Monday, October 2, 2017

Loved Baby {Miscarriage, Stillbirth, Infant Loss}

By: Jenifer Metzger

To say my family is close knit is an understatement. My parents, siblings and their families, grandparents, all of us live within half an hour of each other. We spend all of the holidays together. My family, my parents, and my siblings and their families all go to the same church. We even vacation together. Family is very important to all of us. I consider my family among my very best of friends.

Growing up we always knew that my mom had suffered a miscarriage with her first pregnancy. But we never really discussed it. It was a fact we knew. Nothing more. After having my first child, I realized how hard it must have been for my mom. But, it was still just a fact we knew. Until about 12 years ago.

One day while driving, it literally hit me like a ton of bricks. I had another sibling. A sibling I will not meet this side of heaven. A sibling I won't get to hug. A sibling I won't get to see marry or have children. An uncle (my mom always thought her baby was a boy, though she never found out for sure) my kids will never meet. It literally broke my heart to pieces. I was grieving for my brother for the first time, some 25 years later. Still to this day, when we all together, I realize we are really missing a piece of our puzzle.

In her new book Loved Baby, Sarah Philpott gently walks alongside women as they experience the misguided shame, isolation, and crushing despair that accompany the turmoil of loss. With brave vulnerability Sarah shares her own and others’ stories of loss. Using their collective experience, she offers Christ-filled hope and support to women navigating grief.

I had no idea that close to one in four American women experience the grief of miscarriage, stillbirth, or ectopic pregnancy loss. Loved Baby offers much-needed support to women in the middle of psychological and physiological grief as a result of losing an unborn child.

Loved Baby is a compassionate 31 devotional book offering:
-Real talk about loss
-Christ-filled comfort
-Tips to manage social media, reconnect with your partner, and nourish your soul
-Knowledge that your child is in heaven
-Strategies to walk through grief
-Ways to memorialize your loss

Whether your loss is recent or not, whether it was from miscarriage, a still birth, or the death of an infant, Loved Baby can be your companion as you move from the darkness of grief toward the light of hope. I highly recommend this book to all women who have gone through or are in the middle of this grief. Loved Baby is available today. To pick up your copy, click HERE.

To enter to win a copy of Loved Baby, complete each task in the rafflecopter below.

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  2. I've had everyone of those thoughts over the years. All too often I've wondered what he would have been like. God has so graciously allowed me to move on. He has helped me focus on the amazing family we have here. There will be a heavenly family reunion one day; one to which I'm looking forward!

  3. Yes, I am 1 in 4. It has been 17 years this October 6 and I have had 4 healthy children after the loss, I still think about that child almost everyday.

  4. I personally have not had to go through this but I do have a family that has and I feel this would be great for her. Nancy C.

  5. My husband's cousin and wife and family lost their baby Knox to SIDS and have started a foundation called the Knox Blocks Foundation. I would love to be able to give them this very special gift if I win, thanks!

  6. I have experienced 5 losses, 3 of which where 2nd trimester losses. I lost twins, the second twin at 16 weeks. I have two beautiful boys.It was extremely hard, but I felt God's wonderful peace. I have my amazing husband and boys that have supported me throughout.


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