Erin Kuhn-Krueger

About Erin Kuhn-Krueger

Erin Kuhn-Krueger is a 5x miscarriage survivor (including a daughter, Baby Krueger, at 16 weeks 6 days), and a 2x stillbirth survivor (twins, Sarah and Benjamin, at 20 weeks 5 days). After her 4th loss, Erin created the blog and resource portal, Will CarryOn, for those experiencing baby loss, and learning to live and survive life after loss. She writes from the heart, touching on oft-taboo subjects, showcasing the struggles, determination and hope that have kept her (and her husband) together, and moving forward. She believes the more people talk about baby loss, the less alone those walking a similar path will feel. Erin received a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication from Drake University where she studied advertising and marketing. She uses her personal experiences and marketing background to shape her advocacy work and community outreach in the adoption, loss and infertility arena. In addition to her writing, Erin also works as the Community Outreach Director for The Blossom Method, a center providing therapeutic support and counseling for infertility, miscarriage, stillbirth, baby loss, pregnancy after loss, postpartum depression, and more. Erin and her husband, Aaron, live in Chicago, and are parents of a son, C, by way of domestic adoption (May 2013), and another son, J, after successfully carrying a pregnancy to term (August 2014). You can find her on Twitter, and follow Will CarryOn on Twitter and Facebook.

The Importance of Family in Pregnancy After Loss

When we got the call that we were matched for a possible adoption two weeks after we lost Sarah and Benjamin, we told no one. Six weeks later, that match fell through, and our decision was validated. We held in the news that we were chosen by our son's birthparents until about a week before his [...]

By | 2017-01-10T12:56:13+00:00 January 10th, 2017|Adoption, Emotional Health, Pregnancy|11 Comments

What Makes a Family?

"Oh, they're brothers. So they were adopted together?" This was the question Aaron and I were recently asked during a school-related meeting for our older son. It is fascinating to me (and often times enraging), that people think this way. We have two living sons. Of course they are brothers. Yes, one came to us through [...]

By | 2016-12-13T10:20:17+00:00 December 13th, 2016|Adoption, Parenting After Loss|3 Comments

Holding onto Hope: The Cubs, World Series and Pregnancy After Loss

Every year come April, as baseball season starts, I tell myself: This is the year! This is the year that the Chicago Cubs will finally go all of the way! It doesn't matter if it is completely obvious that this isn't the case. I hope, and I believe. I've cheered on season after season, many fading from existence [...]

By | 2016-11-08T07:47:44+00:00 November 8th, 2016|Parenting After Loss, Pregnancy|2 Comments

The Joy and Wonder of Parenting after Pregnancy Loss

One loss became two, became three, became four, became five, became seven. The calendar turned from 2008 to 2009 to 2010 to 2011 to 2012 to 2013. 5 miscarriages. 2 stillbirths. 1 failed adoption match. 5 years. At several points along the way, the doubt of ever being able to parent swept over Aaron and [...]

By | 2016-10-13T17:07:35+00:00 September 13th, 2016|Adoption, Parenting After Loss|1 Comment

The Emotions of the Positive Pregnancy Test After Loss

I still have J's positive pregnancy test. Is that weird? He turns 2 this weekend, and it's still something I look at every day. I'm not sure why, but I keep it in the medicine cabinet just behind my toothpaste. So I see it every day, twice a day. Perhaps to the average folks out there it [...]

By | 2016-10-13T17:07:52+00:00 August 9th, 2016|Parenting After Loss, Pregnancy|1 Comment

Finding Perspective: The Adoption Home Study

"Anyone" can have a baby, but we have to fill out fire escape route forms. When we decided to move forward with the adoption process, one of the first things we had to do was to complete a home study. We had visions of someone coming over with white gloves and a magnifying glass inspecting [...]

Don’t Wish Your Pregnancy Away

The hardest thing to do as a pregnant woman after loss, is being a pregnant woman after loss. It's not one thing. It's everything. I spent my entire 6th pregnancy somewhere between wonder and hope, but mostly in fear. Looking back now, knowing it was likely my last, I wish I would've enjoyed it more. Yes, I [...]

By | 2016-10-13T17:09:20+00:00 April 12th, 2016|Courageous Mama, Pregnancy, Tips from PAL Moms|2 Comments

Fight for your Right: The Importance of Advocating for Yourself

© Ade Oshineye via Flickr At the 6 week check-up after we lost Baby Krueger (our fourth, and at the time, most devastating loss at 16w6d) our OB told us that there was no medical reason why we shouldn't try again. He also told us that he would understand if we didn't want [...]