This afternoon (Dec. 15th, 2010) I was standing in the line with my groceries when I noticed the headline "Kendra Loses Her Baby!" complete with the subtitle "Tragic news!" With tears springing to my eyes I opened the pages to find out how far along in her pregnancy she was, and if they knew why the baby died. I was horrified to find out that she hadn't been pregnant and that her living son was alive and well, and all that had happened was that she sent him to live with is father. I admit I was livid.
On May 1st, 2006, I was 38 weeks and 1 day pregnant with my first child, a daughter to be named Cora Rei. I had an ultrasound that day and my doctor told me that her heart was no longer beating. I was induced the next morning and I gave birth to her lifeless body which I later handed the director of a funeral home and I never saw her again. I have 3 pictures. I lost my baby.
I asked those standing around me in line (the store was very busy) and every one of them said that they'd assumed that she was pregnant again and had miscarried. I do not believe that this is some misunderstanding because the phrase "to lose" someone is commonly used to signify the death of the person in question. This is an egregious misrepresentation of the truth that is at best disgusting, and at worst an unfeeling mockery of the pain of hundreds of thousands of grieving women who actually have lost their child(ren). It should be acknowledged and corrected.
You should be ashamed of yourselves.