The Birth Plan: Pregnancy After Loss Style (Pregnancy After Loss Support)

The Arrival

We’re over at Pregnancy After Loss Support today.

“Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not faulting anyone for wanting things to go a certain way. Rather, as someone who has lost seven children, I can’t imagine requesting anything that could put my baby, or myself, in harm’s way. As they say, We plan, God laughs. And when it comes to pregnancy and delivery, focusing on what really matters is all that matters.”

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The Emotions of the Positive Pregnancy Test After Loss: Pregnancy After Loss Support

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(Rest assured, I’m not pregnant.) We’re over at Pregnancy After Loss Support today, talking the lingering emotions attached to pregnancy tests.

Those two lines represent such an evolution of myself, and of Aaron and I as a couple. It’s a reminder of where we’ve been, and where we are. And of the struggles and triumphs along the way.”

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Discovering New Traditions: Pregnancy After Loss Support

menorahI’m over at Pregnancy After Loss Support today talking about the mixed emotions that come with holidays when you’re parenting after loss. Here’s a snippet:

“Often times PAL feels like it needs to be an either/or endeavor where either you feel sadness, or if you do feel joy, there’s a side of guilt that comes along with it. But the truth of the matter is that these emotions can, and do, exist alongside one another. ”

You can check out the full post here. I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Stories We Tell. 7 Came Before You: Pregnancy After Loss Support

heartsun_Mayur-Gala_croppedI’m over at Pregnancy After Loss Support today talking about the challenges of telling Baby Boy and Little Guy the story of their siblings who came before them. Here’s a snippet:

“Keeping these stories secret wouldn’t be fair to them, or their siblings. Part of it is simply the notion of talking about death to kids. But deeper than that, how do you talk about death, when you can’t share about their life?”

You can check out the full post here. I’d love to hear your thoughts.

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Perseverance in Loss: Pregnancy After Loss Support

falldownseventimesstandupeight2I’m over at Pregnancy After Loss Support today with my first post as a monthly contributor. I’ve shared some insights on how—and why—we kept trying. Here’s a snippet:

“How do you do it?” This is a question my husband Aaron and I have often been asked over the years. It being, survive and carry on after seven losses. It being continue to try for a family with living children. It being handle each pregnancy after each loss. It being navigate the adoption process. And most recently, It being parent our 2 year old and 11 month old boys.

You can check out the full post here. I’d love to hear your thoughts, and how you do it.

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