More Than a Period

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The smallest person ever to be born was just about the size of a period at the end of a sentance  Amazing, isn’t it?  And yet he received no accolades, no newspaper headlines, no spot in the Guinness World Records  Why is this?

Is it because virtually every minute another person around the world shares this amazing feat?  Is it because he’s too small for us to see without a microscope?  Is it because his birth was quiet?  Is it because he wasn’t actually alive during the birth?  Who is it inconveniencing, to validate his birth – to let his family validate his birth?

Mothers of pregnancy loss will tell you that periods matter  However small, however fleeting, they are important  In fact, don’t we all look for them, expect them, notice when they’re missing?

Yes, even the earliest pregnancy loss is more than just a period  It is still a birth  It is still a birthday  And that person, no matter how physically small, is still valuable  He is still worthy to be grieved, especially by his or her mother and family


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  1. I lost one pregnancy at around 7 or 8 weeks. I still sometimes wonder…..

  2. Lovely!

  3. Thank you! This was so beautiful. I lost a little baby around seven weeks. That little child, the one I never met, is still a part of me.


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