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3 ways to prepare for Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

October is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month in the United States, and has been since the 1988 Congress and Ronald Reagan declared it to be so every year. Additionally, in 2001, the House of Representatives declared October 15 to be Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.
October also includes Baby Loss Awareness Week (UK, 9 October – 15 October) and Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day (Canada, October 15, and Australia, October 15).

Here are three ways you can prepare for these important commemorations.… Continue reading 3 ways to prepare for Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

Building community – and rebuilding it when trucks drive through your walls: an interview with the doula behind The Mother Well

In which I mostly interview Victoria – about her work as a doula, the resources for parents she’s created at Mother Well Doula, her secret life as a young adult fiction writer, and her advice for being a mom and a small business owner –, and then, for a few minutes at the end, we have a back-and-forth conversation about doulas and privacy. … Continue reading Building community – and rebuilding it when trucks drive through your walls: an interview with the doula behind The Mother Well

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