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10 Things No One Says to the Anxious Pregnancy After Loss Mom (But Probably Should)

During my pregnancy after loss I was SUPER anxious! And you know what, that is TOTALLY normal. A pregnancy that follows a loss is a unique experience, one where the joy of expecting a new baby is riddled with fear. You worry that this baby will die too, just like your previous baby did. It’s [...]

By |June 29th, 2016|8 Comments

A Rainbow, Not A Replacement

When my first baby died, I was obsessed with getting pregnant as quickly as possible. The grief was so intense, I felt so empty, and I’m not getting any younger. I worried a lot about others thinking of this baby as replacing my first child, and truthfully I worried I might feel that way too. [...]

By |May 13th, 2016|6 Comments

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

1. There will be triggers - Your new baby will be a trigger. I still have nights where Zoe, my baby born after a loss, falls asleep in my lap.  With her closed eyes and peaceful stance, she looks like her sister who never opened her eyes - just for a millisecond. It's terrifying and [...]

By |February 26th, 2016|10 Comments

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 [...]

By |February 12th, 2016|7 Comments

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 |February 2nd, 2016|7 Comments