miscarriage 

Insurance company calls miscarriage "elective abortion"

The Consumerist is covering the story of a Kansas City woman who suffered from a spontaneous miscarriage and then was told by her insurance company that they would not cover her emergency room visit because they do not cover "elective abortion". Acco...

At a loss (for words)

The other day I found myself in the most awkward of conversations. I was speaking with a woman who I'd only met one other time. She'd asked me about my son the time before and we were discussing him again on this most recent occasion. At one point...

New tests, treatment can lower chance of miscarriage

Several of my friends have had miscarriages. I've fumbled for soothing, meaningful words, wanted to take away the devastation, somehow -- but it's impossible. In so many ways, miscarriage represents the end of a new hope, light, life. I think it's on...

Multiple miscarriages

Recently someone wrote into ParentDish about having had multiple miscarriages. She was, from what I could tell from the tone of her email, basically at her wit's end about what to do. More importantly, this woman (who shall remain anonymous) asked...

Should divorced couples toss frozen embryos?

Once upon a time, if a man and woman were to separate, they argued over simple things such as who would get the dog, who would stay in the house and who would have to take that hideous set of dishes passed down from Old Aunt Edna. These days? How ab...

Our tears go out to Tertia of So Close

Many of our readers read Tertia Albertyn's blog So Close. Tertia's raw and honest writing about her struggles with infertility, her miscarriages, the babies Ben and Luke whom she has lost, and then the joyous birth of her twins, Adam and Kate, has sy...

Skinny Moms more likely to miscarry

A new study out of the UK finds that women who are very underweight before they become pregnant are 72% more likely to miscarry in their first trimester. 6600 women were studied: 600 who had miscarried and 6000 whose pregnancies had lasted beyond the...

Pam Anderson's Miscarriage

According to a report on the Internet Movie Database (IMDB), 39-year old actress and activist Pamela Anderson has suffered a miscarriage. Pam is the mother of two sons by her marriage to Tommy Lee. Though I have no way of authenticating what I rea...

Mothers of the heart, we salute you

Tomorrow is Birthmother's Day. Did you know that? If you are adopted, what do you do to celebrate it? If you are a birthmother? As Mother's Day approaches, I am feeling rather self-conscious about all of the attention and horn-tooting being devoted t...

Becoming attached to the life inside brings abortion views into question

When Lamelle Ryman was a teenager, she was a pro-choice fanatic. Her impassioned statement to a neighbor didn't skip a beat: "I can’t believe those pro-lifers. It’s not even a baby! It’s a blob of tissue that is totally depende...

Town has shortage of boys, worries pollution is cause

On the US-Canadian border, the Chippewa Indian community never paid much attention to the smokestacks dotting the landscape. The occasional oil slicks on Talfourd Creek. The frequent air pollution air-raid sirens that indicated it was time to go insi...

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