An angel in the book of life wrote down my baby's birth,
Then whispered as she closed the book,
"Too beautiful for Earth"
Miscarriage and infant loss awareness is a topic that I am all too familiar with. Several of my friends and clients have suffered through a miscarriage or a tragic stillbirth. Studies reveal that anywhere from 10-25% of all clinically recognized pregnancies will end in miscarriage (you can find more information on these studies here).
There is nothing more heartbreaking than the loss of a baby…no matter what the gestational age. This subject hit home when my husband and I had to experience two devastating miscarriages ourselves, one at 9 weeks and another at 12 weeks.
Pregnancy is normally an exciting time in a woman's life, but after a miscarriage, it becomes more scary and is the longest 9 month wait of your life. One thing that comforted me during this overwhelming time was my fetal doppler. We purchased it shortly after I found out I was pregnant (a few months after a miscarriage) and it rarely left my side. When those feelings of worry and anxiety started to creep in, I could turn on my monitor and hear the baby's heartbeat and instantly be comforted.
Do you know someone suffering through a high risk pregnancy? TG Photography is giving away a fetal doppler to a mommy in need of comfort. Please nominate yourself or a friend and enter to win this precious gift.
To enter, you must first share this post and then email firstname.lastname@example.org with your story. A winner will be announced on March 17, 2014.