Content warning: This article contains subject matter surrounding miscarriage and pregnancy loss.
Hi all! Its Caitlin here on the blog this week and I am so excited to be a new regular here!
I live in Alberta with my husband, our 18 month old daughter, Aileen, and our 5 pets. I love all things Lil Helper, but also crafting, gardening, and animals. I’m also a preschool teacher and I can’t wait to talk about all things kids and life!
This week I’m sharing my thoughts on one of the big first trimester questions – when should I tell people I’m pregnant?
I’m currently 14 weeks pregnant and anxiously waiting for those lovely first trimester symptoms to ease. Its been about 10 weeks of nausea and complete exhaustion. There is no glow here. If I’m being honest, I don’t enjoy being pregnant, and I’m not good at it. Particularly, the secret-keeping part, because, with my symptoms, this pregnancy has been written all over my face since about 5 weeks.
Hi everyone. Tamara here!
As many of you likely know, October is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness month. As parents ourselves, Pregnancy and Infant Loss is a subject very near and dear to the hearts of everyone at Lil Helper. In fact, after a chance encounter with a very special customer on Facebook in 2016, our CEO Mohammed introduced a Guarantee Policy unique to Lil Helpers to address this very issue– The God Forbid Guarantee.
Hi guys. Tamara here. Did you know that up to 15% of couples experience infertility?
I’ll bet that if I asked if anyone close to you had ever dealt with infertility you would say yes. As common as infertility is, and even though taboos around it are dissipating, it can still be very hard to know what to say to a friend with infertility if you have never experienced it yourself.
I tried for 7 years to have my beautiful son. In that time I watched my friends have their first, second, and even third children while I longed for my first. It was an extremely difficult time of my life and I know all too well how much well-intentioned, but misguided words from loved ones can sting.
I’m here today to help you navigate this delicate subject and offer some advice on what to say to a friend with infertility (and definitely what not say).