PAL Awareness Photo Challenge 2017

Welcome to Pregnancy After Loss (PAL) Awareness Month Photo Challenge, March 2016. What is Pregnancy After Loss Awareness Month? In the world of pregnancy after loss there is a story of hope about a precious new life, and it’s the story of the rainbow baby. It is based on the understanding that the beauty of the [...]

By | 2017-03-10T10:34:56+00:00 March 10th, 2017|Parenting After Loss, Pregnancy, The First Year, TTC|0 Comments

The Dreaded Invitation

How can you survive a holiday or special event without your angel(s) physically present? My first piece of advice is, don't go if you can't. If you have done a lot of emotional work and are actually getting out of bed these days, can I just say congratulations? Whether your loss is recent, it's been [...]

By | 2017-03-01T16:35:01+00:00 March 1st, 2017|Parenting After Loss, The First Year|0 Comments

It Can’t Be Perfect

A few days before my son, Patrick’s, first birthday, I sat in my office chair talking on the phone with a fellow loss mom and friend. I had become paralyzed with indecision. I didn’t know if I should make him a birthday crown, a tradition I’d hoped to start for each of my children. Was [...]

By | 2017-02-26T21:08:14+00:00 February 27th, 2017|Emotional Health, Parenting After Loss, The First Year|0 Comments

Give InKind: A Crowd-caring Site by Loss Parents, For Loss Parents

A guest post by Tara Shafer After my son was stillborn, I remember a sea of flowers. I remember my mailbox full of cards. This support meant such a great deal to me. But I, like others, felt alone. Looking back, the isolation I felt was something similar to the [...]

Goodbye, Charlotte

When I was pregnant with my rainbow, there was this fear that lingered deep in my mind, combined with a peace that sat strong within my soul. This pregnancy was different. Or was it? Was it my desperate need to believe that I would actually hold a living child within my arms that made me [...]

Holding on to Hope

Last Saturday Lindsey Goodwin interviewed me about my work with Pregnancy After Loss Support for her podcast, Tiny Giant Losses. When she asked me how I held onto hope while trying to conceive and then pregnant after loss, I remembered the onesies that my husband and I collected while trying to conceive our subsequent pregnancy. [...]

By | 2017-01-24T22:27:05+00:00 January 25th, 2017|Parenting After Loss, Pregnancy, The First Year, TTC|0 Comments

Jessica’s Bump Day Blog, Week 14: Grieving whilst Pregnant

As we approach the anniversary of Leo's death, and his birth, the balance of grieving whilst also being pregnant is becoming an increasingly harder thing to perfect. Obviously, we grieve for Leo everyday. He is, a year later, still constantly in our thoughts, hearts, and actions. Yet, entering January has made the grief we feel [...]

By | 2017-01-13T11:19:47+00:00 January 13th, 2017|14weeks, 2nd Trimester, Bump Day Blog, The First Year|0 Comments

Pregnancy After Loss Support’s Top Ten Most-Read articles of 2016

PALS (Pregnancy After Loss Support) proudly supports families that are pregnant again after a pregnancy, infant, or child loss. One of the ways we support our community is through our online magazine. We hope to reach even more courageous mamas in 2017! Our most-read articles from 2016: 1. 14 Things No One Tells You About [...]

Safe Sleep for Infants

In October 2016, the American Association of Pediatrics (AAP) expanded their SIDS recommendations from focusing only on SIDS to focusing on a safe sleep environment that can reduce the risk of all sleep-related infant deaths, including SIDS. Here's a breakdown of the recommendations from the AAP: Back to sleep for every sleep. The safest position for [...]

By | 2017-01-26T14:17:43+00:00 December 9th, 2016|Parenting After Loss, Pregnancy, The First Year|0 Comments