Author Archive | Laura Holland

dear baby, miscarriage, pregnancy loss

Dear Baby :: Letter from a Loss Mom

Dear Baby, I carried you for ten short weeks – two-and-a-half months. It wasn’t long enough to know your hair or eye color. It wasn’t long enough to feel your kicks. But it was long enough to learn to love you. It was long enough to feel my breasts and body changing; long enough to […]

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world breastfeeding week, Lovelace, Albuquerque Moms Blog

The Benefits of Breastmilk (and Unconventional Uses)

We’re continuing our celebration of World Breastfeeding Week 2019 The theme for this year is “Empower Parents, Enable Breastfeeding.” Thanks to Lovelace Health System for sponsoring this World Breastfeeding Week Editorial Series.  My best friend had a baby three months before I got pregnant. Her baby had trouble nursing, so she ended up pumping a […]

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Forgotten mothers on mother's Day, Albuquerque Moms Blog

To the Forgotten Mothers on Mother’s Day

When I was pregnant with our son, David, I had a lot of people stop and wish me congratulations on that first Mothers day. Only, what most people didn’t realize was that it wasn’t my first Mothers day – it was my fourth. I miscarried our first two pregnancies. Even after our son was born, […]

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What They Don't Tell You About Parenthood from Albuquerque Moms Blog

What They Don’t Tell You About Parenthood

When I became pregnant with our son David in 2014, we were overjoyed. We had been trying for years, and experienced two miscarriages. So as the pregnancy progressed and everything looked good, we were very hopeful that this would be our rainbow baby. Once I began showing, we received the usual congratulations from people who […]

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Children at Christmas from Albuquerque Moms Blog

Reflections on the Joy of Children at Christmas

Christmas has always been my favorite holiday. But ever since grief entered my life, it has definitely not the same. It has more become a time of deep reflection, where I feel a lot of both joy and sorrow. A few years ago I had a particularly dismal Christmas. We were grieving our second miscarriage, […]

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