The Truth About Crying at My Baby Shower

I am not going to lie; I put on a damn good face at my baby shower. I smiled and laughed and talked about the baby. I rubbed my growing belly and discussed names with all of the guests. I was truly grateful for everything everyone did for us; I was just not in a [...]

By |2016-10-13T17:10:40+00:00February 2nd, 2016|Pregnancy, Reader Favorites|7 Comments

9 Things I’m Not Doing During My Pregnancy After Loss (and that’s Okay)

During my subsequent pregnancies I have often felt like “I should” being doing this or “I should” be feeling that, which I find ironic. I tell other mothers who are pregnant after loss to be kind with themselves. There are no “shoulds” in pregnancy after loss, or as we say in my work, “Don’t ‘should’ [...]

Facts about Pregnancy After Loss

At Pregnancy After Loss Support, we work diligently to stay abreast of the latest research that is relevant to pregnancy after loss. We've created this infographic to share some of the basic facts about pregnancy after loss with our community and those who may need educating on the experience of pregnancy after loss. You may embed the infographic on your own website or blog by copying the code below the infographic.

10 Things I Want You To Know About TTC After A Loss

1. I am not trying to replace the baby I lost. I am trying to conceive a new baby, and have a new pregnancy, with a different outcome. I am not wanting to rewrite history, but instead trying to hope for the present and future while still grieving. 2. I put a lot of pressure [...]

By |2016-10-13T17:15:49+00:00June 1st, 2015|Reader Favorites, TTC|5 Comments

Dear Courageous Mama Parenting Her Baby Born After a Loss

Dear Courageous Mama Parenting Her Baby Born After a Loss, I want you to know that I am right here with you. Right now I am 10 months into parenting my baby girl born after my other one that died. You know what? I have a hard time telling you this… But it hasn’t always [...]

What the New Mom to a Baby Born after a Loss Needs Her Friends and Loved Ones to Know

I might be gone for a while. Bringing home a new baby is a life changing and sacred experience. Now double that with bringing home a baby after your other one dies, and it seems twice as sacred. So please just give me some time and space to savor these first few days with this [...]

By |2016-10-13T17:17:51+00:00February 3rd, 2015|Reader Favorites, The First Year|16 Comments

My Pregnancy After Loss Bill of Rights

1) I have the right to grieve my child or children that have died and/or the previous pregnancies I have lost. I have the right to be sad about my loss(es) during my current pregnancy. 2) I have the right to be scared, anxious and afraid. I already know what it is like to lose. [...]

10 Reasons to Document Your Pregnancy After Loss With Shameless Selfies

I am not a big fan of selfies, unless of course it has to do with the miracle of carrying new life into this world and celebrating it with shameless shots of your ever growing bump! You might feel totally out of your comfort zone, and that is to be expected. Few women feel at [...]

12 Things to Say to the Mom Pregnant Again after a Loss

1. “Congratulations.” – Even though a PAL mom might want to be discrete and not share the news about this pregnancy in fear that something might happen again, we still are secretly or not so secretly excited inside. So if you are a fortunate one to find out a mom is pregnant again after loss, [...]

23 Things I Wish Someone Told Me About Pregnancy After Loss

1. That TTC after a loss is heartbreaking. It’s different this time around. You got pregnant in the past, but you aren’t sure if you will get pregnant again. Also, it’s no longer ‘fun’ when you are trying. It’s work. Sex seems like means to an end and it’s hard to enjoy because in your [...]