Human Parts
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Human Parts

Lived Through This

What I Learned About Survival When My Baby Died

How an experience 17 years ago prepped me for the pandemic

InIn the early days of February 2003, the amniotic sac in my uterus ruptured. It came as a spurt of viscous fluid soaking my sheets in the wee gloomy hours of a morning. At 12 weeks pregnant, nothing about that puddle was a good…



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Kim Cooper Findling

Fifth-generation Oregonian and writer, editor, publisher, author, mother. Essay is my favorite form. Beach is my favorite place.