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Multiple Miscarriages? Be an advocate for yourself. By Lora Shahine

Multiple miscarriages? Be an advocate for yourself: When to ask more from your provider… Lora Shahine, a Physician from Pacific NW Fertility gives her expert view on recurrent miscarriage.   Women with miscarriages tell me they feel broken and often ignored. When they are feeling the most vulnerable and grieving a loss of pregnancy they can hear statements from their providers… Read more →

Lindsay’s Story – Guest Blog

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and rescues those who are crushed in spirit.” ~ Psalm 34:18 It was snowing the morning my third baby, Layla Donna was born.  It was March 25, 2015 and she arrived into this world, a pink bundle of joy. I remember her smell, like sweet roses.  Her aroma and tiny breaths calmed me… Read more →

Beyond the Rainbow

This week I am thirty weeks pregnant, and by now I should now be comfortable and confident in this pregnancy right? Wrong! I still worry, I still have doubts, and I still fear that this promise of my rainbow baby could be taken away from me at any moment. Perhaps that sounds paranoid, but it’s my reality. Many ask me why I… Read more →

The Road to my Rainbow

For the past four years my goal has been to get pregnant with my rainbow baby. It has been all I have hoped and dreamed for, and I remained determined never to give up. I was lucky. I fell pregnant easily, but sadly I couldn’t ever seem to stay pregnant, until now. I count myself even luckier today as I reach my… Read more →

Breaking Social Norms

Infertility affects approximately 1 in 10 couples, and 1 in 4 pregnancies result in miscarriage. Fertility rates decline by around 10% per month for women over the age of thirty-five. Recurrent miscarriage (over three losses in a row) affects 1% of the female population. Nowadays, everywhere I go, it feels as though these infertility statistics are taunting me. Had I… Read more →

Why we NEED to talk about the baby

As a woman who struggled with fertility, and having experienced multiple miscarriages, I was shocked by the social discomfort that surrounds the subject of trying to conceive, infertility and loss.   Like many women I had at times wondered if I would ever really fulfil my destiny to be a mother; the losses I experienced reinforced these fears and heartbreak,… Read more →

Guest Blog: Lessons Learned from my Stillbirth*

Introducing guest blogger, Bridget Osho, a holistic fertility therapist and the founder of Cherie Mamma. This is her story.   Several years ago, I met my husband and got pregnant. Everything seemed ok, I tried to do the right things and the pregnancy progressed well. I didn’t know much about pregnancy then but I had heard that you needed to be careful in… Read more →

The Colours of a Rainbow

I have travelled this path for some time now. Always searching for my rainbow, hoping that one-day this storm will pass. Many of you have been walking with me; holding my hand when I’ve needed it and urging me to keep walking, when I slowed down. There have been times where I have wanted to turn around, or find a… Read more →

The Big Four ‘uh’ Oh

Every year, I can hear my biological clock, ticking louder and louder. This is the year I turn forty, and it seems I’m being reminded around every corner of the health profession of my impending ‘old age’.   The thing is, I never thought of myself as a potential older mum until this point. Now, the reality is that every year my… Read more →

A Year of New Hope

As we are about to enter a New Year, many are planning celebrations and debating on which New Year’s resolution to fulfil.   I really enjoy the spirit around this time of the year, as it brings new energy and expectations for what may be and the paths we hope to follow over the next twelve months. Perhaps not everyone… Read more →