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 writer with a master's degree in psychology. Her service journalism and personal essays about mental health, mindfulness, and motherhood have appeared in The New York Times, WIRED, Romper, Elemental, and elsewhere. You can find the latest from Emily at

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