What to expect during your first postpartum doctor appointment after loss– I appreciated this article (though I wish she used “provider” rather than “doctor” but that’s just the midwife in me.) She mentions how she wishes her doctor had given more emotional support. I bet many of us feel that way (though I do have to give a shout out to my midwives, who might just be the exception). From the provider perspective, I bet many are at a loss as far how to help those who have lost. I think it speaks that providers need more guidance on just how to provide that emotional support. Any concrete suggestions?
Unexpected lives– A fascinating read. These five stories of families given difficult diagnoses for their children. I of course could relate in a way and it also helps me visualize a little what my life might have been life had Mabel lived. Gripping.
The Sacred Project– Have you seen this? Are you in this? I signed up for this project but never got around to submitting (or taking) a photo. A little regret that I never did, because it’s so beautiful. Props.
We’re Having a Baby Together- For Short Lives– I know this is not applicable to most, but I am just so impressed that this video exists.
Remembering a sad sad day two years ago- the Sandy Hook shooting, a tragedy that is close to home- both physically and emotionally now that I too am part of the child lost community in CT. Thinking of those parents, the families and the children today, especially.
Has any article really spoken to you this week? Please share.