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Category: Pregnancy After Loss

6 Things I Felt Guilty About During Pregnancy After Loss and the Reason You Don’t Have To

Pregnancy after loss can be a generally trying time in a woman’s life. After the trauma of losing a baby and the grief that goes along with it, by the time a woman is pregnant again, there is a good chance that she is both physically and emotionally…

The Guilt in Parenting When Life is Hard

Lately, I’ve been feeling guilty about what I refer to as “the lost years” with my daughter, the two years between my 20 week pregnancy loss and the few months after my son was born. Maybe it’s that writing about pregnancy loss, grief, and pregnancy after…

The Emotional Weather of a Pregnancy After Loss

Pregnancy after loss can be as unpredictable and chaotic as the weather. The sun can be drowned out by rain in a matter of seconds and then reappear again just as quickly. The emotions involved in pregnancy after loss can be as unpredictable as the weather, leaving a woman feeling…

Not that Different

When a woman becomes pregnant again after experiencing a loss, she is often told “this is a different pregnancy, a different baby,” by those around her. Those words are meant to be a source of hope for the woman who is pregnant after loss. They are meant to…

A Rainbow in the Darkness

As a rainbow baby grows and changes, it gives a loss mom the opportunity to reflect on the long journey from leaving the hospital empty handed to bringing a baby home. I think people usually expect loss moms to simply be excited to be pregnant again, without taking into consideration…