A Leap of Faith After Pregnancy Loss: When Your Health Was in Danger

Mothers and babies during pregnancy are intertwined in a beautiful, intricate way. The flipside is that when something is going wrong with mom or baby, the other can be greatly affected. I was not considered high-risk during my first pregnancy. I was 30 years old and healthy, running six half-marathons in the previous two years. [...]

By |2018-07-18T20:11:11+00:00July 18th, 2018|Physical Health, Pregnancy|0 Comments

Picking a Pediatrician for Your Baby Born After Loss

Photo by Hush Naidoo on Unsplash Almost two weeks ago, after my 2 ½ year old son completed his well-child check-up, his pediatrician sat me down to tell me that she was retiring in September. With that, we’d have to pick a new doctor for my three kids born after loss. My heart sank. It felt [...]

By |2018-07-11T21:39:11+00:00July 11th, 2018|Parenting After Loss, Pregnancy|0 Comments

I’m Cringing At Your Pregnancy Announcement, Here Is Why

It never happens, until it does. It happened to me, it can happen to you. It happened to three of my cousins, two of my friends, and so many more that I meet as time goes on. It happens to 1 in 4. Pregnancy loss is more prevalent than you think, and I feel like [...]

Thank You for Sharing your Stories through #IAmPALS

Photo of "Stitch" taken by Margaret Belanger I have the incredible honor of working with loss mamas from all over the world. They entrust me with their stories, and I consider it one of the greatest privileges of my life to hold those stories and their babies (living and not) with them. Last [...]

Offering Community between Loss Parents

Guest post by Megan Brandow-Faller and Adam Brandow Our first thought as we write this post is that we are writing to a community of parents—mothers and fathers alike—who understand loss. While the details of each of our stories vary, we who find ourselves linked through Pregnancy After Loss Support (PALS) are forever connected through the [...]

By |2018-06-26T21:04:02+00:00June 26th, 2018|For Dads, From Dads Who Know, Pregnancy|0 Comments

When Your Partner Can’t Support You during Pregnancy after Loss

Do you have a partner yet feel alone in your pregnancy after loss journey? I have met so many wonderful, caring partners. There are men and women who attend my support group alongside loss mamas, and it’s clear by their presence that they want to support their partners in a very real way. And, yet, [...]

By |2018-06-26T07:41:03+00:00June 26th, 2018|From Professionals, Pregnancy|0 Comments

Standing in Line at Walgreens with Nicole Arteaga

Photo by Mike Mozart, made available on Flickr through Creative Commons 2.0 I’ll start by saying that I wasn’t there. I was not one of the people standing in line behind Nicole Arteaga as she waited for her prescription to be filled. I did not have to stand there as she pleaded with [...]

By |2018-06-25T22:52:43+00:00June 25th, 2018|Pregnancy|0 Comments

Maintaining Intimacy While on Pelvic Rest

“How are you ladies and your men dealing with pelvic rest?” “How does everyone cope with this pelvic rest thing?” “How do you maintain intimacy with your partner while you can’t actually be physically intimate?” I co-admin of a Facebook group for women (nearly 8,200 of them) with the condition that led to the loss [...]

By |2018-06-14T16:24:42+00:00June 14th, 2018|Emotional Health, Pregnancy|0 Comments

“In This Moment, Everything is Okay” and other Helpful Pregnancy After Loss Affirmations

When you’re pregnant again after loss (PAL), it’s so easy to get inside your head. You’ve been introduced to the “baby loss world” and you have suddenly become aware of the many ways a baby can die during pregnancy. It’s so easy to go to a bad place very quickly. For me, affirmations were so [...]