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The intent of this blog is to form an interactive community where parents of dead babies can come together and swap information, stories, tears, memories and encouragement. This is designed to be a neutral place. We are not religious nor are we anti-religious. Come as you are. You can sign the guest book, add your baby(ies) to the baby name memory list, review books on infant death, add warnings about movies and books that contain a dead baby, add your blog to our directory or a number of other things. Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or would like to see something added to this blog. Rule One: be kind to each other. We're all in this together. We all suffer and miss our babies madly.

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Thursday, July 9, 2009

What's that mean?? (a dictionary)

This is a sort of "dictionary" to help explain phrases and abbreviations commonly seen on blogs dealing with dead babies. Please feel free to add to it or let me know if I am wrong on something (using the comment section below).

Dead Baby Mommy/Daddy : Mommy or Daddy of a dead baby of any form (miscarriage, stillbirth, infant death, etc.)

DBM/DBD: Dead Baby Mommy / Dead baby Daddy

Phoenix Baby/Rainbow Baby: Subsequent pregnancy/baby following the loss of a previous pregnancy/baby.

Someone who "gets it": Those people who have experienced baby loss in some form.

IRL: In Real Life

DH/DD/DS: Dear Husband/Daughter/Son etc.

MIL/FIL/SIL/BIL: Mother-in-law, etc.

Stillborn: A child born dead, usually after 20 weeks gestation (or if you "delivered" at any stage).

Chemical Pregnancy: When the hormones are present and you're "pregnant" but no "baby" can be detected.

Induced: When labor is forced into starting using medical means.

Baby loss: Same as dead baby.

Blogosphere/Blogland: The eCommunity of blogs.

IVF: Invetro Fertilization

The Club: The Club you belong to if you have a dead baby.

Angelversary: The anniversary of a child's death who was born alive.

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