"Miscarriage or spontaneous abortion is the spontaneous end of a pregnancy at a stage where the embryo or fetus is incapable of surviving independently. Miscarriage is the most common complication of early pregnancy. Spontaneous abortion is a frequently used clarification to distinguish this natural process from an induced abortion" (citation).
Though there are several things that can cause miscarriage, many times the cause is unknown. Sometimes chromosomal abnormalities lead nature to "spontaneously abort" the fetus. Some doctors say this is simply nature's way of correcting a problem that was beyond repair by medicine. Unfortunately, this offers little comfort to mothers of angel babies.
Tiffanie Herne is one such mother; a mother to two angel babies, Kaitlin and Sage. In 2007, Tiffanie was experiencing a difficult pregnancy, but at 29 weeks gestation, she was thinking she would make it through to deliver a healthy child. But, little Kaitlin was born then with a host of problems. Tiffanie reports, "Kaitlin opened my eyes to the world of infant loss, and yes it's a whole
world. People feel isolated, alone, and forgotten. We desperately hold
on to the memories of our babies because often times it's all we have." Tiffanie felt the loss of her child poignantly, and when she spoke with other mothers who had early term miscarriages, which are more common, she was very touched by their losses and her relationship to the feelings.
Tiffanie also shared the story of the loss of her beloved Sage. "In 2012 I had a second loss and now feel the need even more deeply (if
that is possible). My second loss, Sage, was an early first trimester
loss (a blighted ovum to be exact). I have an ultrasound picture but
it's just of an empty sac. No baby was ever there to be seen. I can now
relate even more to my customers who have had miscarriages...and I do
cherish my tiny reminders of the baby that never grew."
Tiffanie invites other people to share their stories with her. Tiffanie is a kind and loving person, willing to lend an ear and a shoulder.
Please feel free to connect with Tiffanie on Facebook or visit her website for much more of her amazing works! Or, if you prefer, you may reach Tiffanie via email.