Kids & Family:Parenting
Ep 65: Birth After Loss: Coping with Grief, Hormones and Helping Other Mothers
Loss. A painful subject, but a subject so near to so many women. With statistics showing that 1 in 4 women experience miscarriage, I feel it’s incredibly important to process these types of events.
I want to be completely transparent about the content of this episode, as I understand that even the mere mention of miscarriage and infant loss can bring a mother and father to their knees with a wave of grief. This episode goes into detail about Ashley’s experience with loss, how it affected her life, how it affected her subsequent pregnancy, and how it has changed her as a woman today. I am so grateful for her willingness to share, and to those who need to hear it, I pray this episode serves as a glimmer of hope, or a message that you are not alone.
Such a powerful story. Ashley’s heart for mothers is so apparent, and I’m so grateful for the work that she is doing.
As we roundup this episode, I want to focus on one key aspect: When we experience loss, it is okay, normal, and right to grieve. I beg you not to bottle up your feelings. I beg you to seek help and comfort. Ashley mentions that it took her six years to finally start to truly work through her grief. I also want to acknowledge the fact that…. Gosh, people just don’t know what to say, and that can cut so deeply. Phrases that start with “at least…” are typically not going to end well. I hope that this can serve as an educating point to those who have not experienced such a situation. Putting ourselves in the shoes of others can be difficult work, but it’s always worthwhile.
Thank you for tuning into such a powerful episode, my friends. I’ll see you back here next week.
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