Tag Archives: Pregnancy

Swaddling May Contribute to the Risk of SIDS

Raising awareness of safe sleeping techniques may save lives and prevent the devastation of infant loss

In 1988, President Ronald Reagan declared the month of October Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, claiming in his October 25th proclamation that the national monthly observance, “offers us the opportunity to increase our understanding of the great tragedy involved in … Continue reading

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Can Counseling Help Heal Childhood Trauma, Grief and Loss? An Interview with Gaby Donnell, Part Two

A licensed clinical social worker helps individuals and couples through the stresses of their childbearing years

Today is part two of SevenPonds’ interview with Gaby Donnell, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and co-founder of Motheroots Counseling, based in Portland, Oregon. (Read part one here.) Motheroots provides counseling services to adults in their childbearing years, helping them deal … Continue reading

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Can Counseling Help Heal Childhood Trauma, Grief and Loss? An Interview with Gaby Donnell, Part One

A licensed clinical social worker helps individuals and couples through the stresses of their childbearing years

Today SevenPonds is speaking with Gaby Donnell, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and co-founder of Motheroots Counseling, based in Portland, Oregon. Motheroots provides counseling services to adults in their childbearing years, helping them deal with issues around fertility, loss of pregnancy, … Continue reading

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Cuddle Cots Give Parents of Stillborn Children More Time to Say Goodbye

New bedding technology keeps stillborn infants cool so parents can spend more time with them

Cuddle Cots are helping parents of stillborn babies say goodbye to their children in an unhurried, intimate and intentional way. Cuddle Cots are moses-style baskets with a built-in cooling system that allows parents to keep the body of their child … Continue reading

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In Adelaide’s Memory

A grieving mother finds comfort and purpose in creating clothing for children lost through pregnancy

When Keira found out she was pregnant with identical twin girls, her joy doubled. There were two car seats, two cribs, two minds — Keira’s and her husband’s — coming together to figure out how to help these girls find … Continue reading

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October Marks Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

The month, specifically October 15th, serves as a remembrance for babies that were lost to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, SIDS, etc.

Losing an infant is extremely difficult. In an effort to raise awareness of such a highly sensitive and difficult topic, October was designated as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month back in 1988 by President Ronald Reagan. Even in 2014, … Continue reading

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