria Horsley

    Last month I wrote a blog for the Huffington Post discussing what to do with personal items and pictures after a loss. In response to this a reader commented that […]

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  • Elizabeth Heineman: Mourning a Stillbirth

    Posted on August 10, 2015 - by Elizabeth Heineman

    A stillborn birth is a loss and trauma that’s relatively rare, which can make getting support a little more challenging. In this episode of The Open to Hope show, Drs. […]

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  • Stephanie Rose: Response of Men After Miscarriage

    Posted on August 3, 2015 - by Heidi Horsley

    Stephanie Rose talks with Dr. Heidi Horsley about how men handle a miscarriage, an often unspoken trauma. A doctoral student at Purdue University, Rose is studying how men respond following […]

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  • ‘Würmchen is Dead’

    Posted on September 18, 2014 - by Elizabeth Heineman

    There’s an old pear tree in our back yard. It’s too close to the house. One of these days, a windstorm will blow one of the high branches onto the […]

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  • Compassionate Friends National Conference

    Posted on June 27, 2013 - by Coralease Ruff

    To all of your in this forum, I encourage you to seek support from family, friends and others who have similar losses. A support group is especially beneficial, when family […]

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  • Preg/Infant Loss Support

    Posted on January 13, 2013 - by

    Good evening. My name is Beth and I am a mother to 3 Angels. I am looking for local women to join us at our yearly Ceremony in October for […]

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