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Healing After Infant Loss & Marriage Breakdown — 085

Cyclical Living, Healing, Loss & Grief

April McMurtry, creator of The Moon Is My Calendar, goes deep on how the moon serves as a guide to us on the journey of cyclical living and awareness, and how we can bring this awareness into our relationship with our daughters.

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Healing from Birth Trauma & Pregnancy Complications — 082

Birth, Healing, Loss & Grief, Pregnancy

Best-selling author of Pregnancy Brain, Parijat Deshpande’s world changed when her complicated, high risk pregnancy ended with the birth of her son at 25 weeks. In this episode, we explore trauma, the nervous system and how to use the mind body connection to not just manage a high risk pregnancy but actually thrive.

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Miscarriage & Complicated Pregnancy and Birth — 078

Birth, Loss & Grief, Pregnancy

When her water broke during her 16th week of pregnancy Kate was placed on home bed rest. Then at 27-weeks, she experienced such an intense bleeding that she was placed in a high-risk perinatal unit where she was told by hospital staff that she was the most complicated, naturally-conceived pregnancy they had ever experienced.

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I Had a Miscarriage — 077

Loss & Grief, Pregnancy, Women's Health

Dr. Jessica Zucker is a well-known psychologist who specializes in women’s reproductive and maternal mental health. She practiced clinically for years before her own 16-week miscarriage offered her a new perspective on the many aspects of loss and how it touches every part of a woman’s life.

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Storytelling as Healing for Trauma — 063

Birth, Loss & Grief, Women's Health

Laura’s research in her doctoral program have led her to focus her doctoral project on creating an important space in our community – giving women who have had traumatic birth stories a chance to find growth and healing through processing and integrating the birth experiences they have already had.  

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Loss, Adoption, Cesarean Birth & Foster Parenting — 058

Adoption, Birth, Loss & Grief

During today’s episode, Natalie Brenner shares the joy, sadness, and grief she has experienced during her biological, adoptive and foster care motherhood journeys.

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