Amanda Ross-White

About Amanda Ross-White

Amanda Ross-White’s first pregnancy ended in the stillbirth of her twins, Nathaniel and Samuel, in 2007. Since then, she has had two miscarriages, and two successful pregnancies, her daughter born safe in 2009 and her son in 2012. She is also the author of Joy at the End of the Rainbow: A Guide to Pregnancy After a Loss.

Recommendations on Reducing Stillbirths

The Australian government released their Report on Stillbirth Research and Education last month. It is a lengthy document, with 187 pages of research summaries, testimonies, and recommendations. The goal? To reduce the number of stillbirths and improve care to women and their families when they experience a stillbirth. While there was no specific focus on [...]

Great Resources for Dads

There isn’t enough attention paid to the Dads in the pregnancy after loss community. We are worried about, and rightly so, the women. They are enduring both the physical challenges of pregnancy, but also carry such a huge emotional burden. However, we know that our partners are struggling with their emotions too. Losing a child [...]

By |2018-12-09T18:22:36-04:00December 9th, 2018|For Dads, From Dads Who Know|0 Comments

I had a blighted ovum

I had a blighted ovum. What the heck is that anyway? This isn’t actually a medical term, but is used commonly to describe what happens when sperm meets egg and…nothing. A little egg sac develops, but nothing inside. I can’t say it was a baby, because it most definitely wasn’t. No heartbeat. No growth. Nothing [...]

How remembering your baby helps you bond with the next one

For too many women pregnant after a loss, there’s suddenly all this pressure to focus on the baby you have in your womb while ignoring or forgetting the one who came before. We have all known people who say: “You must be so happy you can put the past behind you!” or “So glad to [...]

By |2018-09-18T20:58:00-04:00September 18th, 2018|Emotional Health|0 Comments

Death by Delivery: Know the Risks

You probably saw the headlines, and if you’re a mom pregnant after loss in the US, (or any pregnant mom really!) they probably frightened you. USA Today did an investigative reporting piece on why the maternal mortality rate in the US is so high. The disturbing news is that approximately 700 women in the United [...]

You Wouldn’t Have Had Me, Would You?

“Mommy….If Nate and Sam were still alive, you wouldn’t have had me, would you?” A heartbreaking question from my little boy. Realistically, would I have had my rainbows if my sons had survived? Probably not. Maybe one of them, but definitely not both of them. I mean, you’d think the experience of having twin, toddler [...]

How long will this feeling of anxiety last?

It should probably come as no surprise that women in pregnancy after loss (PAL) have higher rates of anxiety and depression during their pregnancy than women who’ve never been pregnant before or women who have never had pregnancy loss. There’s been plenty of research that about 20-25% of women in PAL have anxiety, and another [...]