Category Archives: grieving for a child

Losing a Loved one…AfterTalk Inspirational Weekly: 3.9.17

Losing a Loved One to a Rare Disease My daughter died of ectopia cordis. My husband and I learned about this birth defect around eighteen weeks into the pregnancy, and we also learned that it meant our daughter’s heart was growing outside her chest. Do you know how rare ectopia cordis is? An estimated 1

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The Transformative Power of Grief: Inspirational Quote 3.2.17

The Transformative Power of Grief Alana Sheeren believes in love, beauty and the transformative power of grief. After the stillbirth of her son she began writing about her personal journey into grief and whole-self healing. A Reiki Master with a MA degree in clinical and community psychology and a BFA in theater, Alana partners with

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Infant Loss and Pregnancy: an AfterTalk Special

Infant Loss and Pregnancy Jacob-A Short Documentary about Pregnancy and Infant Loss by Shawn Lovering AfterTalk is honored to share this outstanding documentary about Infant Loss by Canadian filmmaker Shawn Lovering. Here is the artist’s statement and a link to the film. In spring of 2016, I set out to create a short piece surrounding

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Children Don’t Always Live:Inspirational Quote 11.17.16

Children Don’t Always Live “Children Don’t Always Live” is a powerful and poignant essay by Jason Greene about the accidental death of his daughter. More than three years later he and his wife had a baby boy. Bringing children into this world is sufficiently terrifying, but this is amplified after the loss of one. Mr.

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Loss of a Child: AfterTalk Inspirational Quote 8.4.16

Loss of a Child “He is the most beautiful creature I have ever seen and it’s not about his face, but the life force I can see in him. It’s the smile and the pure promise of everything he has to offer. Like he’s saying, ‘Here I am world, are you ready for so much

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