Courageous Mama of the Month of March 2016

Last week during #PALAwareness week, we briefly introduced you to our Courageous Mama of the Month of March.... Julie Young! Here is her story: I am a Courageous Mama because I'm choosing to celebrate each day. In March of 2015 , after being married just two short months,  my husband and I learned we were [...]

By |2016-10-13T17:09:40+00:00March 22nd, 2016|Courageous Mama, Pregnancy|2 Comments

Courageous Mama of the Month of February 2016 – Final Words

As February draws to a close, we'd like to leave you with some final words from our Courageous Mama of the Month - Tracey Schlosser. We introduced you to Tracey a couple of weeks ago, and you can read her courageous story here.  Recently, we checked back in with Tracey, and this is what she [...]

By |2016-10-13T17:10:04+00:00February 29th, 2016|Courageous Mama|1 Comment

Courageous Mama of the Month of February 2016

Courageous Mama of the Month of February 2016 is ... Tracey Schlosser! Shortly after her submission, Tracey learned her little girl did not survive the transfer. I'm a courageous mama because I'm terrified, yet trying. As I sit here today writing this, I've just completed my first IVF transfer in hopes of conceiving [...]

By |2016-10-13T17:10:17+00:00February 15th, 2016|Courageous Mama, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dear PAL Mama… Who Wants to Celebrate

It’s harder to know how now, isn’t it? We all begin innocently enough. We pee on a stick. We jump up and down. We kiss our partners. We think, there, we’ve done it; we’re having a baby. Then, you don’t. Then, maybe, you don’t again. Then, maybe, you do. Maybe, that first time, you also [...]

I wish it was easy (again)

Yesterday I ran 5 miles. And I had a thought; this used to be easy. I used to breeze through this without a care in the world. I used to know that I could make it through 5 without pain or walking, heck, I used to run 13 miles regularly and have run 5 full [...]

By |2016-10-13T17:12:26+00:00October 21st, 2015|Courageous Mama, Loss After Loss, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Courageous Mama of the Month September 2015

Our Courageous Mama of the Month for September 2015 is.... Janice Teixeira! I am a courageous mama because my husband and I have an appointment on September 1st to get the “okay” to try for another baby. On March 17, 2015, we lost our son. Arthur Joseph Teixeira had grown in my belly for 38 [...]

By |2016-10-13T17:13:25+00:00September 16th, 2015|Courageous Mama|0 Comments

Validating loss after loss.

The reality of loss bites. There’s really no other word to use for it. Loss after loss compounds this feeling. A pregnancy that occurs after a loss, that is then lost, feels unfair. Completely and utterly unfair. The “rainbow” that was supposed to come from the storm of your loss, is now gone too. When [...]

By |2016-10-13T17:13:52+00:00August 19th, 2015|Courageous Mama, Emotional Health, Loss After Loss|0 Comments

I am a Courageous Mama: Sevyn’s Story

Story by Sevyn I am a courageous mama because I'm choosing to stay optimistic and try to enjoy my rainbow pregnancy, despite the fact that my first pregnancy ended in a 41-week stillbirth. I am a courageous mama because I found the strength to endure a terrible 45-hour induction to bring my son into the [...]

By |2016-10-13T17:16:10+00:00May 10th, 2015|Courageous Mama|3 Comments

I am a Courageous Mama: Karen’s Story

Story by Karen Poulin-Sparnon I am a courageous mama because we are TTC after our son Nathaniel was born still at 22 weeks on 9/7/14. Nathaniel was our second pregnancy loss in two years. We lost his sister at 18 weeks in July 2012. I have been an infertility patient my whole adult life. I [...]

By |2016-10-13T17:16:10+00:00May 10th, 2015|Courageous Mama, TTC|0 Comments