In 2016, Lauren and her husband EJ were pregnant for the first time. As most young couples who are trying to have their first child, they were full of joy and extremely excited. A few weeks later, Lauren went for an ultrasound and that's when she heard for the first time the words "there's no heartbeat".
This was the beginning of a long journey for the couple. As of now - in December 2021 - they experienced a total of 8 miscarriages, with many hospitalizations and surgeries.
Lauren talks openly and vulnerably about this journey, the pain, the doubts, the challenges, the obstacles they both had to face to bring a new life to this world.
This year Lauren and her husband decided to try IVF, and we are happy to let you know that she is currently pregnant and due in June 2022. If you are reading this, send all the love that you can to Lauren and the little baby she is carrying.
The topic of infant loss is important for us. We have been affected by it and shared our experience already in October 2020. It happens to millions of people around the world, every single day. But it still remains a taboo.
Thank you so much to Lauren for sharing this intimate conversation with us. It requires a lot of strength and courage to do so.
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