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My Babies

I never knew you,  But you were a part of me. I never kissed you,  But I imagine how it would be It’s hard to understand having love  For a …continue

I Did Not Cry

I cradled his tiny unmoving body in my arms. Angelic and peaceful, his perfect and adorable face with an unchanging expression peeked out from the bundle of blood-stained nursery blankets …continue


The personal story of our RL-cofounder told on the NPR affiliate WAMC’s radio show “51%”: Listen to “Loss” HERE

The Neverknown

The cemetery where he is buried has the ample dimensions of a public park and the elegance of a painted landscape: horizons disappearing around gently curved roads, sloping hills, marble …continue

K is for Kite

I didn’t want to be on earth any longer.  We had received the devastating news that after doing the cooling cap therapy, nothing had changed.  “I’m so sorry,” Dr. Tannenbaum’s …continue

Carpe Diem

February 21, 1970.  Six weeks pregnant, I bleed out my baby on a mattress, on the floor of my little apartment in Birmingham, Alabama. October 9, 1980:  I drive through …continue

She Lived

What tangible evidence is there that she lived? What proof is there that she existed? What will express in words the true value of her life? Who can prove beyond …continue

Three Months After Miscarrying

Iceland roadtrip   Hulking stone shoulders, midnight sky streaked long with azure, waterfalls roaring to unseen end— Everything was extending you.   I know some of what you’ve been through. …continue

Elam and Zoey

The days leading up to and including July 26th, 2014 are days that will be with me for the rest of my life. In April we were surprised to find …continue

I Love You Still

“I Love You Still.” A song written for Wyatt Grant Stine born still at 27weeks and 2 days on October 8, 2012 by his Mommy, Crystal Stine. Click below to …continue

Mother’s Day Mourning

Mother’s Day was an unforgettable one. I am rarely at a loss for words. But this experience has left me speechless at times. However, I want to share our story …continue

Dark Matter

All you knew was a land of sea a cocoon a shell all you knew was growing   stretching round competing with intestines bladder spleen ribs   you took over …continue

Milo’s Story

January 11th, at about 5 am, I rolled over in bed and felt a warm gush from between my legs, soaking my underwear and my sheets. My immediate, elated reaction …continue


June 26, 2011 was the worst day of my life.  That day I gave birth to the most gorgeous baby I have ever seen.  He was born dead.  I would …continue

Angry At

The world Not knowing that I needed to protect my baby boy until he was already out of my reach The flowers on my kitchen table, which aren’t good enough, …continue

Hello and Goodbye

Baby’s Name: Layla Malcolm Kocsis Date of Birth: 11/11/13 Original Due Date: 12/12/13 Weeks Pregnant: 35+4 Baby’s Weight: 6lb 9oz Baby’s Length: 19 in Photos: On Monday, November 11th, I …continue

Stillborn and Still Proud

I sit there, in the passenger seat of the Chevy Equinox, with my husband sitting next to me.  I am holding and gazing at the little brass box that is …continue

Ex Utero: A Postpartum Notebook

Ex Utero: A Postpartum Notebook by Cheryl Dumesnil Week One Miscarriage lays an odd kind of grief on the table. My body, once buzzing with hormones that announced an undeniable …continue