EP71 - Geneen Fitchett SIDS Story and How to trust God when you don't understand why

EP71 - Geneen Fitchett SIDS Story and How to trust God when you don't understand why

Have you ever questioned God why? Did you feel like God let you down after your loss? In today’s episode Geneen Fitchett shares her SIDS story of daughter Madison and how to trust God when you don’t understand why. Geneen is an angel mother, college biology professor, daughter, friend and child of God. She became a mother on December 4, 2016 to a beautiful baby girl Madison Michelle Jones at the age of 31. She had a perfect pregnancy and created a home for Madison. Unexpectedly when she went to wake up her perfect little girl from a nap in her swing so peacefully on January 11, 2017 she was unresponsive. In this episode Geneen takes us back to that day and how she felt when she left the hospital without her baby. She shares how to trust God even when you don’t understand why and I know this episode is for you because we all have felt this way before.

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EP70 - Ashley K. Pittman Multiple Losses including Twins and How to save your Marriage After Loss

EP70 - Ashley K. Pittman Multiple Losses including Twins and How to save your Marriage After Loss

In today’s episode we have Ashley K. Pittman who shares her multiple loss story including losing twins and how to save your marriage after loss. Ashley is the founder of Ashes to Beauty and the wife and mom to two amazing boys. Her mission is to help women protect their marriages after pregnancy loss. Before her boys Ashley loss a set of twins a boy and a girl at 7 months pregnant. Eights months after having them, she then ended up having a miscarriage at 8 weeks. After such a loss, her marriage started to suffer, and they were close to separating permanently.  Ashley and her husband learned the hard way that men and women grieve differently and in this episode she shares what she has learned and how she is helping other women and couples save their marriages.

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Why your VOTE Matters! March of Dimes Blanket Campaign with President Stacey D. Stewarts

Why your VOTE Matters!  March of Dimes Blanket Campaign with President Stacey D. Stewarts

As many of my US listeners know tomorrow, November 6, 2018 is Election Day and Midterm elections, and we have the power to change and shift the paradigm of maternal and infant mortality in America with our vote.  In today's episode I sit down with March of Dimes President Stacey D. Stewart to discuss their Blanket Change Campaign launched on October 10th, and why our vote matters in this election, why the maternal death rate is getting worse as technology advances, and how working together with March of Dimes gives all new moms a better chance to be there for their babies.

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EP69 - Tiffany Cunningham on Parenting After Loss

EP69 - Tiffany Cunningham on Parenting After Loss

The last episode for the Life After Loss series for October which is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month and we are talking about Parenting After Loss. In August 2014 Tiffany found out she was expecting her second child. Shortly after finding out that they were blessed with a little girl, she experienced Premature Preterm Rupture of Membranes (PPROM) at 22 weeks. After a brief stay in the hospital Tiffany’s body could no longer hold her baby girl. She delivered Chloe before viability and in this episode we talk about her journey to her rainbow baby and how she is parenting after loss.

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EP68 - Tarinna Olley on Therapy After Loss

EP68 - Tarinna Olley on Therapy After Loss

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss awareness month. All month long we are discussing Life After Loss. In today’s episode we have Tarinna Olley who shares on how impactful therapy was for her after her loss. At 28 weeks pregnant she gave birth to her stillborn son Gabriel who was diagnosed with Trisomy 13 a rare genetic defect that was tested while in the womb. When the doctors pushed for her to abort her son she held onto hope that God would perform a miracle. Tarinna had Gabriel 3 days after she was married and in this episode talks about the incredible aching pain of grieving her baby boy and how therapy helped her on her journey. This episode is for you to listen to if you have had a stillbirth or if have experienced a genetic diagnosis of your

baby in the womb.

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EP67 - Renee' Coakley on Healthy Living After Loss

EP67 - Renee' Coakley on Healthy Living After Loss

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. All month long we are discussing Life After Loss. In today’s episode we have Renee’ Coakley a Certified Holistic Health Coach who shares about Healthy Living After Loss. Renee’ experienced a stillbirth of her son in February 2017 at 36 weeks gestation due to placenta abruption. Renee’ helps transcend women through their motherhood journey, to live a life of holistic mindfulness. In this episode Renee’ shares how her stillbirth lead her to the work of holistic heath and how we should be living healthy lives after loss.

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EP66 - Alishia Anderson on Life After Loss

EP66 - Alishia Anderson on Life After Loss

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. All month long we are discussing Life After Loss. In today’s episode we have Alishia Anderson who shares her stillbirth story and her new memoir Still Here: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Triumph After Stillbirth. On January 15, 2016, at 28 weeks pregnant she went in for a routine ultrasound when she was told her son no longer had a heartbeat. In a matter of seconds her world was flipped upside down. They were given a day to process the news then went to the hospital the very next day to deliver their stillborn son. After three days of labor she gave birth to her angel Derrek Jerrell Anderson Jr aka DJ on Monday, January 18, 2016.  Alishia went on to have her rainbow baby Grayson after working on herself for a year. This episode is for you to listen to if you have experienced a Stillbirth and are still on your own healing journey and are unsure what life after loss looks like for you.

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EP65 - Keisha Wells on Self Care After Loss

EP65 - Keisha Wells on Self Care After Loss

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. This month we are talking all about Life After Loss. In today’s episode Keisha Wells is sharing on Self Care After Loss. Keisha experienced 2nd trimester loss of twin boys in 2017. In this episode we talk about Self Care after loss, how her loss pushed her to become a licensed Professional Counselor, and how she is eradicating injustices in pregnancy and birth experiences via educating women, particularly WOC, on their rights and assisting them in advocating for their emotional and physical well being while working with medical professionals.

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EP64 - Qiana Wright's Infant Loss due to Daycare Negligence & Savannah's Smiles Community

EP64 - Qiana Wright's Infant Loss due to Daycare Negligence & Savannah's Smiles Community

In today's episode we have Qiana Wright who shares her miscarriage at 8 weeks, premature birth at 28 weeks, and infant loss story at 9 months due to daycare abuse. We also talk about her inspiration for starting her foundation Savannah Smiles, and trying again for a family after having her tubes tied. Qiana shares in this episode how her first pregnancy ended in a premature birth of son Julius. He spent a month in the NICU and came home on a breathing monitor. Later she conceived and ended up miscarrying at 8 weeks. Qiana and her husband were determined to try again, and became pregnant with daughter Savannah. After not having a known cause for her previous preterm birth and miscarriage, a cerclage was placed at 21 weeks due to her cervix shortening. Qiana gave birth to her beautiful healthy baby girl Savannah on March 1, 2015. She knew her family was complete and opted to get her tubes tied in April 2015. On December 4, 2015, Savannah died at 9 months due to child abuse while at daycare. This episode is for you to listen to if you have had a miscarriage, premature birth, infertility, and to understand how a couple and family grieves while going through the legal process of child abuse at daycare.

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EP63 - Sanita Mitchell's Infertility Journey, Infant Loss Story & Anaya's Project Foundation

EP63 - Sanita Mitchell's Infertility Journey, Infant Loss Story & Anaya's Project Foundation

In today's episode we have Sanita Mitchell who shares her infertility journey, infant loss story of daughter Anaya, and starting the Anaya's Project foundation.  Sanita is a wife, business owner, non-profit CEO of Anaya's project, and the mom of 4 children (3 boys and 1 princess) and 1 Angel Baby named Anaya.  Sanita shares in this episode how having her tubes removed gave her 10-12% chance of becoming pregnant on her own, how she naturally conceived her rainbow baby, and now that pregnancy as well as her second rainbow baby pregnancy was met with challenges including high risk pregnancy, gestational diabetes, and uterine rupture.  She also shares how she was led to start Anaya's project which serves couple's or individuals who have experienced the painful experience of pregnancy and infant loss as well as those who are experiencing infertility challenges.  This episode is for you to listen to if you have had one of you tubes removed and if you have had pregnancy challenges like gestational diabetes or being considered high risk.

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EP62 - Jennifer Robertson's 2nd Trimester Losses due to Cervical Incompetence and Memorize Forever Boxes

EP62 - Jennifer Robertson's 2nd Trimester Losses due to Cervical Incompetence and Memorize Forever Boxes

In today's episode we have Jennifer Robertson who shares her 2nd trimester  losses due to cervical incompetence and her memory boxes called Memorize Forever.  Jennifer experienced 3 miscarriages including the loss of her twin boys Kyrie and Karson at 17 weeks due to an incompetent cervix.  The loss of her twins inspired her to start working on memory boxes that holds memories forever.  She then experienced the loss of a daughter named Joelle at 20 weeks, and knew she was called to this work.  Jennifer is committed to meeting and uplifting woman who have walked the same path as she.  This episode is for you to listen to if you have experienced recurrent pregnancy loss and are still waiting for your rainbow baby.

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EP61 - Jewel Carey Smith SIDS Story and She Rises from SIDS

EP61 - Jewel Carey Smith SIDS Story and She Rises from SIDS

In today's episode we have Jewel Carey-Smith who shares her stillbirth story with daughter Darielle Ava.  She started her youtube and facebook community She Rises from SIDS to educate around Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or SIDS and create a safe haven for other parents to express themselves, and to impart knowledge for those parents who have walked down this road.  Jewel shares in this episode how sharing her story and her journey is not for herself, but for the healing and deliverance of others.  This episode is for you to listen to if you are looking for a community around Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or SIDS.

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