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This evening I am editing phot

This evening I am editing photos while I’m waiting on batches of babies and ornaments to have their turns in the oven. I have so many photos I haven’t had a chance to share with you all yet - like this beautiful girly! My husband and I were just commenting on how much we love this sweet angel’s name: Gwendolyn 💕 . Share your angel baby’s name with us in the comments! We love looking at baby names and I know that you mommas and poppas love to talk about your little babies every chance you get. 💕 . . . . . #babymemorial #angelbaby #pregnancyandinfantloss #memorialart #infantlossawareness #bereavement #babyangels #lifeafterloss #miscarriagesurvivor #angelmummy #grievingmother #babylossawareness #angelinheaven #momofanangel #babyinheaven #inlovingmemory #mybabyhaswings #toobeautifulforearth #memorialgift #miscarriageawareness #stillbornstillloved #childloss #sids #babykeepsake #stillbirth #stillborn #pregnancyloss #infantloss #miscarriage #babyloss


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Thank you to Carson’s auntie

Thank you to Carson’s auntie for making this for me out of Lily’s sweet footprints. ☺️❤️🎄💚 #LilyKatherineAllenBall #HonoringLilyatChristmas


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In honor of our preemie, Payto

In honor of our preemie, Payton, born at 30 weeks and in remembrance of all the preemies that didn't survive. Thank you to the amazing doctors and nurses who took care of Payton for 38 days until she could come home. #worldprematurityday #30weekers #nicugrad #preemie #preemiepower #pregnancyandinfantloss #stillbirthawareness #1in4 #1in160 #rileykatherynfoundation #nonprofit


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Hey guys! I’m back. I’ve b

Hey guys! I’m back. I’ve been gone quite some time! I was Bombarded with school and work. Then school went on strike and has been on strike for about a month. But as schools been on strike I’ve had some life-changing things happen. I found out I was pregnant! Sadly it was an ectopic pregnancy. So I had to get surgery and had my right fallopian tube and baby removed. Now I’m on my third week recovering from surgery. So the want and the need to become a healthier me is 10 times more important than before. I need to be my healthiest self to provide for our next baby in the future. #healthylifestyle #healthychoices #pregnancyandinfantloss #ectopicpregnancy #waitingforthatrainbowbaby #fitness #fitnessmotivation #fitnessjourney #fitnessgoal #miscarriage #ectopicpregnancysurvivor #ectopic


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This photo shows three of my f

This photo shows three of my favorite things... my yoga practice, my @jadeyogamats, and my @restoreblank nail polish. Today, I will highlight my nail polish. Proceeds from this months polish will be donated to support #pregnancyandinfantloss. It's something I became aware of about two years ago. I had no idea how high the chances of loss happening were and how many women were dealing w this for so long without most people knowing. To anyone out there who has experienced this, today's practice is for you! 😘💜// #pregnancyandinfantloas #restoreblank #nailpolish #giveback


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Every morning we read our #hor

Every morning we read our #horoscopes ⚖️✨🏹 Today we read baby girl's for fun 🦁...it says she's going to get a roommate 😳 Umm, maybe someday, stars, but not right now... I had a Dr appt recently & she said that I really need to go on birth control so I don't get pregnant again 😐 I stared wide-eyed at her. I haven't been on bc since I was 22. I actually grew up with AWFUL cramps & should have been on it, but birth control made me feel angry, emotional, not myself. Then to think of everything we've been through the last 3 years TRYING to get pregnant. I can't believe we're having this conversation 🤦🏻‍♀️ "Women who have just given birth are very fertile" she says. We don't know what's in our future yet. I would never want to get pregnant again too soon for fear of a higher risk of miscarriage. If we do decide to try for more children, I hope it does come easily. No matter what, I can only assume there will be some level of anxiety after having a #miscarriage. We're not #ttc right now, but I just can't subscribe to anything that would actively KEEP us from getting pregnant after all we've been through 💌 . . #irishtwins #babies #fertility #fertilityjourney #infertility #infertilitysucks #infertilityjourney #ttccommunity #pregnancyandinfantloss #pregnancyandinfantlossawareness #pregnancyafterloss #rainbowbaby #birthcontrol #getpregnant #pregnancy #pregnant #havingababy #ttcjourney #babyloss #ihadamiscarriage #miscarriagesupport #infertilitysupport #shareyourstory #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #astrology


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Hint #6 For Surviving the Holi

Hint #6 For Surviving the Holidays after the loss of your baby: Be gentle with yourself and your body. Take time for rest and self-care. This time of year with all of the family and friends get-togethers, the busyness, the Traditions, it can be very tiring for anyone, let alone someone who is grieving the loss of their baby. It is an emotional time for those who are missing their baby or babies. Make sure to take time to mentally and physically rest. Take time to read a book, go to church, take extra naps, go to bed at a reasonable hour, exercise, try to eat healthy in between the parties, get a massage, go out to lunch with a friend. Anything that you can do that will physically and mentally rejuvenate you. Take time for yourself alone if that's what you need. #MEND #MommiesEnduringNeonatalDeath #supportgroup #miscarriage #stillbirth #infantloss #PregnancyandInfantLoss #support #supportgroup #surviving #thriving #holidays #christmas #Thanksgiving #hintsforsurvivingtheholidays


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One of my favorite things. Her

One of my favorite things. Her name is on the front & birthday on the back. I don’t think it’s ever left my arm, when I had Emerson Faith it jumped to the right wrist so the IV could go in there, but jumped right back after. Such a sweet, constant reminder. It’s taken a bit of a beating in its short 2 years, but that’s a-okay. Loss mamas, do you have jewelry in memory of your little ones? What’s your favorite piece? 💜. . . . . . . . . . . . #Infantloss #infantlossawareness #seasons #grief #loss #childloss #stillborn #stillbornawareness #makingadifference #momlife #mommylife #blessings #quoteoftheday #hope #strength #miscarriage #miscarriageawareness #lifeafterloss #captureyourgrief #iam1in4 #pregnancyandinfantloss #angelbaby #momtogs #quote #goodvibes #boho #promote #loveit


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Relationships change after los

Relationships change after loss. Some couples find it harder to connect while others have never been closer. However, I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that there has been one positive thing to occur in your relationship/marriage since your loss. Share below! . . For me, I'm so grateful that my husband and I have grown closer. We've become more vulnerable with one another and communicate better. Chloe gave us that.


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You're my first thought in the

You're my first thought in the morning, my very last before I fall asleep, and everything in between. 🌙 One of the hardest parts is knowing that you will always be missing from our earthly family. One day there will be life and joy in our home again and with every celebration, every triumph, every smile and every laugh, I'll think of you. I'll see your sweet, perfect face and wish to God that you were here on earth to share it all with us. And though I know in my bones that you'll be watching from above, it doesn't make missing you any easier. 💔 Every time I begin to ask God 'why?! Why our Abel?', he cuts me off and I hear him say ... "too beautiful for earth." Abel was never hungry, never cold, never alone. Never knew of pain or fear. He felt only our love. And in my deepest sorrow, when I can feel my heart start to break a little more, I find comfort in knowing that our angel is safe up there. 👼🏻 #ourabelmilo


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Happy Friday! {New Blogpost} 3

Happy Friday! {New Blogpost} 3 Ways to Survive Holiday Blues After Pregnancy or Infant Loss. —�—�—�—�—� Yesterday during {Real Talk Thursday’s} I asked what is one thing you do to help you with those Holiday Blues after your loss. This blogpost goes in detail on things that I️ do to cope and to honor my Angel Babies during the holiday season. —�—�—�—�—� Click the link in the bio to read the blog or visit EricaMMcAfee.com/Blog


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I came across this quote the o

I came across this quote the other day and it so perfectly articulates my feelings of late. I recommence my bereavement doula studies with @stillbirthday in the New Year. I'm not just surviving but thriving. I am ready to serve ✨


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Premature babies aren't always

Premature babies aren't always the stories you hear in the media of those little ones fighting in the nicu, and overcoming adversity. sometimes they are too small to even make it that far. 22 weeks pregnant and my cervix failed, a week later August and Evaline were born. The hospital couldn't and wouldn't even try to save them partially due to policy. Oliver tried to come early many times in my pregnancy but I was blessed to be able to carry him to 37 weeks. Who knows what my next pregnancy will entail but it's really scary. I hope we never have to live through another premature birth, but I know it's a real possibility. Because of this I am grateful to live in a country where we are able to save babies from 23 weeks (depending on the hospitals policy) and that most babies born after 28 weeks do survive. #worldprematurityday #incompetentcervix #preemie #pregnancyandinfantloss


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~ BABY ANGELS TEN AND ELEVEN ~

~ BABY ANGELS TEN AND ELEVEN ~ Joshua Thomas Bailey & Sophie Mae Bailey “Joshua, I want to just hold you tightly, kiss those cheeks and tell you how much we love and miss you 😢💔. Sophie you were our rainbow baby, our ray of hope, sadly lost. I want to tell you how loved you were and how much we prayed for you.” #justanothernumber #instaawareness #picoftheday #picforthought #stillbirth #stillbirthfoundationaustralia #miscarriage #pregnancyandinfantloss #sids


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