#Repost @fit_4_mom with @get_repost ・・・ October 15th is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day. Read our heartfelt letter to you on the blog if you’re parenting after loss. We are here for you. (blog.FIT4MOM.com | link in bio). Words below via @latchedla 👇🏼 . . . . “As mothers, we often feel incredibly connected to our babies from early pregnancy. It can be life shattering to lose a child, whether that child was born & lived a short while or only lived in your womb. It’s a struggle that many women suffer silently. If you are one of those women I’m sending you a so much love & want you to know that you aren’t alone. To help break the silence, I am sharing a little bit about my son, River. (Trigger warning: he passed away in utero & the story gives details about his passing. If this feels like it will be too much for you to read, you might want to stop here.) On March 12, 2016 I was 14 weeks pregnant with my third child. I had been bleeding lightly on & off for a few weeks, but had heard many stories about women who bled through pregnancy & went on to have healthy babies. I was hoping this was the case with my baby, too. That morning was different though. The bleeding was intensifying & I was starting to feel uterine cramps. By mid morning, I knew I was going to have a miscarriage. I spent the day crying in bed. I started having contractions late that night & labored till the early morning. I was surprised by the intensity of it all. I gave birth to River in my home with my husband by my side on the morning of March 13th. That day & the months that followed were by far my hardest. I had never felt grief so deep before. I wondered how life would go on without him, but somehow it did. As the weeks & months passed, it got easier. I was far along enough that most people around me knew I was pregnant, so I then had to tell them all that my son had passed away. I was surprised by the amount of women who said they also had a miscarriage. Or two. Or three. It breaks my heart to think of all the women who lose a baby & then mourn silently. If you you have lost a baby, you are welcome to share about him or her below. Sometimes it feels good to talk about our loved ones.