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Book Review: Expecting Sunshine by Alexis Marie Chute

By |2017-05-30T22:12:02-04:00May 31st, 2017|

When Lindsey Henke founded Pregnancy After Loss Support (PALS) almost three years ago, there were few resources for women who were pregnant after a pregnancy, infant, or child loss (PAL). In those three years, PALS has contributed to newfound awareness of the unique nature of the PAL experience and more resources are available. Just last

Expecting Sunshine

By |2019-02-01T11:12:30-05:00January 28th, 2019|

Expecting Sunshine: A Journey of Grief, Healing, and Pregnancy after Loss $16.95 Buy Note: Payment fulfillment by Amazon.com. Written by Alexis Marie Chute, PALS contributor and friend. After her son, Zachary, dies in her arms at birth, visual artist and author Alexis Marie Chute disappears into her “Year of Distraction.”

“In This Moment, Everything is Okay” and other Helpful Pregnancy After Loss Affirmations

By |2018-06-13T17:39:48-04:00June 13th, 2018|

When you’re pregnant again after loss (PAL), it’s so easy to get inside your head. You’ve been introduced to the “baby loss world” and you have suddenly become aware of the many ways a baby can die during pregnancy. It’s so easy to go to a bad place very quickly. For me, affirmations were so

Oh, How Far We’ve Come

By |2018-02-20T22:40:39-05:00February 20th, 2018|

When I think back to what I was like in the early days after my loss, I barely recognize that person. I have grown and changed so much in the seven-and-a-half-years since my second child, Zachary, died in my arms moments after birth. At dinner tonight, my daughter Hannah pulled out a question card from

Christmas: A Trigger & a Choice

By |2017-12-20T09:02:25-05:00December 20th, 2017|

While my pregnancy after loss journey has brought me much joy, I still find Christmas a trigger season. I know it is a hard time for many grievers. It’s a sad paradox, really; a time so intent that we be merry is in fact a source of sadness for some. My son, Zachary, was due

The Healthy Grief Movement

By |2017-06-21T09:35:11-04:00June 21st, 2017|

I didn’t give much thought to grief before losing my son, Zachary, to a heart tumor in 2010. My few experiences with funerals were few and far between. There I observed the bereaved as sullen but composed. They were not weeping, though did shed a few tears. They were not outwardly angry and thanked people

Rainbow Babies’ Gift of Remembrance

By |2016-10-19T12:29:38-04:00October 19th, 2016|

I’m sure we’ve all experienced the ache of remembrance. It happens when observing other people’s children who are the age our baby that died would have been. Or it happens when we meet pregnant women whose gestational week sets off a painful trigger. After loss, it seems impossible to avoid these situations.   I have

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