Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness :: Personal Experiences from Duluth Moms


If you have personally experienced loss, we are so deeply sorry and we want you to know you are not alone. Here is a collection of 15 stories written by nine different moms in Duluth. If you yourself have not experienced loss, I still encourage you to read through a few pieces. Hearing the different experiences and perspectives will help you be a more supportive and caring friend, neighbor, and family member. You can still take part in lessening the stigma attached to miscarriages and loss by making yourself aware. 

{We recognize that miscarriages in pregnancy are often linked to infertility journeys as well, but we chose to focus on loss in this collection of posts. If you would like to read about moms personal experiences with infertility, we encourage you to use the search bar function on the top right side of our website- just type in “infertility”}


The Collection

A Miscarriage During a Pandemic

I Am One in a Hundred: The Statistic of Having Three Miscarriages

Miscarriage: A Full Circle Experience

So, When Are You Going to Have Kids?

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month: Another Perspective

The Question You Should Never Ask

I’m Sorry For What I Said When I Was Infertile

Embracing Friendship with a Loss Mama

Hope and Hurt: Pregnancy After Loss

Coping with Child Loss: Ray’s Story

Coping with Child Loss: Can Your Relationship Survive?

Coping with Child Loss: Helping Children Grieve

Dearest Fresh Loss Mama

Over the Bridge and Under the Rainbow: Life on the Other Side of Infertility and Loss

A Way to Honor and Remember Pregnancy and Infant Losses –The Duluth Mom “Forever Remembered” wall


Local Remembrance Events

Spaces by Blue Arrow – on October 15th from 10am-6:30pm stop in and purchase a cookie or a sweatshirt as a way to show support for River, and remember a loss of your own.

Candle Light Vigil with The Duluth Angel of Hope – Sunday October 17th

World Candle Vigil – people all around the world will be lighting candles at 7pm (for at least an hour) on October 15th, creating a “Wave of Light” in remembrance of losses.

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Andrea Jang
A lake girl at heart, Andrea is thrilled to be a Duluthian! She lives in the Hillside with her husband, daughter (plus two angel babies that are with them in spirit), and two rescue pups. As a bi-racial and multicultural family, they have hopes and dreams of visiting her husband’s family in South Korea someday soon. Tiny joys that make her heart happy include: doodling, searching for sea glass, coffee with friends, fiber art, plants, a good vintage thrift find, music and great food & drinks. She also finds purpose in serving on the Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Justice (DEIJ) committee at her daughter’s school, and also on City Mom Collective’s Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) committee. You will find her building community, connections and friendships in the northland as the owner of Duluth Mom. She invites you to visit her on Instagram or on LinkedIn.