Being pregnant after loss at the holidays can be incredibly emotional. The courageous pregnant after loss mama is grieving her baby who died and trying to be hopeful about the baby she is carrying. Attending any events around the holidays can be fraught with anxiety and sadness. She is keenly aware of who is missing and trying to hold hope that she will have a living baby next year during the holidays. Show her your love and support with these special holiday gifts for the mom pregnant after loss. These gifts acknowledge all of her babies and recognize her journey.

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Gifts for the Pregnant After Loss Mom who Finds Comfort and Hope in Rainbows

Many parents pregnant after loss embrace the term “rainbow baby” for their subsequent baby, but not all do. If your loved one refers to their baby after loss as a rainbow baby, they will love one of these gifts.

1. You’re Looking At a Rainbow Maternity Shirt

You're Looking at a Rainbow Maternity t-shirt

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Our signature “You’re looking at a rainbow!” maternity t-shirt has been incredibly popular ever since it was released, even going viral in a heartwarming post of two moms connecting in a store after seeing one wearing this shirt. This long-sleeved shirt will keep your loved one warm this holiday season. It is also available in short sleeves.

2. Rainbow Baby Monthly Milestone Blanket

Rainbow Milestone Blanket Set

Photo Credit: Miaoberry Designs

This precious rainbow milestone blanket set from Miaoberry Designs is a favorite rainbow gift in our community. It’s such a hope-filled gift for the mom pregnant after loss and her rainbow baby.

3. Rainbow Necklace

Rainbow Baby Necklace

Photo Credit: The Cooper Project

This beautiful hand-stamped rainbow necklace from The Cooper Project makes a thoughtful gift for the rainbow mama, recognizing the journey to the baby she is carrying. It’s available in sterling silver, rose gold filled, and gold filled.

4. Rainbow Mama Mug

Rainbow Mama mug

Photo Credit: Happily Chic Designs

This darling Rainbow Mama mug from Happily Chic Designs will be a favorite that she’ll grab again and again as she travels her journey through pregnancy and parenting after loss.

5. Rainbow Sherbert Teething Necklace

Rainbow Sherbet Signature Teething Necklace

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This pretty and sweet rainbow necklace is also safe for teething babies, so it will quickly become a favorite for the pregnant after loss mom during her pregnancy and beyond.

Non-rainbow Gifts to Celebrate the Pregnant After Loss Mom

For those mamas who don’t resonate with the “rainbow baby” term, or if you’re not sure, these beautiful gifts will honor their motherhood journey.

6. Mama and Baby Silhouette Pendant Necklace

Mama and baby silhouette pendant

Photo Credit: The Cooper Project

This gorgeous hand-stamped mama and baby silhouette pendant necklace from The Cooper Project celebrates the pregnant after loss mama’s motherhood.

7. Mama Mug

Mama mug

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Pregnant after loss mamas often feel their motherhood is invisible after they have experienced pregnancy or infant loss. This mama mug from The Cooper Project validates their motherhood.

8. Jumble of Love Necklace

jumble of love necklace from Lisa Leonard Designs

Photo Credit: Lisa Leonard

This precious Jumble of Love necklace from Lisa Lenoard is fully customizable and makes a precious gift that includes all of a mama’s babies. New charms can be added, making it the perfect gift for a pregnant after loss mama.

9. Willow Tree Hope Figurine

Willow Tree Hope Figurine

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Let the pregnant after loss mama know that you’re holding hope with her with this sweet Hope figurine from Willow Tree.

10. Motherhood Journey Keychain or Wristlet

Journey for Jasmine motherhood journey keychain

Photo Credit: Journey For Jasmine

 

Journey for Jasmine motherhood journey keychain wristlet

Photo Credit: Journey For Jasmine

These precious keychains and wristlets are customized to each parent’s motherhood journey by Sarah Cox of Journey For Jasmine. They truly are a one-of-a-kind gift that moms cherish as they use them each day.

Books to Gift to the Pregnant After Loss Mom

Books can be so helpful for support and validation. Help your loved one feel less alone on this journey with one of these favorite books for pregnant after loss moms.

11. An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination: A Memoir by Elizabeth Cracken

Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination by Elizabeth McCracken

An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination is an incredible memoir by Elizabeth McCracken and a favorite in the PALS community, addressing both pregnancy loss and the subsequent pregnancy. In her ninth month of pregnancy, she learned that her baby boy had died. How do you deal with and recover from this kind of loss? Of course you don’t — but you go on. And if you have ever experienced loss or love someone who has, the company of this remarkable book will help you go on. With humor and warmth and unfailing generosity, McCracken considers the nature of love and grief. She opens her heart and leaves all of ours the richer for it.

12. Pregnancy After Loss Support: Love Letters to Moms Pregnant After Loss

Pregnancy After Loss Support: Love Letters to Moms Pregnant After Loss, Edited by Emily Long and Lindsey Henke

Love Letters to Moms Pregnant After Loss, from Emily Long and Lindsey M. Henke, is a simple book of love written for a mom pregnant again after loss, from other loss moms in the Pregnancy After Loss Support community who have been where you are now. In the pages of this book, contributors share letters of love from their hearts to pregnant after loss mamas with the hope that, maybe, in the darkest, loneliest hours of grief and fear, they will find a little bit of comfort in the words offered. The deepest desire is for moms to know that they are not alone. Let this book wrap the pregnant after loss mama in love and be a light in the darkness as she carries both hope and fear and engage in the most courageous act – to choose for life after knowing death.

13. Courageously Expecting: 30 Days of Encouragement for Pregnancy After Loss by Jenny Albers

Courageously Expecting book

Courageously Expecting is written by PALS contributor, Jenny Albers, and has quickly become a favorite for our pregnant after loss mamas of faith. Using Scripture and personal narrative, Courageously Expecting empathizes with and empowers women to face a pregnancy after loss with faith and courage, despite inevitable feelings of grief and fear that accompany life after losing a baby.

14. Rebirth: The Journey of Pregnancy After a Loss by Joey Miller

Rebirth: The Journey of Pregnancy After Loss

Rebirth by Joey Miller provides a road map for the journey of pregnancy after loss. With concrete help navigating the immediate aftermath of tragedy and the difficulties re-acclimating to a very fertile world to the very mixed emotions of grieving while trying to conceive, Rebirth addresses the inconceivable with deep empathy and practical wisdom. Therapist and social worker Joey Miller has counseled women and their families on exactly these matters for nearly twenty years. She brings deep compassion, knowledge, and wisdom of both the emotional and physical roller coasters to help women and their partners tackle all the tough issues they face during pregnancy after loss.

What would I give? Hope.

Give the gift of hope to your loved one and to other parents experiencing pregnancy after loss by making a donation to Pregnancy After Loss Support. A donation of $40 (for the 40 weeks of pregnancy after loss) helps us provide support and hope through our Pregnancy After Loss App to individual members during their pregnancy. Donate now, and we will send an email to your loved one letting them know a gift has been made in their honor or in their baby’s memory.

The holidays can be an emotional time for loss families, especially when pregnant after loss. Acknowledging their journey through a gift will mean so much to them.

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