Pregnancy loss is an incredibly sad but not unusual part of the pregnancy journey for many women. Experts estimate as many as 50% of pregnancies end in miscarriage. While more than half of those pregnancies end before the woman misses a menstrual cycle there are still as many as 15-25% of recognized pregnancies that end in miscarriage.
This loss is felt deeply by hopeful and expectant families and like any loss of a child can have a devastating effect on the mental health of those involved. That is why it is so crucial to seek out support and resources when going through this experience.
Over the years, contributors to our site have shared their own journeys – Losing a Pregnancy, Finding a Community and I’m Here for the Transplant – and we’ve worked to help spread the word about new resources in the community – New Group for Parents Experiencing Infant Loss Offers HOPE.
If you are suffering or want to reach out to help someone who is please we encourage you to reach out. Asking for and offering help to others who are on the same journey is the best way to heal. <3
Local Pregnancy Loss Resources
- Hospice Support Group HOPE (Helping Other Parents Endure)
- Healing Hearts for Baby Loss in North Alabama Facebook Group
- Huntsville Hospital Bereavement Care Program
- New Leaf Counseling Services & Support
- Project Sweet Peas
- Tears Foundation, Alabama Chapter
- Rock & Walk for Babies (To raise awareness about pregnancy and infant loss)
- Ryker’s Rainbow (Financial support for infant loss)
Rocket City Mom is a website about raising children in and around Huntsville, Alabama. Started in late 2010 by a local mom and newcomer to Huntsville, Rocket City Mom has grown into a thriving community of local parents and now boasts a staff of four, thirteen regular contributors, and tens of thousands of Tennessee Valley readers making it the #1 Parenting Resource in North Alabama.