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Pregnancy Loss Remembrance Day -- Sharing your Story

Over the past year or so, I've been very open about my journey with pregnancy loss. Blogging about my losses has helped me to find a support system and heal. Last August, I made the decision to talk about something that is often kept so quiet, and I've learned that even on the internet, people feel guilty for sharing. And through this, I've heard from so many of you, thanking me for sharing and sharing your own experiences with me. 

But, I realize that not everyone is so lucky to have this outlet. And I want to change that -- at least for small time. October 15 is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. During that week, I would like to host guest post from anyone who is interested in sharing their pregnancy or infant loss story -- either anonymously or under your name. You don't need to be a blogger or a writer, you just need to want to share. I will run the post during the week of October 15. 

I made this announcement a couple weeks ago on Facebook, and received an amazing response, so hopefully we will have a few posts. However, if we get more, I will make sure every person gets their chance to be heard. 

If you are interested in participating, please email me at thekavanaughreport @ gmail . com {just make sure to take out the spaces!} I will ask that all submissions be completed by October 10. 



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