When you’re experiencing pregnancy after loss, it may feel overwhelming, or it may seem nothing short of miraculous. For many women, it’s both. One thing that helps some mamas is leaning into the idea of having a rainbow baby. Why not help yourself connect with the baby in your belly by adorning your new addition […]
Most of us underestimate what it will be like grieving during the holidays. “The most wonderful time of the year” often leaves people experiencing grief filled with emotions they may not have expected–most commonly, those of sadness and loneliness. This was my experience during the holidays when I was going through recurrent miscarriage. And I […]
While we often think of rainbows as fun ways to add colorful whimsy to a party, they can take on a much deeper significance when you’re talking to a pregnant mother or planning a baby shower. A rainbow baby is a child born after miscarriage, stillbirth, infant loss, or other fertility-related trauma. And while preparing […]
Every year around this time, as the seasons start to change and a chill tinges the air, I’m reminded of one of the most bittersweet events I attend all year: The International Wave of Light, a memorial part of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. Why bittersweet? Well, the Wave of Light memorializes babies lost […]
October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, a month of remembrance that honors parents and families who have experienced miscarriage, chemical pregnancy, molar pregnancy, ectopic pregnancy, embryo loss, termination for medical reasons (TFMR), stillbirth, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and other types of baby loss. First Published: October 15,2018… Last Updated: October 5, 2021 […]
There are a lot of things I want to say in regards to how to give support after a stillbirth. Let’s say you heard the tragic news that someone you care for is going through an unimaginable loss and you want to do something for them; you want to support them. But you want to […]
There is a myth about parenthood. It goes something like this: You will be able to have children when (and only when) you want. Your experience having children will follow the pathway you choose for it. Your children will be healthy. Reality, as our community frequently notes, is quite different from the myth. Pregnancy loss […]
“Chemical pregnancy” and “chemical miscarriage” are among my least favorite words used to describe pregnancy loss. I take issue with a lot of the medical terms for miscarriage, but what’s maddening about “chemical pregnancy” is that the term makes it sound like the pregnancy was never real. But a chemical pregnancy is a real pregnancy. […]
Pregnancy after miscarriage often produces anxiety.
Find out what to expect trying to conceive & during pregnancy after miscarriage.
Announcing a rainbow baby can be a giant bag of emotions. You’re excited and scared. You know people will celebrate, and you want to celebrate, but you may also have some lingering desire to temper your feelings. Many people worry about how their rainbow baby announcements may potentially trigger other moms dealing with infertility or […]