Katy Church to Host Infertility, Pregnancy Loss, Child Loss Support Event


May 3, 2021

By Natalie Cook Clark

A Katy church is launching a new ministry to support women experiencing infertility, pregnancy loss, and child loss. Now Katy woman can meet to share their stories and comfort each other and bring light to an otherwise dark and isolating subject.

Katy Woman Invited to Gather, Share Stories of Loss, Strength

Katy woman, who have ever experienced infertility, pregnancy loss, or child loss, are invited to “Made Known,” a new ministry at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church this Saturday, May 8, from 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. at their West Campus location (4700 1463.)

A Call to Support Through Life's Journey

Too often these topics are left undiscussed because of the grief and pain they involve, but Jesus calls us to be a church to support and love all people through the journey of life, even the heartbreaking paths our journey takes,” says Rev. Whitney Peper, who will lead the ministry.

Katy Moms Share their Heartbreak and Blessings

“Infertility and loss creates a darkness over you,” says Katy mom Tricia Embley. “For a long time, it was unspoken so women feel like we carry this burden over ourselves.”

The Embleys experienced multiple miscarriages, a stillborn, and a high-risk hospitalized pregnancy that resulted in a preemie. They are blessed with their miracle daughter.

“When I lost my baby at 20 weeks, I thought I would never, could never breathe again,” says Tamara Heredia, who lost her daughter when pregnant with triplets. She later went on to deliver her twins. “I know I am blessed with her two surviving siblings but even after almost two years I miss her every day,” she says

Heredia and her husband, Patrick always find a way to incorporate their angel, Robyn into their surviving children's lives.