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Radiant Delight – Emily’s Birth Story

This post originally shared on The night before Phoebe’s birth was not unlike most nights in our home. After all, having a scheduled c-section came with the luxury of knowing I could (theoretically) get a full night’s rest before meeting our baby. But, this pregnancy was my fourth and my last, and I was […]

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What It’s Like To Carry A Rainbow Baby

This post originally shared on An original member of Mama’s Bump Squad 2.0, Sarah shares her personal story of loss and welcoming rainbow babies. In June of 2011 my husband and I learned we were expecting our first child. We were astonished that it happened so fast. I was a school teacher and we […]

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Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness – Join the Wave of Light

This post originally shared on Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, was designated as the month of October by President Ronald Reagan on October 25, 1988. Baby Loss Awareness Week is commemorated October 9th through the 15th and October 15th is officially designated as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. In 2002, three women […]

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It’s a Girl…Again!

It’s a Girl…Again!

This post originally shared on Bump Squad mama Emily on the roller coaster of gender reveals and disappointments. “Do you know what you’re having?” It’s one of the most common questions of the second trimester, and most pregnant women get sick of answering it by the 10th (or 100th) time. I’m expecting my 4th […]

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Carrying a Rainbow Baby

Bump Squad mama Emily on welcoming a new pregnancy after devastating loss. This post originally shared on This is my fifth pregnancy; but, when people ask me out in public how many children this one makes, I answer with a cheerful, “Four!” as my heart breaks a little inside. You see, just like 1 […]

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Healing Hearts – How Earth Mama Comforts the Physical and Emotional Needs of Baby Loss

This post originally shared on Journalist and Mothering Magazine founder Peggy O’Mara speaks with Earth Mama’s Melinda Olson, on why she created the Healing Hearts product line. O’Mara: I know you have product lines for mamas and babies, but why baby loss? Olson: As our business grew, customers who used our products began asking […]

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One Mama's Journey

One Mama’s Journey

This post originally shared on Some of Mama’s Bump Squad want to wait to reveal their pregnancies publicly, one sweet mama explains her choice. In June of 2015 I got the plus sign I had been yearning for. I never really enjoyed peeing on a stick, but the joy of seeing the plus sign […]

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Remembering My Angels

This post originally shared on Many of the mamas at Earth Mama have experienced baby loss along with baby joy. We offer this space to Mama Michelle, to tell her story to help heal her own heart, to commiserate, and by so doing to encourage other mamas to share their stories. Remembering My Angels […]

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