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Empowering VBAC, Recurrent Loss & Being a Foster Family — 074

Adoption, Birth, New Mama

Evan Manskey, always wanted a family but doubted her body’s ability to have children. A self-proclaimed late bloomer, her monthly menstruation didn’t come until after she started driving. When she experienced excessive bleeding during her first two pregnancies, both of which ended as miscarriages, she was overcome with anxiety and fell into depression.

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The Surrogate Journey: Part 2 “An Intended Family Story” — 062

After several miscarriages during the IVF process and discovering she had a rare blood disorder, Sibyl investigated surrogacy – a practice illegal in most of the world. Sibyl opens up candidly about the emotional, physical, and mental toll she experienced on her motherhood journey.

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Adoption, Birth, New Mama

The Surrogate Journey: Part 1 “A Carrier Story” — 061

Sara Rosser has experienced motherhood through midwifery, childbirth, adoption, and surrogacy. Our conversation about birth trauma and the oh-so-common desire for a “birth re-do” is so incredibly important – and will resonate with so many women.  

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Adoption, Birth, Pregnancy

Loss, Adoption, Cesarean Birth & Foster Parenting — 058

During today’s episode, Natalie Brenner shares the joy, sadness, and grief she has experienced during her biological, adoptive and foster care motherhood journeys.

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Adoption, Birth, Loss & Grief

Adopting Children of Different Abilities — 054

Heather shares her emotional motherhood journey, how she raises children with different abilities and what it feels like to receive three miracles after adopting children with Down Syndrome.

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Adoption, New Mama

Adopting Transracial Twins, Domestically — 044

Hannah shares her emotional journey with all of its unexpected turns and the joy of experiencing a strong bond with her daughters birth mother, something she never expected.

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Adoption, New Mama