Every family’s situation is unique and personal, shaped by the medical challenges they are facing, their doctors’ recommendations, and their birth plan. We are grateful to the brave families who have shared their stories with us in the hope that they might provide some comfort to others who are facing similar situations.

 
 

Andy and Stephanie's Story
"I was learning that when struck with the unimaginable you will never be the same, you will be changed. You will never love the same, you will love better. Our bond with Grace only strengthened and our love was fierce for her."
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Sarah G.'s Story
"As the weeks and months passed, I found comfort in connecting with other parents facing loss. My own battle with feeling alone fueled a passion for lessening the isolation other loss parents experience."
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Breann's Story
God sure had a plan, and he sent Seth into our lives to save us. Seth is truly a gift from God. Seth was a sacrifice, and Seth was our salvation. Although it is extremely hard most days, I will never regret carrying him. I would not choose differently.
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Annick's Story
"If we had never had a sonogram during my pregnancy, we would have never known anything was wrong with Jacob because he was growing and moving normally."
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Kirsten's Story
"This little girl, who never even took a breath of air, transformed my life so dramatically and helped me reconnect with the truth of my life: people have always turned to me to aid in their healing."
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Lori's Story
"She was measuring so very small, and honestly, I just wanted to see this little wonder in my arms. Carrying her, knowing I wouldn’t get to keep her, was the most excruciatingly tragic yet beautiful two months of my life."
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Marilyn's Story
"We had already chosen her name, Ha’ani, which means “this day” in Chamoru. Whatever time God would bless us to have with her, we were going to embrace. I prayed for strength to make it through whatever would come, and selfishly, I prayed for a miracle."
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Nancy's Story
"The sensation of her little kicks and movements always gave us hope; they were so strong and sometimes even noticeable from the outside. They were constant reminders that she was there, alive and with a purpose. "
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Lisbeth's Story
"This is hard in so many ways, but mostly because you don’t want to forget that you did this amazing thing. You carried a baby who was sick and fragile and heaven bound. It will be the bravest and most incredible thing I will ever do in my lifetime. And I don’t ever want to forget our Eden."
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Sara's Story
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Tears flow freely for our daughter, and we miss her more than words can express. Our arms ache to hold Claire again, but our hearts are full of the love we have for her and each other. Claire's life was short, but incredibly meaningful."
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Amanda's Story
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Ethan’s life taught me many things. He taught me the inherent value and beauty in a human life. He taught me how to comfort the grieving and how to love with all of my heart. [...} But most of all, Ethan taught one of the greatest joys life has to offer: he taught me how to be a mother."
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Abbey's Story
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There is a reason why she was supposed to come to earth to receive a body and return to heaven quicker than the rest of us. Someone had to do it and I’m so glad that God picked my husband and me."
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Every story is different, but collectively they remind us that we are not alone. In this spirit, we welcome submissions about your experience carrying to term.

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