One month ago, I was two months pregnant with my second child. Despite being constantly nauseous, I was overjoyed with all the possibilities of bringing another life into this world. I imagined…sharing this news with our family and friends at the end of Hanukkah when I would be completing my first trimester. My world felt full of potential. Three weeks ago, at our first appointment with the doctor, we received the crushing news that there was no heartbeat. Although my body was working on overdrive to… >> Read More
Actress Melissa Rauch, who stars on "The Big Bang Theory," just announced her pregnancy today in a personal essay for Glamour. What should be celebrated about her announcement, besides the happy…news, is the fact that she honestly opens up about her long struggle towards parenthood, particularly dealing with her miscarriage. She starts the essays off saying the only statement that makes her feel honest is this: “Melissa is expecting her first child. She is extremely overjoyed, but if she’s being honest, due to the fact… >> Read More
Pregnancy loss or miscarriage is one of the hardest thing a woman can go through, whether it's for the first time or not. Many women often suffer silently, not publicly speaking out about it online…or with friends because of strange taboos and a sense of failure. Chari Pere is a cartoonist and Jewish mom who recently created a short comic about miscarriage, titled "Miscarried." The comic is based off of her own experience, which she wrote about in a post on her website: "On May 20th, 2014, I suffered a… >> Read More
It’s been almost 10 years since my last miscarriage. Since then, countless friends and family members have gotten pregnant and had babies. Since then, I, too, have given birth to a healthy baby.…But that successful pregnancy--that healthy baby--does not take away the trauma I experienced with my last pregnancy loss. And I finally realize I’m doing very little good by keeping silent. Now I have to ask you to move your metaphorical feet because I’m afraid I’m going to step on some toes. What I have to… >> Read More
Last year, Ilyse Hogue became the first woman to share her abortion story on stage at the Democratic National Convention.
Hogue, the President of NARAL Pro-Choice America, is no stranger to being…bold and outspoken in her advocacy work. Growing up Jewish in Texas prepared her for a lifetime of fighting for what she believes in no matter the odds. She draws on that experience to fight for abortion rights in a climate where the Press Secretary denies the events of the Holocaust and republicans desperately pull… >> Read More