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 hypo-plastic 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.
Honest stories of pregnancy, parenthood and loss are too often left unshared. We are here to tell the real stories. Join mom, actress and advocate, Tatyana Ali to hear real stories about the joys and humor of parenting to the heartbreak and loneliness of miscarriage and loss in a new podcast from March of Dimes. Each episode features a parent’s honest story about the realities of starting a family. It only takes hearing one story like your own to know you are not alone. To join the conversation, go to UnspokenStories.org and MarchofDimes.org. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @MarchofDimes.
Taysha Turman’s Bio
My name is Taysha Turman. I was born and raised in Minnesota. I grew up with my mother, sister and stepfather. At the young age of 9, I took on theatre art performance to Express my feelings and theatrical side of life. I currently work as a patient Coordinator at two of the bigger hospital services here in MN. I kept his spirit alive by setting up alittle memorial stand with his ashes. I recently wrote about him and that helped but by me knowing of the challenges he could face. I made my peace in knowing. Feeling what he needed.
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