One of the things that hurt most about my son’s death was how none of my providers (and none of the books!) discussed the risks with me during my pregnancy. So if you are here, reading this page, I thank you. You are taking the first of several important steps in changing a culture of silence around this dangerous subject.
If I could change one thing about prenatal care today, it would be truly informed consent, meaning open discussion about the benefits and risks of all types of care, and all choices in pregnancy. If my providers had had these discussion with me, my son would be alive today.
Finally, as I am not a medical provider, if you are ever interested in providing an evidence-based guest post (or 10 🙂) for my informed pregnancy page, please contact me.
Thank you for being here,
Requests of a Bereaved Mother for All Prenatal Providers
Stillbirth & Statistics; What Does it Mean to be “Rare”?
The Importance of Offering Resources on Milk Donation to Bereaved Mothers (planned article)
Education Offered by Stillbirth Prevention Organizations (planned article)
Create your own Safe Pregnancy Road Show (planned article)
Items of Interest from elsewhere in this site:
Miranda’s Blog: Dear Nature-Based Childbirth Educator
Miranda’s Blog: A Letter to My Mental Health Coordinator
Miranda’s Blog: Please Stop Telling me Everything is Going to be “Fine”
Miranda’s Blog: Why I Tracked Fetal Movement Religiously with my Second Pregnancy
Miranda’s Blog: Warning Signs of Adrian’s Stillbirth
Pregnancy Blog: Best Practices for Safest Pregnancy
Miranda’s Blog: A Letter to the Woman who Wants the “Perfect Birth”
Miranda’s Blog: Nature Isn’t Perfect
Please also spend some time exploring the Write Your Grief pieces and other blogs about child loss for insight into the experience of grief.