When To Announce A Rainbow Pregnancy

One of the things I have been thinking about lately is when to announce when we do get pregnant again. There is a part of you that wants to wait even longer because you feel like your pregnancy isn’t safe, even after the first trimester. My loss was at 32 weeks. So if I waited [...]

By |2018-10-23T21:06:18+00:00October 23rd, 2018|Pregnancy Announcement, TTC|0 Comments

Purple Hearts and Battle Scars

I met a nice woman recently while I was on vacation and we chatted about our lives. When I told her what I do for a living—working with people who are suffering from infertility and pregnancy loss—she told me declaratively that stillbirth doesn’t happen anymore. I corrected her and told her that grieving women and [...]

8 Ways to Build Positivity When You’re Not Feeling Positive

Pregnancy after loss is filled with many conflicting emotions, and it can be incredibly challenging to stay positive during such an anxiety-filled nine months. Here are some tips for building positivity during your pregnancy after loss. Photo by Kyle Glenn on Unsplash 1. Make a daily gratitude list. Each day, either in the morning or before you [...]

By |2018-09-26T09:59:26+00:00September 26th, 2018|Pregnancy, TTC|0 Comments

How To Win The Grief Olympics: Dos and Don’ts of Comparing Grief

Photo by Zach Lucero on Unsplash You may have heard of it: The Grief Olympics. The term comes up when people try to "one-up" each other's grief by explaining why their own personal loss is far worse. Many of us have engaged in The Grief Olympics in one way or another. It's human nature to compare [...]

By |2018-09-20T17:07:34+00:00September 20th, 2018|Parenting After Loss, Pregnancy, TTC|0 Comments

We’re Done Having Children and My Family Is Incomplete

As a mom who has experienced loss, I have always dreaded the question, “How many children do you have?” For so long, I struggled with finding an answer that was simple and truthful. Now, after over two years of fumbling my words, I feel somewhat okay with sharing that I have two daughters knowing that [...]

By |2018-08-30T21:38:51+00:00August 30th, 2018|Parenting After Loss, TTC|0 Comments

Trying to Get Pregnant Again after Loss

The thought of adding another child to your family starts out as such an exciting time. You dream of whether you will have a boy or a girl, what they will look like, and what kind of personality they will have. After you get pregnant, you anxiously await that first ultrasound and hearing the heartbeat [...]

By |2018-08-21T15:42:57+00:00August 21st, 2018|TTC|0 Comments

Finding an OB After Pregnancy Loss: 8 Ways You Need Their Support

Dear OB after pregnancy loss, Before we make this “relationship” official, I have a confession. I know my paperwork has already informed you that my number of pregnancies does not equal the number of babies who made it to viability. This gravida/parity equation is simple to read, but carries nuances that can be hard to [...]

By |2018-08-19T19:14:02+00:00August 19th, 2018|1st Trimester, For Professionals, Pregnancy, TTC|0 Comments

I’m Cringing At Your Pregnancy Announcement, Here Is Why

It never happens, until it does. It happened to me, it can happen to you. It happened to three of my cousins, two of my friends, and so many more that I meet as time goes on. It happens to 1 in 4. Pregnancy loss is more prevalent than you think, and I feel like [...]

Thank You for Sharing your Stories through #IAmPALS

Photo of "Stitch" taken by Margaret Belanger I have the incredible honor of working with loss mamas from all over the world. They entrust me with their stories, and I consider it one of the greatest privileges of my life to hold those stories and their babies (living and not) with them. Last [...]