Tracy’s Bump Day Blog, Week 25: Reaching 25 Weeks

I am 25 weeks pregnant with my third child. Reading this sentence alone could be unremarkable for some, but it could be loaded for those who are trying to conceive, those who have experienced pregnancy/infant/child loss, or anyone at any point in his or her own parenthood journey for any number of reasons. For me, [...]

Pregnancy After Loss Support’s Most-Read Articles of 2017

Photo by Juja Han on Unsplash What a year it's been at PALS (Pregnancy After Loss Support)! We became a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization this summer and launched the new PALS MeetUps, all while continuing all of our other support services. We look forward to reaching even more Courageous Mamas in 2018! One of the ways we support [...]

Being Pregnant after Loss for the Holidays

Being pregnant during the holiday season comes with its own ups and downs. The highlights might include feeling a little freer to indulge in sweets, sharing the news (in a creative way) with family, or having extra time to take off from the normal stresses of life (and a PAL). However, some of these things [...]

Twenty-One and Six

On this day of my first pregnancy (21 weeks, 6 days) Odin was born. When you’re living in the dark timeline, the one that begins when your child’s life ends and yours continues, it’s hard to ignore these types of landmarks and dates. They’re the ones that remind you, despite the happiness or contentment you’re [...]

By |2017-12-03T20:48:21+00:00December 3rd, 2017|2nd Trimester, Pregnancy|0 Comments

5 Things to Do for Yourself After a Miscarriage

After my miscarriages, my whole world turned upside down. My heart, my mind and my body had changed—and I really didn’t know what my new normal looked like. In the midst of all the pain and unknowns, I knew I needed to take care of myself and create a safe place to grieve and heal. [...]

By |2017-09-21T08:52:28+00:00September 21st, 2017|1st Trimester, 2nd Trimester|0 Comments

Laura’s Bump Blog, Week 29 – Why I Did It.

Believe it or not, there are some out there today that would be questioning something hundreds of thousands of pregnant women likely did today – viewed the eclipse. There are legends/myths/stories throughout many cultures that said that pregnant women should NOT be outside during an eclipse, and it would result in everything from crooked joints [...]

By |2017-08-21T15:29:11+00:00August 21st, 2017|2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Pregnancy after Loss as a See-Saw

As a kid, a popular playground activity was the see-saw: a simplistic device that promotes relationships and excitement. We would take turns going up and down in either a rhythmic way or erratically to promote the most thrills. I loved the metronome-like quality of it as it was almost hypnotic for me. Recently, I began [...]

Laura’s Bump Day Blog, Week 27 – What Makes Us Stronger

Look, this opinion might change in a few weeks. I get that. The closer I get to the end, the closer I get to the dreaded Week 35, the more I know my anxiety will build. But today – today I can type with ease these words to all of you: It. Gets. Easier. This [...]

By |2017-08-07T14:49:01+00:00August 7th, 2017|2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog|0 Comments

Laura’s Bump Day Blog, Week 26 – Slowing Down

My midwife said this would happen. At my last visit a few weeks ago, I told her I was in the glory days of pregnancy. My energy was peak, I was exercising again, I felt awesome. I registered for a triathlon next month. My family was eating delicious, home-cooked meals every night. She just smiled [...]

The Surprise

Three years ago, my body did the impossible- it gave birth to a live, healthy baby. She wasn’t miscarried at 12 weeks like my first pregnancy. She wasn’t stillborn at 33 weeks like my second pregnancy. She was alive and screaming and full of life, and still is, something I will never take for granted. [...]

By |2017-07-27T12:35:17+00:00July 28th, 2017|2nd Trimester, Parenting After Loss, Pregnancy|0 Comments