When Mothers Lose a Child

By Catherine Mendenhall-Baugh

Miscarriages, still born births, loss of children, it’s all so incredibly hard on parents. When I had a miscarriage I learned they were not uncommon. Knowing this didn’t make it any easier. My sister, Judy, had a baby at 5 and ½ months into her pregnancy over 25 years ago. The baby was stillborn. She named her baby and had to bury her. My daughter was in the first grade at the time. She knew how sad Judy was over this loss. She told Sister Ellen Therese, her first grade teacher, how sad we were for…

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