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Baby Loss Day

October 15th is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.  Baby loss day.  In my world, every day is baby loss day.  Nearly five years ago I lost my first son.  No, I didn’t loose him; that implies there’s a chance he’s been misplaced and can be found again.  He’s dead.  Gone forever.  And for the […]

The Postpartum Doula Diaries: One Mother’s Struggle in Pregnancy with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

I have a rare connective tissue disorder called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.  What that means is that my body doesn’t properly make collagen, a basic building block that makes our bodies strong.  My collagen isn’t strong, and certain tissues like my skin, tendons, ligaments, and some of my internal organs are stretchy and weak.  It makes these […]

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