EP118 - Stillbirth and PTSD in Zimbabwe and Chiedza Makwara

Chiedza Makwara

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.

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.

Chiedza Makwara Bio

I am an Entrepreneur and Managing Director for a logistics firm;Best selling author of the novel Bongile-Journey to redemption.i love to write stories; i love to cook and travel.

Tell me about your journey to motherhood? What obstacles have you overcome?

My greatest obstacle was losing my pregnancy at 32 weeks and that was incredible devastating. I struggle with depression ;ptsd and i have lost a lot of friendships because its been difficult to deal with people;especially pregnant people. My best friend is pregnant and today was her baby shower. I could not get myself to go there. She is devasted.I am devasted. It has been exactly a year.
My journey has become easier.

Any books, tools, resources that have helped you on this journey that you want to share with the audience?

Sheryl Sandberg's book Option B and TV show Sorry for your loss

Join the Sisters in Loss Online Community Here

Healing and Prayer Summit Registration its FREE!

 Living Water Doula Services

Book Recommendations and Links Below

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