Exhale: A Literary Magazine just published their spring edition online. The focus of the spring edition is experiences on the roller coaster of infertility and life after babyloss. Exhale is a unique quarterly literary magazine written for and by ordinary people who have faced extraordinary obstacles to getting (or staying) knocked up, or who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death. Founded in 2008 by Monica LeMoine, Exhale has become a space for creative expression. We seek out the gritty humor and complexities of discovering that producing a child isn’t as easy as our society would have us believe. Without succumbing to the belief that a person’s self-worth and happiness are defined reproductive achievement, we recognize and validate the vast array of perspectives and emotions associated with pregnancy/infant loss and infertility issues.
An excerpt from their Spring edition:
Sharing My Fears on Grief’s Roller Coaster By Kristin Binder: I like to think that I had no idea. I like to think that it was not until hearing the words, “something is very, very wrong with your baby,” that my ticket onto this ride had been torn, and my fate had been sealed. Now, having spent over two years replaying every detail of my daughter’s birth, and subsequent death, over in my mind, I have come to realize that even before I knew what was happening, I was already on the loading platform, waiting for my car to arrive..