Emily Lacroix is a nonprofit professional, lover of national parks, and semi-secret crochet enthusiast living in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and rainbow daughter. Like 5-10% of women, Emily has polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), which required fertility support and years of trying to become pregnant. Their first daughter, Mary Francis, was born at 23 weeks after a combination of multiple subchorionic hemorrhages and an incompetent cervix. Five months later, she became pregnant with her rainbow daughter, had a cervical cerclage placed at 13 weeks, and delivered a long anticipated living child at 38 weeks via c-section. The incredible and unreal 24 hour experience of learning their first child would be born early, followed by a challenging birth that their daughter did not survive, and then spending seven perfect hours loving and cherishing each moment with their deceased newborn was life changing and upending in a way the couple could not have imagined. The hospital did an exceptional job of nurturing the couple through the traumatic experience, with NILMDTS photos, hand and footprints, a homemade blanket and cap, and compassionate nursing staff. It was the desire to make sense of the tremendous loss and seek support from other parents that brought Emily to Pregnancy After Loss Support. The strength and wisdom of the PALS community provided the needed support and safe space during Emily’s rainbow pregnancy, and has continued to be a resource as she now navigates parenting both her rainbow and angel daughters.