Mikey’s Bump Day Blog, Week 12: Remembering Amelia

With this week being Pregnancy After Loss Awareness Week, I wanted to take the time to remember my sweet little angel, Amelia. Not a single day goes by that I don’t think about my precious little one. It still doesn’t feel real that my little one died, and often times during my pregnancy after loss [...]

Give InKind: A Crowd-caring Site by Loss Parents, For Loss Parents

A guest post by Tara Shafer After my son was stillborn, I remember a sea of flowers. I remember my mailbox full of cards. This support meant such a great deal to me. But I, like others, felt alone. Looking back, the isolation I felt was something similar to the [...]

Goodbye, Charlotte

When I was pregnant with my rainbow, there was this fear that lingered deep in my mind, combined with a peace that sat strong within my soul. This pregnancy was different. Or was it? Was it my desperate need to believe that I would actually hold a living child within my arms that made me [...]

The Beating Heart

Editor’s Note: We at Pregnancy After Loss Support (PALS) know that we serve many moms from diverse backgrounds and experiences. The following is one mom’s response to the Heartbeat Bill proposed in Ohio. This article may not resonate with you, and that is ok, but we will not tolerate any shaming or judgmental language in response to [...]

By | 2016-12-15T11:25:00+00:00 December 15th, 2016|Loss After Loss, Parenting After Loss, Pregnancy, TFMR|0 Comments

Rainbow Baby Maternity Shirt Goes Viral

We at Pregnancy After Loss Support (PALS) were floored earlier this week when we saw a rainbow baby maternity shirt from our Café Press Shop as the subject of a Facebook post that went viral. Photo courtesy Facebook/Courtey Mixon Courtney Mixon and Autumn Tolliver Safley were both shopping in Hobby Lobby last Saturday. Courtney [...]

When the rainbow fades

Editor's note: This article has been adapted from the "The Rainbow is Gone", a chapter in Rainbows and Redemption: Encouragement for the Journey of Pregnancy After Loss, which is a Christian devotional compiled by the author and other women of faith who have experienced pregnancy loss and are pregnant again. PALS is a very diverse community, [...]

By | 2016-10-13T17:08:31+00:00 June 3rd, 2016|Loss After Loss|1 Comment

Fight for your Right: The Importance of Advocating for Yourself

© Ade Oshineye via Flickr At the 6 week check-up after we lost Baby Krueger (our fourth, and at the time, most devastating loss at 16w6d) our OB told us that there was no medical reason why we shouldn't try again. He also told us that he would understand if we didn't want [...]

More than one way to have a rainbow

When I lost my daughter Naomi, I felt desperate to be pregnant again. It didn't matter that I had been so sick, and had months of recovery ahead of me. I didn't care that my midwife wanted me to wait a year. I had gone from pregnant to not pregnant in a moment and I [...]

By | 2016-10-13T17:10:40+00:00 February 5th, 2016|Emotional Health, Loss After Loss, TTC|0 Comments

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+00:00 October 21st, 2015|Courageous Mama, Loss After Loss, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Recurrent Pregnancy Loss: Always a Risk, but Always a Chance.

Last month I wrote about the importance of a strong support system on the journey of trying to conceive after loss. I spoke about my light keepers, those who have proven their loyalty in walking this journey with me and those who proved the opposite. What I didn’t write about was that I was actually [...]

By | 2016-10-13T17:12:47+00:00 October 9th, 2015|Loss After Loss, TTC|1 Comment