8.15.17: A Letter to Liv

Written by Emily & Tyler Plahanski, proud parents of Olivia Margaret On June 6th, 2017 after 30 hours of induced labor, my husband Tyler and I gave birth to our beautiful baby girl, Olivia Margaret, stillborn, at 30 weeks. Our story is likely not much different than yours as it relates to the feeling of loss, hopelessness, guilt... Continue Reading →

8.1.17: A Tough Pill to Swallow

As I gazed down at my new morning cocktail of prenatals and preventative meds I thought grimly, “This sucks.” Since Everett passed away, we’ve gone through extensive testing and appointments in anticipation of trying for Baby #2 someday. As a result of this process it has come to light that I have something in my... Continue Reading →

7.15.17: Vivienne’s Story

Written by Joanna & Bill, proud parents of Vivienne Renee “This is the happiest story in the world with the saddest ending,” writes Elizabeth McCracken in her powerful memoir. That book is currently at the top of a pile of many other sad and depressing (but inspiring) books of pregnancy and infant loss that now... Continue Reading →

6:30.17: A New “Me”

A former colleague of mine used to come in all bright-eyed with ideas and solutions she had thought of while getting ready for work that morning. Our team called these “shower moments”. Today I had a shower moment and felt compelled to share... This picture was taken on my 30th birthday and it depicts exactly... Continue Reading →

6.15.17: Sharing

Today marks six months after our son, Everett, passed away. To even type those words and to accept their truth can be a challenge. And being inducted into this population impacted by infant loss was heart wrenching. However, from this loss has come an insane amount of good. Perhaps the most significant has been the... Continue Reading →

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