Our bereavement retreat is coming up, and we need five things. Can you help us?
I am honored to announce the new Mother Well Bereavement Box, a gift box designed specifically for a parent grieving an early loss.
In this video for The Mother Well, I go over some tips for creating a pregnancy care package for a friend.
Pregnancy loss is sadly common, but our society doesn't prepare us for supporting a friend through a miscarriage or stillbirth. In my latest for FemCatholic, I give three straightfward suggestions for things to avoid and things to do instead when supporting a friend who has experienced a loss.
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.
This October, Victoria Wilson (at The Mother Well) and I will be hosting two bereavement retreats for those who have suffered miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant loss. We are hoping for five things; can you help us?
I recently wrote for FemCatholic a bit about my dissertation and doula work and what I've heard the most from parents and those thinking about entering parenthood in the past year: "I don't know if I can do this." Do you want to support them? I have some ideas for how you can do that.… Continue reading How to support moms after the COVID baby bust
Flowers are the go-to gift when someone dies. I'd like to gently suggest that you reconsider that gift in cases of miscarriage.
It's World Breastfeeding Month, so (like always) it's great time to cheer on your friends or loved ones who are breastfeeding or doing any other amazing and arduous tasks to make sure that children are fed!
So, to make encouraging them easier for you, I've created some feeding affirmation cards.
It's World Breastfeeding Week, which is awesome, but anytime is a good time to share some ideas for how you can support your lactating friend! Read on for my top seven tips.