Lindsey Henke

About Lindsey Henke

Lindsey Henke is the founder and Executive Director of Pregnancy After Loss Support, writer, clinical social worker, wife, and most importantly a mother to two beautiful daughters and one sweet-cheeked baby boy. Tragically, her oldest daughter, Nora was stillborn after a healthy full-term pregnancy in December of 2012. Since then, she has turned to writing on her blog, Still Breathing. Lindsey was featured as Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine’s Knocked Up Blogger during her pregnancy with her second daughter, Zoe, who was born healthy and alive in March of 2014. Her writing about life after loss has been featured on Still Standing Magazine, Listen to Your Mother, Scary Mommy, Healthline, Postpartum Progress, and The New York Times. Lindsey can be reached by email.

Facts about Pregnancy After Loss

At Pregnancy After Loss Support, we work diligently to stay abreast of the latest research that is relevant to pregnancy after loss. We've created this infographic to share some of the basic facts about pregnancy after loss with our community and those who may need educating on the experience of pregnancy after loss. You may embed the infographic on your own website or blog by copying the code below the infographic.

9 Ways to Honor Pregnancy, Infant & Child Loss Month While Pregnant or Parenting After Loss

Two years ago, when I was pregnant with Zoe during the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance month of October, I found it important for me to create space for and remember Nora while simultaneously preparing to bring life back into the world. It was a challenge to walk that fine line of grief and joy [...]

By | 2017-10-02T17:32:21+00:00 October 6th, 2015|Emotional Health, Pregnancy, The First Year|2 Comments

What the PAL Mom Packs in Her Hospital Bag

When I was pregnant the first time with my daughter who was stillborn, I remember packing my hospital bag around the seven month mark. I included her cute little take home outfit, pajamas for me and some for my husband along with nursing bras and the outfit I too would wear home from the hospital. [...]

By | 2016-10-13T17:12:57+00:00 September 30th, 2015|3rd Trimester, Birth, Pregnancy|0 Comments

What Mark Zuckerberg Got Right in His Pregnancy After Loss Announcement and What the Media Missed

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan's pregnancy announcement. (Photo: Facebook/Mark Zuckerberg) In light of Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s honest and moving pregnancy announcement last week on Facebook, pregnancy loss has been given the added recognition from mainstream media that it deserves. Zuckerberg’s pregnancy announcement was a beautiful example of the complexities that come [...]

By | 2016-10-13T17:14:06+00:00 August 7th, 2015|2nd Trimester, 3rd Trimester, Emotional Health, Pregnancy, TTC|1 Comment

Nothing is Guaranteed and That’s What Makes You Courageous

It happened again. It happens more than you might think. It happens weekly. It happened today. A baby died. Not just any baby, but a "rainbow baby." Not mine. Someone else's. A courageous PALS mama just like me lost her hope, her joy, her breath, her life, her baby. Words are lost on me. My body [...]

By | 2016-10-13T17:14:16+00:00 July 22nd, 2015|Loss After Loss|0 Comments

Book Review: Pregnancy After a Loss

Pregnancy after a Loss: A Guide to Pregnancy after a Miscarriage, Stillbirth, or Infant Death by Carol Cirulli Lanham If there was ever a “What to Expect While Expecting after a Loss” this book would be it! Written over 15 years ago, it still rings true to the emotional experience of the mom trying to [...]

14 Pieces of Advice for Moms by Moms Pregnant Again After Loss

1. Surrender Let the emotions--all of them--wash over you.  Surrender into the dark and dreary times.  Let yourself fall prey to the grief, the sadness and even the fear.  They will not stay forever.  But remember to also embrace the joy, even though it may be hard to find. Do not resist your feelings for [...]

What I Want You to Know about Pregnancy After Loss

My first baby died. Yes, she died, after a perfect 40-week, full term pregnancy.  She died from an E.coli infection.  Nothing could be done. Then seven months after she died I was pregnant again. When I looked down at the pregnancy test on that warm Minnesota July afternoon I did not jump for joy or [...]

Dear Courageous Mama Parenting Her Baby Born After a Loss

Dear Courageous Mama Parenting Her Baby Born After a Loss, I want you to know that I am right here with you. Right now I am 10 months into parenting my baby girl born after my other one that died. You know what? I have a hard time telling you this… But it hasn’t always [...]

What the New Mom to a Baby Born after a Loss Needs Her Friends and Loved Ones to Know

I might be gone for a while. Bringing home a new baby is a life changing and sacred experience. Now double that with bringing home a baby after your other one dies, and it seems twice as sacred. So please just give me some time and space to savor these first few days with this [...]

By | 2016-10-13T17:17:51+00:00 February 3rd, 2015|Reader Favorites, The First Year|16 Comments