Experiencing Infant Loss – Preterm Birth

By Heidi

When I sat down to consider my blog and what direction(s) I saw it moving in for 2016, I felt very strongly that I needed to resurrect the series that I started back in 2014 on real life experiences. I believe that God allows us to experience difficult situations in our lives so that we can understand and offer help to others in similar situations. By sharing our experiences, we are making connections. So, I hope to share a lot more from-the-heart, been-there-done-that experiences with you this year – some will be my own, but many will be from Guest Bloggers who have agreed to share.

Up first, my sweet friend Valerie . . .

Infant Loss

There are many forms of Infant Loss, including miscarriage, ectopic (tubal) pregnancy, preterm birth, stillbirth. For this post, we’ll focus on Preterm Birth.

From the World Health Organization:

Preterm is defined as babies born alive before 37 weeks of pregnancy are completed. There are sub-categories of preterm birth, based on gestational age:

extremely preterm ( …read more

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