Archive | Infant Loss

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Radiant Delight – Emily’s Birth Story

This post originally shared on earthmamaorganics.com. 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 earthmamaorganics.com. 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 earthmamaorganics.com. 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 earthmamaorganics.com. 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 earthmamaorganics.com. 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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Baby Shower

Everyone was surprised when I volunteered to co-host Theresa’s baby shower. It was less than a year since Zachary died, but Theresa was my best friend and had organized a party for me when Hannah was born. Since I would be in attendance either way, I figured it would be easier to host than to be a guest. The hostess […]

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

This post originally shared on earthmamaorganics.com. 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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Stillbirth Q and A

This post originally shared on earthmamaorganics.com. Q: What is Stillbirth? A: Stillbirth is the death of an infant in-utero and past 20 completed gestational weeks. The majority of these deaths occur at or near full term — they are otherwise healthy babies that die shortly before or during birth. More than 26,000 babies are stillborn […]

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The Healing Garden

This post originally shared on earthmamaorganics.com. I have never met any person who has not been touched by baby loss. Women who have been pregnant and have lost a baby are most often tended to only as grieving women. But their bodies experience many of the same physical discomforts as other postpartum women and these […]

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