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If you are pregnant now, or were pregnant when your partner passed, you'll find others here who share your story.
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Latest Activity: Jun 25
Hello to those who have recently joined this group. This month marks 13 years since Matthew died, just 2 weeks after we found out we were expecting our first child.
I periodically come on Widowed Village to read through threads, especially the Pregnant Widows stories/comments. In some ways it’s like digging up all the pain again, reliving those first weeks, months. But I need to do it.
I don’t remember a lot of the first couple of years after Matthew died. Pregnancy, birth, my daughter’s first year—it’s all fuzzy. (It’s a very good thing there are a lot of photos.) I was on auto-pilot, trying to survive. I buried my grief until I got to a time and place when I could deal with it. So I didn’t really begin grieving until about 5 years out. And the process continues to this day. It will never end.
Everyone does this thing differently. There is no right or wrong. All of it sucks, nothing about what we have to go through is fair. Each of us has a unique journey, but what we all have in common is that we get through the best we can, knowing we are not alone in our journey.
Love to each of you and your sweet children (and children-to-be),
I just found this group through a fellow widowed friend. My husband passed away in a car accident last 4th of July...I was 40 weeks pregnant...three days later (July 7, 2017) I gave birth to our first child, a baby girl. It’s been SO difficult finding people to relate/understand such a tragic situation so I’m very grateful to have come across this group. Just looking for words of advice on how you coped after such life altering events. Even though it’s been a little over 10 months now, it still feels just like yesterday...that and the fact that my husbands one year passing mark and daughters first birthday are coming up are bringing on a whole different array of emotions...any advice would be much appreciated...thank all!
I’m new here and just wanted to say hi. My husband passed 2 months ago today. Two weeks later I delivered our baby boy. I also have a little girl who turns 2 next month. I didn’t realize when I started writing this that there would be so many twos in my first paragraph!
Anyway, just wanted to see who else is out there that might be familiar with my circumstances. Looking forward to connecting with some of you.
I've always had a soft spot for the pregnant widowed ...
Many prayers for you & your child ...
My name is Susan and I lost my husband when pregnant in 2009 years ago just as this group was evolving. I now have a 9 year old daughter (CRAZY!) and brighter days do lie ahead. That said, I know how insanely gut wrenching this situation is and the pain recedes but never goes away - we merely adjust to the loss and gratefully learn how a new life can offer us new inspiration for hope and love. Feel free to reach out to me via email or through this site and I'll check in -
Best,Susan K. [email protected]
Thanks for reaching out Suzo and Kenna'sMomma! Knowing you're out there hrlps.
My husband died in 2011 when I was two months pregnant. My daughter just turned 6 so it's not as fresh for me, but I'm around if you need to talk/vent. I'm so sorry you're here (not a group you'd ever choose to join) but glad you found widowed village. It was a huge help to me.
I am glad you found this place for encouragement—widowed village/Soaring Spirits wasn’t around yet when my husband died, but has since become a lifesaver for me!
I was so encouraged to see this group, but now I see there hasn't been any activity in two years.
Is anyone out there???
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