I am a childbirth educator and activist and the mother of three sons. Two of my sons are with me and our third tiny boy left us after 14 weeks 5 days of pregnancy on November 7, 2009. I maintain a business website and blog about birth and childbirth education at Talk Birth. After experiencing my miscarriage, I realized I needed a separate space—non-business—in which to share my thoughts, feelings, and experiences about my third pregnancy and the birth and loss of my small son, Noah. Noah’s full birth-miscarriage story can be read here.
For more information, see my earlier post Why this blog?
I was also inspired to create this blog because I did a search for “childbirth educator” and miscarriage, hoping to find other childbirth educators who have written about miscarriage experiences. Lo and behold, the post I made to my birth classes Facebook fan page was in the top three search results. Hmmm.
Note added 8/24/2011—I am no longer updating this blog on a regular basis. I feel like Noah’s story sort of “closed”/came full circle/reached resolution with the birth of my daughter in January and I have returned to my birth blog as my primary writing space.
I am still collecting contributions for my book and lovingly welcome them with honor and respect. I am also in the process of turning this blog into a book.