I’m getting really honest in today’s episode about what pregnancy after loss has been like for me and sharing a few practical ideas for how to fight through the difficulties and challenges a loss mama might face in this season. If you love someone who has experienced the loss of a baby and is either trying to conceive or is pregnant again, I think this episode will help shed some light on what she is feeling and experiencing and in turn help you to understand a little better what she is going through.
At the time of this recording I am nearly 34 weeks pregnant. The past 30+ weeks have held high highs that have been incredibly sweet and joy-filled, moments I will treasure forever, but I would by lying if I didn’t tell you that the majority of these past 30+ weeks have held incredibly low lows.
In this episode I share a few practical physical, mental and spiritual tips for fighting those low lows.
This episode likely did not answer all your questions about pregnancy after loss but I pray that it gave you an honest picture of a girl trying to fight for faith amidst a war of uncertainty and fear. I pray it encourages you that you are not alone in this and that you are reminded of a God who will one day restore and redeem all that has been broken. You are so loved friend and I am praying for you today.
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Today, October 15, is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Day. Today we honor you and remember your babies. And I wanted to invite you to join me at 7pm for something really special. At 7pm (your local time) light a candle. Women who have experienced the loss of a baby will be joining together from all […]
Episode 52 This week we celebrated my son’s birthday. He would have been turning 11 years old. Celebrating the birthday of a baby who has died is incredibly hard. And over the years it has often felt impossible. Like I might just be crushed under the weight of that reality. In this week’s episode I’m […]
6 years ago my mama heart was desperate for a way to honor my son on his birthday. He would have been turning 5 and 5 felt so big and important. And I felt lost as to how to honor him well that year. After pouring my heart out to my best friend she nonchalantly said (nonchalantly because […]
Episode 51 In this week’s episode I spend time talking with Diana Stone, the mother of two girls here on earth and three boys in heaven. She is the editor-in-chief at Still Standing Magazine: a site for all those grieving infertility and child loss. My time with Diana is real and honest as we talk […]
1 in 4 women will experience the loss of a baby through a miscarriage. 24,000 babies will be born still this year. And hundreds of babies across the United States will die suddenly and unexpectedly. Let’s honor those babies this month. And let’s honor these mamas who are fighting for hope and joy amidst such […]
Lord, would you renew and restore our heart’s this month? October’s Verse of the Month Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from me.Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit. Psalm 51:10-12 VERSE WALLPAPERClick […]
I asked 3 specific questions to real women who have experienced a life-limiting diagnosis with their baby. Questions about what they would tell someone who has a friend or family member walking through a similar reality — a reality where mama is carrying a baby that she will deliver, and then have to say goodbye […]
Episode 50 Listen in as I spend some time with Brooke Stone whose son Sawyer, was diagnosed with Trisomy 13. Brooke shares helpful and practical thoughts about Trisomy 13 and her experience of carrying a baby to term that had a life-limiting diagnosis. She shares invaluable wisdom about the decisions that need to be made, […]
Packing a bag for the hospital when you know you baby will not live long after they are born is difficult and tragic, to say the least. My hope is that the limited moments you do have with your baby are incredibly meaningful and memorable. So, I put together this simple checklist, all based on […]