EP115 - Eliminating Shame, Guilt, and Regret with Post-Abortive Women with Latoya Mathews

EP115 - Eliminating Shame, Guilt, and Regret with Post-Abortive Women with Latoya Mathews

When today’s guest became pregnant with her daughter she sobbed to a friend “how was she going to take care of one when she had given up another” Latoya Matthews shares her abortion story, how post-partum depression along with guilt and shame of her abortion came alive after having her daughter, and how she has turned her pain into power by helping other post-abortive women eliminate shame, guilt, and regret of their abortions.

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EP114 - Stress and Depression led to decision to Abort Pregnancy with Tiffany Nicole

EP114 - Stress and Depression led to decision to Abort Pregnancy with Tiffany Nicole

After becoming unexpectedly pregnant at 28 today’s guest fell into a deep depression due to the circumstances of her pregnancy. Tiffany Nicole takes us back on the journey toward healing from shame and stigma of abortion, and losing an ex to another woman. This episode is for you to listen to if you have ever been in a situation when you were stressed and depressed it made you physically ill, and how love and therapy can move you out of that depressed state.

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EP113 - Naming a Baby that was Electively Terminated with Raina Brown

EP113 - Naming a Baby that was Electively Terminated with Raina Brown

After being diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) today’s guest was surprised when she found out she was pregnant and the child’s father asked her to terminate the pregnancy. Raina Brown shares intimate details of her choice to terminate her pregnancy, how she conquered grief, and how she is healing by identifying and naming her baby she never had a chance to hold. This episode is for you to listen to if you ever have been in a relationship and had to make a decision that was life altering like deciding to have an abortion.

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EP112 - Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome and Peace with Child Loss with Taysha Turman

EP112 - Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome and Peace with Child Loss with Taysha Turman

Imagine at your first doctors appointment being told your baby had fluid around their heart? After being advised to wait until the baby had grown to conduct a full anatomy screening, today’s guest was faced with devastating news. Taysha Turman found out at 16 weeks that her baby was diagnosed with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and a diaphragmatic hernia. The doctors advised her to terminate her pregnancy, but she kept her faith in God and trusted God throughout her pregnancy and birth. Her baby boy had a traumatic birth receiving chest compressions and died 3 months later due to his heart condition. This episode is for you to listen to if you have experienced child loss and how to find peace after loss.

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EP111 - Congenital Heart Disease and Healing from Child Loss with Chappy Morgan

EP111 - Congenital Heart Disease and Healing from Child Loss with Chappy Morgan

After being diagnosed at 18 years old with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) today’s guest was told she was unable to have children. At 31, Chappy Morgan lost a significant amount of weight and was surprised when she found out she was expecting. During an ultrasound she found out her son was sick and was going to suffer from heart problems specifically congenital heart disease. Chappy shares in this episode how she fought for her son Messiah, is healing from child loss, and continues to share Messiah’s message through #MessiahStrong

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EP110 - Maternal Near Miss Survivor and H.E.L.L.P. Syndrome with Tomeka Isaac

EP110 - Maternal Near Miss Survivor and H.E.L.L.P. Syndrome with Tomeka Isaac

Imagine being told that your baby had no fetal heartbeat one month from their due date? Today’s guest Tomeka Issac takes us back to that very moment where she and her husband were faced with the news no parent ever wants to hear that her son Jace was not going to make it. Then they were dealt another blow that she was diagnosed with H.E.L.L.P Syndrome (Hemolysis Elevated Liver Enzymes Low Platelet) which is pre-eclampsia on steroids and she was dying. This episode is for you to listen to if you have never heard of H.E.L.L.P. Syndrome and how God covers you so that you can survive and thrive after a near death birth experience.

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EP109 - Overcoming Endometriosis After Losing Ovary & Fallopian Tube with Bria Burrell

EP109 - Overcoming Endometriosis After Losing Ovary & Fallopian Tube with Bria Burrell

Have you ever suffered from painful periods? Today’s guest Bria Burrell has always had painful periods, and in 2015 she found out there was an cyst on her left ovarian. Her OB/GYN monitored the cyst for a couple of months, until it started to grow. In order to prevent the cyst from rupturing the OB/GYN performed a laparoscopic procedure in January 2016. . The cyst dominated the left part of Bria’s pelvic cavity, and therefore, they had to remove her left ovarian and Fallopian tube, and during this procedure it was determined she had endometriosis. She had many complications from that surgery that left her bowel perforated resulting in her wearing a temporary colostomy bag. Bria takes us on the next steps of her journey to motherhood in this podcast where she undergoes fertility treatments and 2 rounds of IVF, that has resulted in two miscarriages. This episode is for you to listen to if you have been diagnosed with endometriosis or have lost a fallopian tube or ovary.

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EP108 - Losing your Baby and Losing your Womb with Alexus Harris Oluyole

EP108 - Losing your Baby and Losing your Womb with Alexus Harris Oluyole

Losing your baby and losing your womb and ability to have more children is what today’s guest had to face. Alexus Harris Oluyole lost her son Maverick at 21 weeks due to pregnancy complications and had to have a partial hysterectomy to save her life.

Alexus Harris Oluyole was devastated as she had to navigate the grief of losing her son and losing her ability to bear more children. God was her anchor during this time and lead her to write a book Peace That Supersedes to help encourage women who are going through challenges with fertility, pregnancy loss, or child loss.

In this episode Alexus takes us on her healing journey, the challenges she face with seeing babies everywhere, and her path forward to motherhood.

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EP107 - Overcoming Secondary Infertility with Jessica Hortman

EP107 - Overcoming Secondary Infertility with Jessica Hortman

After experiencing three losses today’s guest felt ashamed and guilty of her grief as she experienced secondary infertility with already having two children.

Jessica Hortman had a spontaneous miscarriage in 2015 at 6 weeks, a miscarriage due to a submucosal fibroid at 10 weeks in 2016, two years years of not getting pregnant, and then finding out she had a fibroid in 50 percent of my uterus. After having the fibroid removed, Jessica had an ectopic pregnancy in 2018.

In today’s episode Jessica takes us back on how she navigated her emotions of grief while still being a mother, and how she is overcoming secondary infertility.

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EP106 - My Birthday Episode, Sisters in Loss Online Community, Magazine, and Conference.

EP106 - My Birthday Episode, Sisters in Loss Online Community, Magazine, and Conference.

Happy 34th Birthday to me!

Today is my 34th birthday yall! I’m so excited to celebrate another year around the sun. There is no place I’d rather be than in the guest chair myself talking about Sisters in Loss and the amazing Jesus year I just experienced. I can not put into words what God has done in my life, I can truly say that I’m blessed. I do have a testimony. I’ll save that announcement for another day, but I do have a request of you.

But First my birthday wish is for you to rate and review the podcast. Even if you have reviewed before your feedback means the world to me. It helps me craft a better podcast, produce more dynamic shows, and ensure we are meeting and exceeding your needs as a Sister in Loss. My prayer is that I receive 34 new reviews in honor of my 34th birthday. Thank you so much in advance for reviewing the podcast and for listening, tuning in, joining in the discussion in our private facebook community and so much more.

I’m so excited to share with my podcast sisters all that has been happening behind the scenes with Sisters in Loss.

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EP105 - What does Life After Baby Loss look like? Life after Lakhanya with Yonela Rasi

EP105 - What does Life After Baby Loss look like?  Life after Lakhanya with Yonela Rasi

What does Life After Baby Loss look like? Feel like? Appear to be for everyone like today’s guest. Yonela Resi is the mother of two angels one loss at 16 weeks and the other a stillbirth at 38 weeks. In this episode she takes us on that journey of becoming a mother at 24 in South Africa, the black community there and how baby loss is not talked about, and how she started the Lakhanya Foundation in honor of her angels. Today’s episode is for you to listen to if you have wonder what does life after baby loss look like for me?

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EP104 - Healing from Miscarriage and Birthing a Miracle Micropreemie at 26 weeks with Carrita Flle

EP104 - Healing from Miscarriage and Birthing a Miracle Micropreemie at 26 weeks with Carrita Flle

After two miscarriages today’s guest experienced preterm labor at 26 weeks. Carrita Flie would not have chosen this journey to motherhood. After her miscarriages, one in the first trimester and one in the second, she was labeled high risk and had to see a specialist weekly when she became pregnant with her rainbow baby. At 21 weeks she was told her cervix was shortened and received a cerclage. Even though Carrita had a cerclage she experienced preterm labor at 26 weeks and her son spent 117 days in the NICU. In this episode she takes us back to how she healed from her miscarriages, going into labor at 26 weeks, and raising a micropreemie.

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