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Rainbow Babies after a Storm of Loss

Sarah Ritchie Dealing with Loss

For generations, miscarriages have been a source of hidden grief for couples and families. Sadly, miscarriage is a relatively common occurrence.  The New York City-based Seleni Institute estimates that one in four pregnancies is spontaneously aborted.  In addition, 1 in every 160 births is still born. Friends and loved ones continue to grapple with comforting words to say in these …

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Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep

Sarah Ritchie Caring, Dealing with Loss, End of Life

Our culture has great difficulty dealing with death.  For those who’ve suffered miscarriages or the loss of a newborn, responses of friends and loved ones may seemingly minimize the overwhelming sense of grief, while professional resources are few and far between.  One service,Now I Lay me Down to Sleep, provides a shining example of real support for parents of stillborn …