Sarah’s Bump Day Blog, Week 27: It’s Okay to Complain

I used to get really annoyed at people who complained about their pregnancy. After having multiple losses, I would have given anything to be having those complaints. I felt they should just be grateful for being pregnant with a healthy baby. But with this pregnancy, I’ve learned that it’s true what they say, that each [...]

By |2019-03-19T15:40:57-04:00March 19th, 2019|2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog, Pregnancy|0 Comments

Surviving the last few weeks of pregnancy

It doesn’t matter when you lost your baby, the last few weeks of pregnancy after loss is extremely difficult. Aside from the normal gripes from the last month of pregnancy, the anxiety rises once again. In our local pregnancy after loss (PAL) support group, we’ve seen it time and again. You pass the gestational age [...]

By |2019-03-13T15:14:56-04:00March 13th, 2019|3rd Trimester, Pregnancy|0 Comments

Sarah’s Bump Day Blog, Week 26: After the One Year Anniversary

I expected last Monday to be harder than it was. As I mentioned in my last post, it was the one year anniversary of losing our daughter. I debated on whether I should go to work or not. I am lucky to work in an environment of people that are understanding and decided to go [...]

By |2019-03-12T21:31:42-04:00March 12th, 2019|26weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog, Pregnancy|0 Comments

The Tiny Outfit that Holds Hope

I bought a baby outfit. Newborn size, covered in small rainbow hearts, tiny little footies, and a zipper up the middle. What may be a simple, and even joyous, act for some was one of the most difficult things I've ever done. I stare at the outfit in awe that one tiny piece of clothing [...]

By |2019-03-07T12:34:32-04:00March 7th, 2019|Emotional Health, Pregnancy|0 Comments

Sarah’s Bump Day Blog, Week 25: The Upcoming One Year Anniversary

The one year anniversary of losing our angel daughter is fast approaching on March 11th.  I didn’t exactly know how I would be feeling come that day. I mean, I knew obviously I would be sad and be missing her, but I just don’t really know the extent of what the feelings will be. I [...]

By |2019-03-05T17:27:19-04:00March 5th, 2019|25 weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog, Pregnancy|0 Comments

Why Rainbow Baby Mamas Give Us “All the Feels”

A “rainbow baby” is a baby born after the loss of a previous pregnancy, infant, or child, shining hope through the storm clouds of grief over the loss of a baby that came before them. Rainbow baby Mamas are the courageous mothers who choose the hope of having a baby over the fear of another [...]

By |2019-02-28T17:13:39-04:00February 28th, 2019|Parenting After Loss, Pregnancy, Reader Favorites|1 Comment

Choosing a Cesarean Birth after a Loss

Choosing a cesarean birth may or may not be an easy decision. This is even more true for a mom pregnant again after a loss. For the family that has faced a loss, a cesarean birth can answer questions and reduce anxieties. First, cesarean births are considered the safest delivery option for babies. Knowing that [...]

By |2019-02-27T20:10:41-04:00February 27th, 2019|Birth, Pregnancy|0 Comments

Sarah’s Bump Day Blog: Week 24, Hitting Pregnancy Viability Week

I hit 24 weeks this past Sunday, which is what a lot of people refer to as “V-Day” or “Viability Day”.  It’s the point at which, if the baby was born early, they have a chance at survival. It’s also the point in a pregnancy in which doctors might take life-saving measures to save the [...]

By |2019-02-26T20:19:16-04:00February 26th, 2019|24weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog, Pregnancy|2 Comments