We celebrate the beauty of pregnancy and the birth of a new child a lot around these parts, but we realize the path to motherhood isn't always beautiful, joyous, or easy for everyone. We're sensitive to the fact that getting pregnant and staying pregnant can be complicated, difficult, and often times disappointing.
For awhile now, we've wanted to create something for all of you moms who have struggled with miscarriage and infertility—and especially for our dear customers who have started or purchased a Childhood History Journal but haven't been able to continue it. Our hearts ache for you, and we want to help.
We believe in the power of journaling to not only preserve memories but also to help make sense of our emotions, work through complicated feelings, and heal our hurt. While everyone grieves differently, we thought the idea of these booklets featuring guided prompts, similar to our journals, would be a good place to start. The Promptly Journals Miscarriage Booklet and the Promptly Journals Infertility Booklet are completely free printable downloads available in our shop. We designed these booklets to be of service to mamas who want to heal, process, and honor their babies and their journey.
HOW TO DOWNLOAD & PRINT THE BOOKLETS:
- Download the free miscarriage booklet or the free infertility packet.
- Print the booklet from your home computer. Print the pages double-sided at full size (100%) and "on the short edge" to make sure it's oriented correctly.
- Stack the pages in the order they're printed and fold them in half (you don't need to do anything else to make it work.) You can bind the pages with a stapler or twine/ribbon if you'd like. Tuck the pages inside your journal for safe-keeping, or keep them as a stand-alone booklet.
- See the graphic below for illustrated instructions.
The subject of miscarriage and infertility is sensitive, emotional, and personal, but we hope that by writing down your story and offering a safe place to document your experience, thoughts, and deepest feelings, we can help you heal in some small way. We want to reach as many moms as possible, so we need your in help in spreading the word about these booklets. If you find them useful, please don't hesitate to share them with other mamas who could benefit from them too.