I have an essay in Portland Family’s February issue (page 8). This essay, Number of Pregnancies? Three. Live Births? Two, is about my experience having a tubal pregnancy about four years ago. It was good to write about and good to re-read the essay.
When it happened, I remember my dad’s friend Jin saying that people have miscarriages and lose babies more than we know. It’s one of those things that we don’t talk about, I guess. The editor at Portland Family mentioned the same thing when she accepted this piece. I know that writing about losing a pregnancy was healing for me; I hope that maybe other women who read my essay will find some solace in a shared experience.
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