A Conference for Bereaved Parent Advocates

  So many women and men that have experienced the loss of a child go on to become parent advocates. This is a beautiful thing. After the death of a baby, there is this gloom of isolation; the feeling of being alone in the world while carrying a heavy sorrow. I felt this after Zachary [...]

By | 2016-10-13T17:08:00+00:00 July 20th, 2016|For Professionals, Tips from PAL Moms|0 Comments

Tips From PAL Moms: How Did You Answer “How Are You Doing?” after a Loss?

Tips from PAL Moms is a column at PALS Magazine where we ask you, the PAL mom, for feedback about your experience during pregnancy after loss. We ask a question on our Facebook Page and hope that you can help answer it while also benefiting from the answers, all in an effort to relate and [...]

By | 2016-10-13T17:08:08+00:00 July 13th, 2016|Tips from PAL Moms|2 Comments

Finding Perspective: The Adoption Home Study

"Anyone" can have a baby, but we have to fill out fire escape route forms. When we decided to move forward with the adoption process, one of the first things we had to do was to complete a home study. We had visions of someone coming over with white gloves and a magnifying glass inspecting [...]

Surviving Painful Triggers in Pregnancy after Loss

Facebook memories can be fun, those little reminders of what you posted a year or two years ago, or more. It can be entertaining to see what photos you shared or what you complained about back then. Or the big news you announced to all your friends. When I opened Facebook this morning, the memory [...]

Tips From PAL Moms: To Be Induced Or Not To Be

Tips from PAL Moms is a column at PALS Magazine where we ask you, the PAL mom, for feedback about your experience during pregnancy after loss. We ask a question on our Facebook Page and hope that you can help answer it while also benefiting from the answers, all in an effort to relate and [...]

By | 2016-10-13T17:08:30+00:00 June 8th, 2016|Birth, Pregnancy, Tips from PAL Moms|1 Comment

Tips From PAL Moms: How Do You Cope with Pregnant Co-Workers?

Tips from PAL Moms is a column at PALS Magazine where we ask you, the PAL mom, for feedback about your experience during pregnancy after loss. We ask a question on our Facebook Page and hope that you can help answer it while also benefiting from the answers, all in an effort to relate and [...]

By | 2016-10-13T17:09:12+00:00 April 21st, 2016|Emotional Health, Tips from PAL Moms, TTC|0 Comments

Don’t Wish Your Pregnancy Away

The hardest thing to do as a pregnant woman after loss, is being a pregnant woman after loss. It's not one thing. It's everything. I spent my entire 6th pregnancy somewhere between wonder and hope, but mostly in fear. Looking back now, knowing it was likely my last, I wish I would've enjoyed it more. Yes, I [...]

By | 2016-10-13T17:09:20+00:00 April 12th, 2016|Courageous Mama, Pregnancy, Tips from PAL Moms|2 Comments

Gender and PALS: Thoughts on Women’s Day

My husband didn’t want to know the gender of our rainbow. I did. We had not found out with our sons, and I regretted it because I felt that it prevented me from getting to know them as well as I could before they died. But it was also because I knew if it was [...]

By | 2016-10-13T17:09:50+00:00 March 14th, 2016|The First Year, Tips from PAL Moms|3 Comments

Tips From PAL Moms: Did You Try for Another “Rainbow” Baby?

Tips from PAL Moms is a column at PALS Magazine where we ask you, the PAL mom, for feedback about your experience during pregnancy after loss. We ask a question on our Facebook Page and hope that you can help answer it while also benefiting from the answers, all in an effort to relate and [...]

By | 2017-01-11T09:49:22+00:00 March 9th, 2016|Tips from PAL Moms|0 Comments

Fight for your Right: The Importance of Advocating for Yourself

© Ade Oshineye via Flickr At the 6 week check-up after we lost Baby Krueger (our fourth, and at the time, most devastating loss at 16w6d) our OB told us that there was no medical reason why we shouldn't try again. He also told us that he would understand if we didn't want [...]