From Pregnancy Loss to an Unexpectedly Quick Birth — 046

Birth, Loss & Grief, New Mama

Before birthing her daughter, Rooney, Emmy experienced several miscarriages. When she shared her story with the other women in her life she was surprised to find that half of them had also had miscarriages but never felt comfortable talking about it.

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Mellisa’s Story: Homebirth After Stillbirth — 045

Birth, Listener Faves, Loss & Grief, Pregnancy

Throughout 5 pregnancies, 3 births and 2 babies, Mellisa has been emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually shaken and forced to evaluate what she really believes about birth and motherhood.

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Mellisa’s Story: Stillbirth at 42 Weeks – 031

Birth, Listener Faves, Loss & Grief

Mellisa openly shares her story of birth, loss, and grief as she and her partner experienced the stillbirth of her second son.

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Mellisa’s Story: 56 Hours of Labor – 032

Birth, New Mama, Pregnancy

Mellisa shares how her expectations of how naturally motherhood would come to her set her up for a really rough transition and so much heartache.  Not realizing that she was experiencing severe postpartum anxiety, she suffered for a long time before getting help.

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Grieving Goldie – 030

Birth, Loss & Grief

Christa Black Gifford had no idea that her daughter, Goldie, had anencephaly until the moment she was born.  Instantly plunged into a world of shock and grief, she treasured every moment with her beautiful daughter before her heart stopped beating 40 minutes later.

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Preterm Birth and Loss (Sweet Afton) – 029

Birth, Listener Faves, Loss & Grief

Able to hold and spend time with him for a few hours, Lindsay and her husband faced the deepest and darkest moments of their lives – and yet Lindsay talks repeatedly of the sense of calm and peace that she felt.

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