Pregnancy and Parenting after Termination for Medical Reasons

The Grief Gap

Five years on, here is something new in the grief: I need to go back to work. I have freelanced consistently over these years of losing and being pregnant again and, now, raising two young daughters. However, the last time I properly interviewed for a job, I was 30, a newlywed, an Innocent. Two years [...]

Because I Am the Mother of Two Daughters and an Invisible Son

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 experience of the Women's March. This article may not resonate with you, and that is ok, but we will not tolerate any shaming or judgmental language in response to this [...]

By | 2017-02-21T11:53:53+00:00 February 21st, 2017|Parenting After Loss, TFMR|0 Comments

Baby Loss as Oral History

Last month, I took a deep breath and published a piece here on PALS about my response to the presidential election. I needed to steady myself because to write about TFMR is a vulnerable action as we lose reproductive rights state-by-state and perhaps nationwide after Inauguration Day. Just as sharing my story becomes more important than [...]

By | 2016-12-20T08:14:17+00:00 December 20th, 2016|Parenting After Loss, TFMR|1 Comment

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

The Mourning Of

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 experience after the results of last week’s presidential election. This article may not resonate with you, and that is ok, but we will not tolerate any shaming or judgmental language in response [...]

By | 2016-11-15T07:50:31+00:00 November 15th, 2016|Parenting After Loss, TFMR|4 Comments

Courageous Mamas, Protect Your Heart from the Rhetoric of Election Season

Dear Courageous Mamas, This U.S. election season just keeps getting more turbulent: more divisive and more anxiety producing for many people across the United States for multiple, and often very personal, reasons. But I’ve heard from many mamas that last week’s debate was particularly triggering for them due to the political rhetoric around the subject [...]

By | 2016-10-24T11:37:41+00:00 October 24th, 2016|Emotional Health, Parenting After Loss, Pregnancy, TFMR, TTC|0 Comments

We Are Talking About It

It’s one of the secondary losses we experience around pregnancy loss—we lose our baby and then we realize that talking about is taboo. Those closest to us may prove awkward in our company. We don’t know where to find other parents like us. All at once, this silencing shutters our stories, asks us to shoulder [...]

By | 2016-10-13T17:07:52+00:00 August 16th, 2016|Parenting After Loss, TFMR, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ready to Try Again. Ready to Talk About It?

Like over 1.7 million others, I was moved when Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, in announcing that they are expecting a baby daughter, also announced the three miscarriages they suffered previously. In sharing their journey openly, they have done a great service to the more than half a million families who experience a miscarriage in the [...]

By | 2016-10-13T17:13:58+00:00 August 18th, 2015|Parenting After Loss, TFMR, TTC|2 Comments

The Trouble With Terminology

How to begin? It’s a question I ask often, both out in the world and here on the page as I introduce myself to the incredible community that is Pregnancy After Loss Support. Out in the world, I look like a regular mom. I take my 18-month-old daughter, H., with me wherever I go. I [...]

By | 2016-10-13T17:14:25+00:00 July 21st, 2015|Parenting After Loss, TFMR|2 Comments