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Pregnancy Loss Stories

I wanted to take a moment to share about our upcoming project. Hope Through Birth is creating its own journal & collection of pregnancy loss stories that will be published as a book. This project is going to serve as a resource for the pregnancy and infant loss community both locally and globally. At Hope Through BIrth, we want to share the stories of mothers, fathers, siblings, grandparents to educate people that they are not alone in their grief. Oftentimes, pregnancy loss can feel isolating, and it can so taboo that it makes many uncomfortable to share or connect with others. This book will serve as a way to break the stigma and it will validate that there are others out there that have experienced this loss.


It is our hope that it will provide comfort, peace, and healing in a time of such devastation. I have learned that it brings comfort to know that you are not alone in your thoughts. Many times as a loss parent myself you drive yourself crazy wondering if what you are experiencing is normal. You sometimes feel isolated from family, friends, and even normal life events. This collection of stories will be able to provide real life experiences to let people know that what they are feeling is very normal. It is a new normal.


I hope that you'll consider sharing your story with Hope Through Birth. This will be a published book, and it will contain additional information regarding pregnancy and infant loss support within our community. This has been a dream of mine to create, and I am happy that it is coming to life. We have received an overwhelming request to submit stories, so i wanted to take a minute to share this information.


Guidelines:

These stories are just that, a story of your personal journey. I would like you to share with us your story of pregnancy and infant loss. It can be in first person, and we would like it be written from your perspective.


We are seeking both females & males to share perspectives. We recognize that men and woman grieve differently, and we want to really shatter the stigma that dads grieve too. So, if you are a dad or know a dad, ,please encourage them to share.


Your story should be sent to hopethroughbirth@gmail.com in a Word or PDF file.


The deadline to submit your story is July 30, 2019. This ensures that we have time to prepare the stories to get reviewed & published.


Once the submission period closes before going to the publisher, your story will be reviewed to correct grammar errors during review. We will not change the content of your story, and we will send you a proof to review before finalized.


We will then have you sign a release form to publish your story. Hope Through Birth will be publishing this book that will be available for purchase, and it will also be placed in our Hope Care Packages.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to hopethroughbirth@gmail.com and discuss with Stephanie Nalley, Founder. Stephanie is currently working on a journal that she, too, is publishing. This will be provided to those who receive a Hope Care Packages, and we will have available to doula's, birth workers, and medical professionals or organizations to utilize.


Thank you for taking the time to join us on this journey. It is our hope that healing can begin by sharing our story. If there is anything that I have learned in 8 years, it is that the more you share and talk about your journey, then the easier it is to keep putting on foot in front of the other.


If you would like to donate towards this project, you can via Paypal.



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