Monday, July 16, 2012

Was this site helpful?

Please leave me a comment if you can (anonymous comments are fine) letting me know if this site was helpful. Also let me know if there's something that you feel needs to be here or something you see that needs correcting. If you would like to contact me privately you may do so at lostinnocentsorthodox (at) gmail.com.

Thank you!!

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16 comments:

Anonymous said...

This site is beyond helpful. There is such a gap in this area! Thank you for creating a warm and truthful place that helps promote healing and mercy.

God Bless You, Lord have mercy on us all.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your site it helped me a lot I lost my baby two weeks ago heartbeat stopped at 8 weeks 5 days and it took me three weeks to pass her, I say it was a girl never knew the sex. But I passed her on 7/14 she came out in placenta and I didn't know what to expect I wanted to have my baby cremated but I wanted to see her so I asked funeral home to get her out of placenta which they did and I saw my baby girl and it was like the pictures shown here and to many it will be a fetus but to me it was another one of my babies I felt the contractions and had her like giving birth to my other girls and I will never regret that I read a lot of stories here and I knew I was not alone and I appreciate that, funeral home was supportive but a little shocked but I didn't feel bad or weird because I know that other people have done it to their babies again thank you and for everyone going through this I'm sorry it's not easy and remember that God does it for a reason, even though I question a lot why in my heart I know the answer and I tell myself she was too good for this earth and went straight to heaven to be my little guardian angel.

Liz

Matushka Anna said...

Liz, I'm so sorry for the loss of your little girl. I'm glad the funeral home was supportive and you had the chance to see her. Many times (and I probably need to make this more clear here on the site) a clot will have formed completely around the gestational sac. In that case it would look a little like the baby was "in" the placenta. It is partially a function of how long the baby has been gone, but that's not written in stone. In any case, I'm glad you got to see her. Bless you for your strength and I'm glad you were able to find some help here. ((hugs))

Anonymous said...

Thank you. It is helpful.

Anonymous said...

So very helpful. Just had my 4th miscarriage (10 wks). Feeling so very numb and confused but clinging onto God and experiencing his peace. Thank you for sharing your experiences and for shining forth the light of Christ in the darkness. My heart goes out to you and I pray you will know His peace, comfort and love. God bless,

Matushka Anna said...

Anon., I'm so sorry about your fourth loss! May God comfort you and continue to provide the peace that will carry you through this. You're not alone.

June1 said...

Matushka Anna, this is Pamela L. from ProLifeBook. I was hoping for your permission to use a photo of Innocent today. I may have to show it to a friend who is twelve weeks pregnant and thinking of aborting her child. Innocent is probably the most stunning twelve-week-old baby I've ever seen, so I'm hoping once she sees how big the baby actually is and how perfectly formed, she changes her mind. Please do let me know as soon as humanly possible! Thank you! :)

Matushka Anna said...

Pamela, of course you may show her the photos of Innocent. If you need additional ones (details, additional views) please email me and let me know and I can send them to you. I have very, very clear shots of Andrew as well (and we suspect he may have been closer to 12 weeks than 13 but we're not sure) that I could send you. Just email me at lostinnocentsorthodox@gmail.com

Monica said...

Thank you for the comforting site. You helped me grove and know what to expect in our loss.

Monica said...

grieve (not grove)

By the way, we are practically neighbors. My husband is a deacon in Louisiana.

Matushka Anna said...

I'm glad it was helpful, Monica. (Come see us sometime!!)

pixiedust913 said...

Thank you for your straight forward, but still gentle & compassionate approach to miscarriage. I came across your site (and a couple others) several weeks ago, long before anything was wrong. A week and a half ago at 17 weeks 3 days I began to suspect something was wrong, and at my appointment last Thursday we found that my baby's heart had stopped. I was sent to the hospital for an induction and had him on Friday 8/16. He was my 4th child and 1st miscarriage. It has very possibly been the hardest thing I ever have or will have to deal with and I'm grateful for the information I came across on your site that helped prepare me a little bit. I'd love to share my experience/ pictures with you if I could, but I'm not sure how that works...

Matushka Anna said...

Pixiedust, I'm so very sorry for the loss of your son. May his memory be eternal! You can feel free to email me at lostinnocentsorthodox@gmail.com. I'd be honored to share your story and photos.

Katie Adams said...

I just lost my baby boy after 12 weeks of pregnancy. It has been the hardest experience of my life, both physically and emotionally. I had decided not to have a d&c, to stay home and let nature take its course. I wanted to be as prepared as possible for what was about to happen, so I started researching online looking for a clue as to what I might go through and what my baby would look like. Finding your blog and seeing the pictures was extremely helpful. Also, knowing that so many other women had gone through the same thing gave me comfort. Thank you so much for your blog and I also want to thank everyone for sharing their stories and pictures.

Matushka Anna said...

Katie,

I'm so very sorry for the loss of your son. I'm glad this site was of some help and comfort. ((Hugs))

Anonymous said...

This site was extremely helpful with understanding what to expect and how to prepare for/recognize my baby. I appreciate having it as a resource during one of the toughest moments in my life. God bless all the brave mothers who were strong enough to share their pictures and experiences.