pregnancy loss

Ask Erin: I Need Help Overcoming The Loss Of A Baby

Grieving the loss of a baby is a process, and I am unsure if we ever complete that process. But I do think we can get to a place of acceptance. (artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

Grieving the loss of a baby is a process, and I am unsure if we ever complete that process. But I do think we can get to a place of acceptance.

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5 Things To Say To A Mother Who Has Lost Her Baby

If you say nothing else, say this. A simple “I am so sorry” says that you care. You see the pain, You honor it. If this is all you can say, just say this.

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What Happened When I Posted About My Miscarriage On Facebook

Posting about my miscarriage on Facebook was the most cathartic thing I could have done for myself.

Posting about my miscarriage on Facebook was the most cathartic thing I could have done for myself. It allowed me to validate my feelings.

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Self-Care For When You Just Can’t Read Another Pregnancy Loss Article

Pregnancy Loss Awareness Month is hard. We get it! So here's some self-care.

Pregnancy Loss Awareness month is very important. It’s also very depressing. So here's some self-care when you can't read another pregnancy loss article.

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Pregnancy And Infant Loss Remembrance Day 

I am 1 in 4: Pregnancy And Infant Loss Remembrance Day - Image: Mariah Sharp @MightyMooseArt

October 15th is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day to remember and honor miscarriage, stillbirth, SIDS, and newborn death.

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Navigating The Grief Of Miscarriage When Your Friends Have Babies

I was going to be left behind while everyone chatted about diapers and boppies and bonded over shared maternal experiences.

Miscarriage steals your ability to prepare for the future, to trust your body, your mind, and your support system.

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Non-Mother’s Day: How My Miscarriage Delivered Me From Secrecy

The pain of losing my pregnancy has set me free from the patriarchal office politics that have dictated so many of my days and so much of my mental space.

I called myself “mama” for the first time on the morning of the day that I miscarried.

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Rav’s Repro: Managing Stress In A High-Risk Pregnancy 

The things I learned spiritually — the coping mechanisms — after all we went through have helped me in endless ways during this pregnancy. (image: @MightyMooseArt)

Rav’s Repro is a column in which Erin explores all topics related to reproduction and reproductive rights.

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Rav's Repro: Making Room For Your Loved Ones' Feelings 

I fell in love with him again because he allowed me to see everything and I was capable of looking.

As I began to heal, I realized that I had neglected to fully appreciate the grief those closest to me carried. I’m talking about my husband. And my son. And our parents. And our closest friends. Their bereavement was undeniable, yet it took me a moment to acknowledge that it was there.

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Ask Erin: How Do I Tell My Friend Who Just Miscarried That I’m Pregnant?

She may have feelings she needs to process privately. (Image: Thinkstock)

She’s made all the mistakes, so you don’t have to…Ask Erin is a weekly advice column, in which Erin answers your burning questions about anything at all.

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