The Trying Times

Community e-Newsletter and Reproductive Warrior in San Diego, California

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The Trying Times is a monthly e-newsletter which seeks to amplify voices from within the reproductive trauma community.


Reproductive trauma is a catch-all term encompassing:

Miscarriage, stillbirth, primary infertility, secondary infertility, high-risk pregnancy, pregnancy termination, traumatic delivery, birth differences, and pre- and postpartum depression and/or anxiety.

In other words, if your journey to parenthood hasn't been all sunshine and roses, you belong here :)

The Trying Times is curated by Lauren Cross whose hope is to create a humanist and intersectional collection of writing, poetry, art, quotations, and health resources to connect us and inspire us—and maybe even make us crack a smile on a particularly trying day.

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