14 Things No One Tells You About Bringing Home a Baby After Your Previous Baby Died

Bringing home a baby after your previous baby died is a unique experience that is difficult to prepare yourself for. Here are 14 things no one told me, and I want to share with you to better help you prepare. 1. There will be triggers Your new baby will be a trigger. I still have [...]

Dear Courageous Mama…Pregnant with your Last Child after a Loss

Dear Courageous Mama...Pregnant with your Last Child after a Loss, Not that long ago,  I was you. I was standing where you are standing right now. I was pregnant with my rainbow baby, my LAST baby. I will not lie. As happy as I was, I was terrified too. Pregnancy after loss is not an easy [...]

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 |2016-10-13T17:10:40-04:00February 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 Trying to Conceive after A Loss

1. I am not trying to replace the baby I lost. I am trying to conceive (TTC) 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 [...]

By |2019-04-05T19:47:31-04:00June 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 |2016-10-13T17:17:51-04:00February 3rd, 2015|Reader Favorites, The First Year|16 Comments

My Pregnancy After Loss Bill of Rights

Pregnancy after loss is a unique and challenging journey, filled with grief, joy, fear, and hope. As you travel this road, embrace your 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 [...]

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 [...]