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 popular 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). Previously, Emily researched PTSD for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and earned a master's in psychology. You can find the latest from Emily at

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