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Grief + Loss

Baby Loss, Foster Care + Adoption

Baby Loss, Foster Care + Adoption

Swell Adoption Fund: September 2016 The M Family's Travels From NICU to Foster Care and Finally Adoption My husband, Michael, and I were your typical high school sweethearts.  We started dating in ninth grade, wer...

The Beauty of the Rainbow Baby

The Beauty of the Rainbow Baby

As told by Marisa "The phrase 'Rainbow Baby' is the understanding that the beauty of a rainbow does not negate the ravages of the storm. When a rainbow appears, it doesn't mean the storm never happened or that we are not still ...

Helping a Mama Grieve

Helping a Mama Grieve

"And she loved a little boy very, very much, even more than she loved herself."    {Myles' Sweet Feet} The second installment of our blog series for Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month in October is focused on the friends...

Dear Mama...

Dear Mama...

The following is a collection of writings from mothers who want to pay love forward to others who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss. They do this by sharing their stories, their reflections on grief and their kind words...

Letter of Profound Thanks

Letter of Profound Thanks

Letter from a Bereaved Mother Follow up from our Mother's Day Love Paid Forward Project I just received the loveliest letter from the mom we surprised with cards of encouragement thanks to our customers' help in honor of Moth...

Spreading Sunshine Thru (Project Leo William &)

Spreading Sunshine Thru (Project Leo William &)

The Stunning Little Leo William It is incredibly humbling to have the opportunity to use Swell Forever as a vehicle for bringing joy to others, helping raise awareness for those who need a champion, and perpetually discovering...

When the Heart Breaks: Part 2

When the Heart Breaks: Part 2

Celebrating Cherished Lives Through Pregnancy + Infant Loss Awareness Month in October Understanding grief and how it can affect parents is one component to raising awareness. The other facet is what we as friends and family d...

Shed Light on SIDS: Our Forever Bird™ Project

Shed Light on SIDS: Our Forever Bird™ Project

Carla and Baby Owen We are making October's Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month count. One of the most heartbreaking experiences with infant deaths is not having any explanation as to why your child stopped breathing. I...

When the Heart Breaks: Part I

When the Heart Breaks: Part I

It's been a year since we launched our Swell Forever Facebook page and fittingly, it happened to be October. We celebrate the lives we've lost through miscarriage and infancy during Pregnancy + Infant Loss Awareness Month   We ...

The Millie Dress: A Legacy of Kindness

The Millie Dress: A Legacy of Kindness

A message for Maddie from Millie  My life has been blessed by the presence of two special Millies. One is my cousin's adorable daughter, Amelia Rose. She's classy, vibrant and loving and as girly as that ruffled hem. The o...