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Mary M. Murry, R.N., C.N.M.read biographyclose window
Mary M. Murry, R.N., C.N.M.Mary M. Murry, R.N., C.N.M.
Mary Murry is a certified nurse-midwife in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.
Murry, a Cincinnati native, has been a nurse-midwife practitioner for more than 20 years and is an instructor at the College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic. She was a contributing reviewer and writer of the "Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy" book.
Her research interests include adult female survivors of sexual abuse, women's perception of pain in labor, and obesity in pregnancy.
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Revisiting pregnancy loss
By Mary M. Murry, R.N., C.N.M.
I'm so glad that women are using this blog as a place to share their sorrow and pain regarding pregnancy loss. It's proof that you're never alone and there are others who've been where you are now.
I've been thinking a lot lately about the loss of a baby, especially from a miscarriage. During Victorian times, photographs of the dead and other tokens — such as a locket containing a loved one's hair — often served as tangible reminders of lost loved ones. With miscarriage, however, there's often no tangible reminder. Sometimes all you're left with is the knowledge that there was a baby and his or her existence made a difference in your life. In some cases, though, you may be offered a token or memento from a lost pregnancy. If you're offered such a gift, take it — even if at the time you don't want to see anything that would remind you of your loss. Perhaps someday the memento will bring you a sense of healing or peace.
The journey of healing from pregnancy loss may be short or it may seem never-ending. Let others reach out to you. If given the chance, reach out to others. You don't have to do this alone.blog index