My Latest For PALS: A Potential Space

A child leading an adult through a field

When I thought about what I would write about for my bi-monthly spot in Pregnancy After Loss Support’s publishing calendar, my mind flashed back to something a doctor said to me right before an important ultrasound. She said, “A uterus is a potential space.” It’s an interesting way to talk about an organ but I think the reason the moment came to me wasn’t because of biology. The moment came to me because it felt like a metaphor. The doctor was talking about my body, sure, but she was also talking about my mind. And my life. I wrote this month’s PALS piece all about that moment and what holding space for potential means to me right now.

I hope you enjoy my latest for PALS, entitled A Potential Space.

Child leading an adult into a field (a potential space)

Published by Emily P.G. Erickson

Emily P.G. Erickson is a freelance writer specializing in mental health and parenting. She has written for major digital publications, including Everyday Health, Health, The New York Times, Parents, Romper, WIRED, and more. Emily is a professional member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) and the Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ). Formerly a mental health researcher, Emily also holds a master's degree in psychology. You can find the latest from Emily at

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