Going through a pregnancy after loss is difficult. Going through pregnancy after loss during a pandemic is even more challenging. That is why this past year Pregnancy After Loss Support (PALS) focused its efforts on supporting the parent pregnant after a loss during a pandemic.
We moved our in-person PALS Meet-Ups to Zoom meet-ups over the internet. We continued to support pregnant parents on Facebook and Instagram, including our 14 online Facebook groups, which recently won the 2020 PAIL Award for best Facebook support group.
We highlighted stories of how difficult it was for our parents to be pregnant after a loss during a pandemic as part of our Second Annual Waddle Walk, which raised over $20,000 again, even during a pandemic with masks and social distancing.
And finally, we started development on our PALS Pregnancy After Loss Tracker app that will be completed and launched this year (crossing our fingers for June of 2021), where we will continue to provide award-winning support to parents pregnant after loss.
To everyone who has financially supported, volunteered, or benefited from PALS services, please realize that this work and growth would not have been possible without your generous hearts, support, and belief in the mission of Pregnancy After Loss Support. Your continued dedication to PALS while we lived through the COVID-19 pandemic–the worst pandemic in 100 years–is noticed and much appreciated.
Lindsey Henke, MSW, LICSW
Founder and Executive Director of
Pregnancy After Loss Support