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Infant And Pregnancy Loss
Maria is mom to five living children, six little ones she never got to hold, and one special boy she held for almost two months. She’s a birth, parenting and faith writer who also hopes her writing can be used to support fellow bereaved parents.
She’s determined to end stigmas related to female reproductive health, loss and fertility difficulties.
On this page you can find the articles she’s written for Still Standing Magazine.
Still Standing is a publication for bereaved parents as well as those facing infertility. Maria hopes to help fellow bereaved parents know they are not alone in their journey.
She hopes parents facing infertility, pregnancy loss and general reproductive health concerns understand the stigmas shouldn’t exist.
Still Standing Articles
Grief Can’t Have It All - Still Standing Magazine
Grief can have moments of remembering. It can have the anniversaries, the birthdays, the expected due dates...Grief cannot have my children. It cannot have my marriage. It cannot have my peace. It cannot have my life.
7 Things Everyone Needs To Know About Miscarriage - Still Standing Magazine
I know my loss would have been easier if I knew what to expect. I know that it’s is easier with empathy. I know seven things all loss mamas wish were known:
Our Families Aren’t Supposed To Shrink - Still Standing Magazine
Families are meant to grow. They’re not meant to shrink. Yet this imperfect world allows for shrinking families. It allows for broken hearts.
What It Means To Never Have Your Family Whole - Still Standing Magazine
My family will never be whole earthside. I will never have all ten beings that came into my life sitting next to each other.
The Straw That Breaks The Griever - Still Standing Magazine
I never imagined a minor inconvenience could bring me to my knees because I was the mama who made it through the D&Es without tears. I held it together.