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Pregnant Widows

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: Feb 1, 2017

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Comment by Kane on March 26, 2011 at 2:11pm

Erin,

I am from Calgary, Canada and knew of your story, I tried to email you through the obituary but not sure if you ever got my message.  Hope we can stay in touch, are you also on FB?

Denise

Comment by Kane on March 26, 2011 at 2:09pm

Sorry you are here, but welcome.  I was 6 months pregnant with our 3rd baby (I have 2 boys 5 and 4 now, and my daughter is 14 months) when my husband collapsed after running a race, he had myocarditis and we never knew.  I am 18 months out today and agree, the taking care of a newborn and grieving has been the hardest, darkest time in my life!  So much joy yet so much sadness.  I wonder how she will feel to never have been held by him, never have a picture with him (both our boys have lots of picture with their dad - of course!)  The first year was so hard and I have no family here, but great support from our friends!  Welcome here, hope you can find some support and know you are understood.  Email whenever you need to chat.

Denise

Comment by Erin on March 26, 2011 at 1:52pm
Hi there. I was 7 months pregnant when my husband and I were hit by a car driven by someone on drugs. My husband was killed instantly, but thank goodness my little one remained safe in the womb. She is now five months old, and it has been a real struggle to balance meeting the needs of a newborn with meeting my needs as a grieving widow. I feel a lot of pain when I think about the fact that she will grow up without a Dad, and worry that I could never be enough parent for her. My husband was thrilled to be a Dad, and he didn't even get to meet our sweet little girl.
Comment by Kane on March 3, 2011 at 11:54am
Wow we are a small group, but rare I think. 
Comment by jeri on March 3, 2011 at 9:49am
I was 10 weeks pregnant with my first baby when my husband was killed in a car accident on his way home. It's been almost 4 years since then. At around age 2 or 2 1/2 my son started asking about his father. He has had more than just me as a parent but realized he was missing something when fathers picked up their kids from daycare. I still don't have any idea how to answer his questions but try to keep his fathers memory alive for him as much as possible.
Comment by Kane on February 1, 2011 at 8:06am
Was 6 months pregnant with our 3rd baby when my husband died very suddenly.  Also have 5 and 4 year old, who miss their Dad terribly and want a new Dad now!  Trying to get through each day, its tough with 3.  But I made it through the first year by myself of our daughters life and that is amazing.
Comment by uswithoutyou on January 10, 2011 at 7:19pm
I was 9 months pregnant when my husband was diagnosed with a brain tumor and our daughter was 10 days old when he died.  He only lived 22 days and in that time I had our daughter via c-section.  Needless to say, the craziest 22 days of my life.
 

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