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10 Things I Felt Guilty about as a Pregnancy After Loss Mom

We all have mom guilt. When you are pregnant again after a loss mom guilt takes on a whole new and different meaning. It is a guilt that lives in the present but spans both worlds of life and death. It’s a strange kind of guilt to carry. Here are some things I often feel [...]

By | July 27th, 2016|0 Comments

10 Things No One Says to the Anxious Pregnancy After Loss Mom (But Probably Should)

During my pregnancy after loss I was SUPER anxious! And you know what, that is TOTALLY normal. A pregnancy that follows a loss is a unique experience, one where the joy of expecting a new baby is riddled with fear. You worry that this baby will die too, just like your previous baby did. It’s [...]

By | June 29th, 2016|2 Comments

A Rainbow, Not A Replacement

When my first baby died, I was obsessed with getting pregnant as quickly as possible.  The grief was so intense, I felt so empty, and I’m not getting any younger.  I worried a lot about others thinking of this baby as replacing my first child, and truthfully I worried that I might feel that way [...]

By | May 13th, 2016|4 Comments

The Isolette

We visited labor and delivery triage numerous times during both of my pregnancies. Each time, except one, they brought me to the room alone to make sure I was safe and not being abused at home. After they were assured that I was safe, my husband could join me. The one time they didn’t follow [...]

By | April 25th, 2016|3 Comments

14 Things No One Tells You About Bringing Home a Baby After Your Previous Baby Died

1. There will be triggers - Your new baby will be a trigger. I still have nights where Zoe, my baby born after a loss, falls asleep in my lap.  With her closed eyes and peaceful stance, she looks like her sister who never opened her eyes - just for a millisecond. It's terrifying and [...]

By | February 26th, 2016|7 Comments

Dear Courageous Mama…Pregnant with your Last Child after a Loss

Dear Courageous Mama...Pregnant with your Last Child after a Loss, Not that long ago,  I was you. I was standing where you are standing right now. I was pregnant with my rainbow baby, my LAST baby. I will not lie. As happy as I was, I was terrified too. Pregnancy after loss is not an easy [...]

By | February 12th, 2016|5 Comments