Heather’s Bump Day Vlog, Weeks 8-11: Early Anxiety

Join me as I share the ups and downs of my pregnancy after loss through PALS new Bump Day Vlog. In this first video, I chronicle my appointments and early anxiety during weeks 8-11 of my pregnancy. https://youtu.be/0Jgezxj643s

By |2018-02-22T13:49:41-04:00February 22nd, 2018|10weeks, 11weeks, 1st Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Oh, How Far We’ve Come

When I think back to what I was like in the early days after my loss, I barely recognize that person. I have grown and changed so much in the seven-and-a-half-years since my second child, Zachary, died in my arms moments after birth. At dinner tonight, my daughter Hannah pulled out a question card from [...]

Laura’s Bump Day Blog, Week 10 – Asking for What You Need

While a second rainbow pregnancy is in no way easy, I’m finding there are certainly things that are easier – and one of those is asking for what I need (which, in summary, is reassurance at my every whim). Taking a step back, with my first rainbow, I had the same care team that delivered [...]

By |2017-04-10T16:13:09-04:00April 10th, 2017|10weeks, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Mikey’s Bump Day Blog, Week 10: A Quarter of the Way There

I can hardly believe that we are now ¼ of the way through this pregnancy. Where did the past 10 weeks go? Each day and week that passes by becomes a little more real with every mini-milestone accomplished on this long journey. Last week my husband and I were so fortunate to see a healthy [...]

By |2017-02-28T11:35:39-04:00February 28th, 2017|10weeks, 1st Trimester, Bump Day Blog, Pregnancy|0 Comments

Heather’s Bump Day Blog, Week 10: My People

It happened quickly and was completely unexpected. I had a minimal ache in my pelvic area, only lasting a few seconds. The rational part of my brain didn’t give that small twinge a second thought. The last couple months have been full of healthy, baby-growing aches and pains. Most of them more uncomfortable than the [...]

By |2016-10-13T17:12:16-04:00October 29th, 2015|10weeks, 1st Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

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 [...]

“Everything Changes Once You Have Kids”

I was standing in line at the bank the other day and the man in front of me kept turning around to look at me. Not in a creepy, checking-me-out kind of way - his eyes would always be gazing down, catching a glimpse at my now 34-week belly. Eventually he said, “When are you [...]

My Pregnancy After Loss Bill of Rights

1) I have the right to grieve my child or children that have died and/or the previous pregnancies I have lost. I have the right to be sad about my loss(es) during my current pregnancy. 2) I have the right to be scared, anxious and afraid. I already know what it is like to lose. [...]

Hyedi’s Bump Day Blog, Week 10: Waiting For That Sigh of Relief

I’m pregnant! It still feels strange to say or type that. Even during the few encounters when my husband and I shared our news, I’ve rarely spoken those words out loud. This time around, texting or emailing feels more comfortable. Or via a phone call. In person feels like too much pressure. Let me back [...]

By |2016-10-13T17:18:10-04:00January 13th, 2015|10weeks, 1st Trimester, Bump Day Blog, Pregnancy|4 Comments