EP119 - Pregnancy after Stillbirth with Tierra Hucke

EP119 - Pregnancy after Stillbirth with Tierra Hucke

Can you imagine having a doula and midwife, but still experience a stillbirth? Today’s guest had that experience. She was healthy, ate right, worked out consistently, and even worked with a midwife and doula at a birthing center throughout her pregnancy. At 36 weeks after a babymoon life changed for Tierra Hucke. She went to the hospital because she didn’t feel the baby move and was told the baby did not have a heartbeat. In this episode she shares her journey through grief, getting pregnant 2 months after loss, and delivery of her rainbow baby 11 months after she lost her son Jameson. This episode is for you to listen to if you have experienced a stillbirth, and want to know what pregnancy after stillbirth journey is like.

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EP118 - Stillbirth and PTSD in Zimbabwe and Chiedza Makwara

EP118 - Stillbirth and PTSD in Zimbabwe and Chiedza Makwara

Pregnancy and Infant Loss is not only a United States concern, but its worldwide. Today’s guest is from the continent (yes that continent that many think is a country) Africa. She experienced a stillbirth at 32 weeks in her home country of Zimbabwe. In this episode Chiedza Makwara shares how pregnancy loss is still a taboo concept in Zimbabwe, how she experienced depression and PTSD after her loss, and how she is using her blog and platform to bring awareness to stillbirth.

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EP117 - Recurrent Miscarriages and Male Factory Infertility with Tamika Henderson

EP117 - Recurrent Miscarriages and Male Factory Infertility with Tamika Henderson

October is here and it is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. Join us all month long as we honor and celebrate our babies who have gone to heaven far too soon.

Have you heard of male factor infertility? Male Factor infertility can be caused due to low sperm production, abnormal sperm function or blockages that prevent the delivery of sperm. Illnesses, injuries, chronic health problems, lifestyle choices, and other factors that lead to infertility. Today’s guest shares her recurrent miscarriage story and journey where her husband is experiencing secondary infertility by way of male factor. Tamika Henderson had miscarriages in 2016, 2017, and 2018, and it became so routine she knew she was miscarrying. After consulting with a fertility doctor she found out her fertility was due to male factor which was shocking because her husband already had two children. In this episode she takes us back on that journey to healing, and her next steps in her fertility treatments. This episode is for you to listen to if you have never heard of male factor fertility and how it effects a marriage.

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EP116 - I had my abortion and son on the same day!

EP116 - I had my abortion and son on the same day!

Today’s episode is a solo episode as I am sharing my own personal abortion story. I have never told this story on this podcast, and wanted to share my truth to release the hurt, embarrassment, and shame I have worked through with therapy and carried around with me so many years. August 19, 2004 is a day I will never forget. It is also a day I almost lost my life ten years later giving birth to my rainbow baby boy. This episode is for you to listen to learn more about the healing that takes place post abortion and loss.

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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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