Archive for Miscarriage



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Time to prepare for Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

October 15th — Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day — is coming soon — only seven weeks away!October 15 is the international day for pregnancy and infant loss awareness as started by Robyn Bear. Many of us will only light a candle at home on that day, but some of you super-mamas out there will […]

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I need YOUR voice in the Baby Dust book trailer

I am in the process of making a book trailer for my new novel Baby Dust, which is about a pregnancy loss support group, and I need YOU! A book trailer is like a movie trailer, and it gives you a feel for the experience of reading the book. Because Baby Dust is based on […]

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If you wish you’d had more information after your loss, here’s your chance to change things

Kristin over at Faces of Loss is just 14 positions away from earning a $25,000 grant from Pepsi to get booklets printed up and sent to hospitals. If she makes her goal, when a mom goes to the ER with a miscarriage or stillbirth, she will go home with information.How often can you influence things–actually make […]

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A new private group for those worried about miscarriage symptoms

I was recently gone for a week and during that time a terrible build-up of emails from worried pregnant mamas went unanswered. I knew I had to do something to help this situation–Google is ranking my miscarriage symptoms page very high (alternating between number one and number two), so I get some 3,000 visitors a […]

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Mother’s Day Give Away: Your baby’s name in a movie credit

Over at A Place for Our Angels: Memorials for Miscarriage and Stillbirth Babies, we’re having a HUGE Mother’s Day contest. We’ve already given away several books to moms on the page.At 10 p.m. Central Time on Sunday, Mother’s Day (May 8), we’ll be giving away something extra special. We’ll donate $100 to the movie Peekaboo […]

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Special e-cards for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a really tough day for a lot of people.  I blog about the holidays all the time (read some here).I know many of you this year were expecting a baby, but tragedy struck, and this Mother’s Day will be spent in grief rather than celebration.Other Moms will be celebrating with their children, […]

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It’s Casey’s Angelversary

Thirteen years and it could be yesterday. The giddiness we felt going to the doctor’s office to find out the gender of the baby. My students, back at school, placing bets on boy or girl. My coworkers, knowing I would finish the school year and not come back, and so they were planning an early […]

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Grandparents and Grief after a Miscarriage or Stillbirth

Yesterday at a support group meeting by the fabulous Face2Face Austin, one of the local groups started by Faces of Loss, Faces of Hope, we talked about how our parents handled the loss of their grandbabies. Especially sensitive is the discussion of “first” grandbabies and of other family members having babies during this difficult time. […]

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Angel Feature – Neveah

When Casey Shay Press ships out an angel book, we ask moms if they’d like to photograph some of the pages from their filled-out memory book so that we can meet their angels. Today we are featuring Neveah Hope. Her mom Samantha sent us snapshots of some of Neveah’s pages from In the Company of Angels.Thank […]

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It’s GO TIME for the movie about stillbirth

You did know one was being filmed, right? It’s called Peekaboo, and it’s being made in the UK by award-winning Big Buddha Films with an amazing pair of lead actors. In the story, a mother loses her triplets, and the movie deals with the aftermath in her life. Shooting begins in mid-March, so it’s time […]

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Fear at Christmas

UPDATE: I went ahead and set up a support topic for those who need to find each other over the holiday and talk to other grieving moms-to-be during this very tough time. Feel free to register under any anonymous name, just make sure you can check the email address to validate your registration so you can post […]

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Time to plan your memorials and walks for Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

October is coming soon — only seven weeks away!October 15 is the international day for pregnancy and infant loss awareness as started by Robyn Bear. Many of us will only light a candle at home on that day, but some of you super-mamas out there will organize public candle lightings or memorial walks.It’s not terribly […]

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Casey Shay’s Due Date, a Celebration

Casey Shay would be 12 years old this weekend. He’d probably ride a new bike, or take off down the street on a new skateboard. He’d probably celebrate by playing Blazertag with his best buds, hoping his parents would stay clear of the party as much as possible. But instead, he’s a shadow on a […]

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Getting ready for Oct. 15, 2010 candlelightings

The big day is almost here! Pregnancy and Infant Loss Loss Remembrance Day is Friday, Oct. 15. Remember to light your candle from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. your time to participate in the International Wave of Light. Check to see if there is a public candle lighting or walk in your area by visiting […]

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Ideas for Mother’s Day

Oh, what a troubling day this is, especially if you have yet to bring a baby home. One of the reasons I started Casey Shay Press was to come up with ways for us to remember and celebrate our babies, even if they were only with us for a few weeks of pregnancy. Early this […]

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My life, hard times

I keep getting behind on comments. I truly apologize, ladies. Last year, my second little miracle baby, now seven years old, had her first Grand Mal seizure. Since then, we’ve had to work hard to figure out what is best for her — medication or not, special help at school, what we should do. Amidst […]

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