Posts Tagged: miscarriage Results 9
Few topics are as commonplace and secret as miscarriage. The secrecy is fully understandable on an individual level, but can pose challenges of its own. Thus why, in a moving essay about her own experiences, Hadley Freeman writes that she “find[s] the idea that women aren’t supposed to talk about this – that whole ‘Don’t tell anyone that you’re pregnant until after 12 weeks, just in case you then have to tell them that it died and that would be super awkward!’ — verging on the misogynistic.” Adds Freeman:
Shira Cohen-Goldberg of Boston still vividly remembers when she went for a 12-week ultrasound, eager to see the life she was creating, only to leave devastated. There was no heartbeat.
“If you will it, it is no dream,” might have been Theodor Herzl’s catchphrase for the founding of the State of Israel but it is a wholly American sentiment: “Energy and persistence conquer all things,” Benjamin Franklin said.
Baruch Atah, Adonai, Eloheinu Melech Ha’Olam Asher yatzar et ha’adam b’chochma Uvara vo nekavim nekavim Chalulim chalulim Galui v’yadua lifne chisei ch’vodecha Sh’im yipateiach echad meihem O yisateim ehad meihem I efshar l’hitkayem v’la’amod lefanekha Baruch Atah Adonai, rofei chol basar, umafli la’asot.