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Pre-Eclampsia Support

A wonderful resource for families who have experienced pre-eclampsia. The forum offers a safe and anonymous form of communicating with very knowledgable women who have experienced preeclampsia and/or HELLP syndrome.

Adopting A Buddhist Ritual To Mourn Miscarriage, Abortion

http://www.npr.org/2015/08/15/429761386/adopting-a-buddhist-ritual-to-mourn-miscarriage-abortion?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20150815


A Person's A person, No Matter How Small

“A person’s a person, no matter how small.” Dr. Seuss
Andrea Werner Insoft, LICSW
 
There is no word in the English language to describe a person whose child has died.  If your wife dies, you are a widower.  If your husband dies, you are a widow.  If your parents die, you are an orphan.  All of these are tragic losses.  But there is no word for a person whose child has died.  That kind of death defies spoken language.
 
Our western society does not do a particularly good job of supporting people through death, grief and mourning.

Return to Zero

Please Watch Return to Zero on Saturday, May 17 at 8pm on Lifetime TV.  It is a very important movie about the true life journal of a couple whose son died during pregnancy.  This topic is too important not to be acknowledged. 
http://www.etonline.com/movies/146341_minnie_driver_new_role_is_the_hardest_thing_she_ever_done/?utm_source=Return+To+Zero+Newsletter&utm_campaign=5fc6c2f0e7-RTZ_Premiere_3_Days_To_Go&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_7b64bd0498-5fc6c2f0e7-324594141

Walk for Pre-eclampsia/Field of Cradles Exhibit


I am passing along this information about a special walk coming up on July 24th.  It is to raise money and awareness about pre-eclampsia and the babies who die as a result of it.   

I was given this information by a client whose child died due to pre-eclampsia.  As we all know this disease is not only dangerous to the unborn child but can also be quite traumatic for the mother and father.
Accompanying the walk will be an amazing exhibit called “Field of Cradles”.
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