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Miscarriage & Complicated Pregnancy and Birth — 078

Birth, Loss & Grief, Pregnancy

When her water broke during her 16th week of pregnancy Kate was placed on home bed rest. Then at 27-weeks, she experienced such an intense bleeding that she was placed in a high-risk perinatal unit where she was told by hospital staff that she was the most complicated, naturally-conceived pregnancy they had ever experienced.

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I Had a Miscarriage — 077

Dr. Jessica Zucker is a well-known psychologist who specializes in women’s reproductive and maternal mental health. She practiced clinically for years before her own 16-week miscarriage offered her a new perspective on the many aspects of loss and how it touches every part of a woman’s life.

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Loss & Grief, Pregnancy, Women's Health

How Becoming a Mother Can Transform a Career — 076

Sarah Peck was the first employee to get pregnant at the Silicon Valley startup she worked for. And while her boss affirmed things would work out, she could feel unconscious competition and misogyny in the air. Inside she was feeling lonely and wondering if she was sacrificing the career she had built.

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New Mama, Pregnancy, Working Mama

Why A Postpartum Doula Could Change Your Life — 075

A lack of support during her postpartum transition inspired today’s guest, Kate Turza, to become a certified postpartum doula. She decided to offer women the support she wished she’d had by becoming a doula and by joining the board of a non-profit that facilitates a monthly birth circle.

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Birth, New Mama, Women's Health

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

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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Adoption, Birth, New Mama

Unexpected Down Syndrome Diagnosis at Birth — 073

During her first pregnancy, Amanda was euphoric and felt a profound spiritual connection to her son but after he was born, the separation triggered a severe postpartum loneliness which lasted for eighteen months. And after struggling with the decision of her readiness to have another child, her daughter was born with an undetected, random form of Down Syndrome.

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Birth, Love After Babies, Women's Health