Oct 17 2012

Grief Relief – Multiple Losses

In honor of pregnancy and infant loss awareness month, in conjunction with our three-year anniversary, we are launching the “Grieve Out Loud Grief Relief.” Read about Grief Relief here.

Today’s submission is about multiple losses. Here are some things you could consider including in your piece.

What kind of losses did you experience? (1st tri, 2nd tri, stillbirth?)
Time between pregnancies/losses?
Any medical explanation of losses?
What keeps you motivated to keep trying?
Are you afraid to try again?
What eventually brought you a live baby?
What advice do you have for RPL (repeat pregnancy loss) families?

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E-Mail Submission Guidelines are as follow:

1) All submissions are to be sent to with the subject “Multiple Losses.”

2) Copy and paste your original piece into the body of the e-mail. No attachments please.

3) Please include a one paragraph bio including your name, your baby’s name, type of loss, and blog URL if applicable.

4) All submissions are subject to editorial review and may be edited for clarity. We may only utilize a small portion of your work.

5) Submissions due by 11/01/12


Oct 9 2012

Grief Relief – Divorce

In honor of pregnancy and infant loss awareness month, in conjunction with our three-year anniversary, we are launching the “Grieve Out Loud Grief Relief.” Read about Grief Relief here.

Today’s submission is about divorce and/or separation after loss. Here are some things you could include in your piece.

How long were you married/together before your loss?
When did you first feel the separation?
Were you able to talk about your loss with your partner?
How did the divorce talk come about?
Where did you go after the split?
What advice do you have for families being faced with divorce?
Do you feel more alone without your partner?

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E-Mail Submission Guidelines are as follow:

1) All submissions are to be sent to with the subject “Divorce.”

2) Copy and paste your original piece into the body of the e-mail. No attachments please.

3) Please include a one paragraph bio including your name, your baby’s name, type of loss, and blog URL if applicable.

4) All submissions are subject to editorial review and may be edited for clarity. We may only utilize a small portion of your work.

5) Submissions due by 11/01/12


Oct 7 2012

Grief Relief – Period

In honor of pregnancy and infant loss awareness month, in conjunction with our three-year anniversary, we are launching the “Grieve Out Loud Grief Relief.” Read about Grief Relief here.

Today we are asking for a personal submission. When was your first post-delivery period? Did it come naturally, or was it brought on medically (ie: Provera?) Furthermore, how did it make you feel both physically and mentally?

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E-Mail Submission Guidelines are as follow:

1) All submissions are to be sent to with the subject “Period.”

2) Copy and paste your original piece into the body of the e-mail. No attachments please.

3) Please include a one paragraph bio including your name, your baby’s name, type of loss, and blog URL if applicable.

4) All submissions are subject to editorial review and may be edited for clarity. We may only utilize a small portion of your work.

5) Submissions due by 11/01/12


Oct 4 2012

Grief Relief – Public Blogging

 

In honor of pregnancy and infant loss awareness month, in conjunction with our three-year anniversary, we are launching the “Grieve Out Loud Grief Relief.”

We will be asking for your personal stories on topics such as pregnancy and infant loss, trying to conceive after loss, pregnancy after loss, and parenting after loss. With your help we will be able to help families foresee some of the twists and turns on the rollercoaster of grief. Your personal stories will become the 2013 Grieve Out Loud Grief Relief Brochure.

Throughout the entire month of October we will be asking for your submissions to specific topics. Today we want to know your personal thoughts and experiences with Public Blogging. Here are some things you could include in your piece.

Did you start your own loss-specific blog?
Was it hard to get started?
How did you build your audience?
Who are your favorite loss blogs to follow?
Where did you find the blogs you currently follow?
How often do you blog?
Do you comment on other blogs?
What stops you from commenting?
Do you wish you had more followers?
Did you stop following blogs after the blogger became pregnant?
How did you ‘end’ your blog?
What would have kept you blogging?
Do you believe blogging is healing?

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E-Mail Submission Guidelines are as follow:

1) All submissions are to be sent to with the subject “Public Blogging.”

2) Copy and paste your original piece into the body of the e-mail. No attachments please.

3) Please include a one paragraph bio including your name, your baby’s name, type of loss, and blog URL if applicable.

4) All submissions are subject to editorial review and may be edited for clarity. We may only utilize a small portion of your work.

5) Submissions due by 11/01/12