Having a Baby After Loss: 7 Feelings that Might Catch You by Surprise

After 5 years of trying for a baby -- and 5 losses along the way -- I was ready to call it quits. I asked my husband to get a vasectomy. He said he wasn't ready to be done. I told him my body seemed to have made that decision for us. But after a

6 things you absolutely need when you parent a child after loss

Pregnancy after loss was a mind game. But I thought once she was out, once she was pink and breathing, once my body had successfully sustained her life right into my arms, then I would be able to finally exhale. That was true for all of about 20 minutes.  And then came the realization that

A letter to my postpartum self

Dear postpartum body of mine, Most of the time, I start letters with something like, "You know, it's been awhile since we talked ..." Except that would be a lie. I talk to you all the time. In fact, you may be cringing now, wondering what I might have to critique you on today. After

A letter to my rainbow baby

Dear baby, I sit here tonight, and try to envision what life will be like with you here in my arms. And when that day comes, I'll have to remember what life was like before you entered our world. Looking ahead, or looking back, my vision shifts. As I focus my eyes on you, there