The Loved Baby Pregnancy Loss Support Group Team is tribe of volunteers who have a passion for helping others navigate this difficult time.

 


 

Sarah Philpott

 

Sarah is the developer of Loved Baby, writer, former teacher, and Ph.D. She lives in Tennessee on a sprawling cattle farm where she raises her two mischievous children (with one on the way) and is farm wife to her high school sweetheart. A former teacher, she now spends her days cleaning peanut butter & jelly off the counter, dreaming of traveling the world, hosting “get-togethers” for her family & friends, and chasing her kids around the farm. Sarah is represented by The Blythe Daniel Literary Agency . You can visit with Sarah at All-American Mom where she writes about pregnancy loss, life on the farm, and cultivating a life of down-home simplicity. Psalm 46:10 “Be Still & Know that I Am God.”

Lynda Salisbury

Lynda lives in Indiana where she is a part-time substitute teacher, volunteer at an elementary school, and developer of Fervent Hope-a local resources and support to women and families who have endured the loss of a baby through miscarriage, pregnancy loss, stillbirth, or infant death. Lynda has three children born in heaven through miscarriage. Each loss defines separate chapters of spiritual growth in her life. Trying to conceive for four years with complications through endometriosis, she prayed daily through her two miscarriages in 2008. At age 40 she was given the gift of a rainbow baby, yet struggled with the reality of only having one child. In 2014 at age 44 she embraced a surprise pregnancy only to lose that baby to miscarriage also. She had to overcome the anger and bitterness that came with this chapter by living in God’s understanding and not her own. The verses she used to move forward into healing are Psalm 55:22 “Cast your cares upon the Lord for He will sustain you” and Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your path straight.”

Kayla Ryman

Kayla has her masters in counseling and her undergrad in psychology. She is currently a respite care provider for a little boy with autism. She enjoys volunteering to help children in her church. She has had three recurrent miscarriages and no living children. Her first loss was at 13 weeks, her second loss was 4-5 weeks, and her third loss was 17 weeks. She has found that one of her passions is helping other women who have gone through similar situations this is why she loves to be an administrator of Loved Baby.

 

 

Julie Meese

Julie lives in Texas where she taught kindergarten and first grade for six years. She is currently a SAHM and leader in her moms’ workout group. She is passionate about Jesus, her family, and teaching (especially reading intervention). Julie has a toddler-age son.  In 2014 her second child- Avery was found to be an ectopic pregnancy and she miscarried. Although she received unfortunate news about the future of her fertility she is currently pregnant with a rainbow—her miracle!

Rosemary Ferrera

Rosemary lives in Northern Virginia where she works for a pro-life non-profit and is a wife to her college sweetheart. She is passionate about helping women learn to tie together faith and fitness to be free to become all that God created them to be. Rosemary promotes this mission on her blog Soul Strong Fitness and also works part-time as an online health coach. Rosemary is a former Miss Virginia, is active in her church as a youth leader, and is mother to one in Heaven.

Brittnie Blackburn

Brittnie lives in Texas and enjoys writing on her blog and other outlets, baking, and lingering coffee dates with girlfriends. She has a background in social work, specifically adoption and foster care services. She currently is a full time stay at home mom. The twin of her oldest daughter (Clara 3.5) was lost at 8 weeks in 2011.  Clara’s twin (and Clara) were conceived via IVF.  Chance, who she conceived naturally, was stillborn at 20 weeks gestation in 2015. She also has a daughter Camille (age 2). Psalm 62:1-2 is her go to verse when she needs quick encouragement. Visit with Brittnie at her personal blog A Joy Renewed where you will find much encouragement and information about loss & infertility.

 

 

He comforts us in our troubles