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A New Year…again.

The start of a new year is a complicated time for families who have experienced infant death or pregnancy loss. It does not feel like a time of renewal or a time to make resolutions. There is often a sense … Continue reading

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For the Love of Siblings

Once again the holidays are here and with those come a myriad of strong feelings both wonderful and scary. These feelings happen unexpectedly, intensely and sometimes simultaneously. Thanksgiving was hectic at my house this year. It was a larger than … Continue reading

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Acceptance

While speaking with a parent who is new to our Rainbow Pregnancy Loss and Infant Death support group, I was reminded of a very early and very important tenet of our program. Rainbow has always been and will always be … Continue reading

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Our previous lives change forever…

June marks the anniversary month of the very first Rainbow Parent Support Group meeting. The year was 1982, and a core group of four very young parents had been working on organizing this program for almost eight months. Sadly, gratefully, … Continue reading

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A New Year – A New Beginning

The year 2016, has been excruciatingly painful for many families. It has been a year of loss, anxiety and sadness. I have met many bereaved families locally during this past year and Rainbow has also welcomed families from around the … Continue reading

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Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month: October 2016

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” Maya Angelou -This photo was provided by Dawn and Issacc Ikener, in loving memory of their son, Keiran Michael.   October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month. … Continue reading

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It Truly Takes a Village

It Truly Takes a Village of Love and Support I am often reminded that every pregnancy loss and infant death is unique. Each baby has his or her own identity based on our individuality, our histories, our hopes and dreams, … Continue reading

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