Episode from the podcastSisters in Loss Podcast: Miscarriage, Pregnancy Loss, & Infertility Stories

Ep171 - Intrauterine Growth Restriction and Infant Loss with Laura Gooch Brown

Released Wednesday, 14th October 2020
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October is Pregnancy, Infant and Child Loss Awareness Month. All month long we will honor our babies gone to heaven far too soon. This month is special because you get to hear from our Sisters in Loss Birth, Bereavement and Postpartum Doulas! Yes, you get to hear the ladies share their testimonies and stories to motherhood and why they became Sisters in Loss doulas and how they liked the course.
Have you heard of the term Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR)?
Intrauterine Growth Restriction is a condition in which a baby doesn't grow to normal weight during pregnancy.
Causes of intrauterine growth restriction vary but include placenta abnormalities, high blood pressure in the mother, infections, and smoking or alcohol abuse.
With this condition, a baby is born weighing less than 90 percent of other babies at the same gestational age.
Today’s guest experienced two early miscarriages, and determined to become a mother lost over 130 pounds in hopes of reducing any barriers to having a healthy baby. Laura Gooch Brown was able to conceive a baby boy Jaden and during the last trimester they were diagnosed with Intrauterine Growth Restriction and Jaden would not survive. In this episode she recalls her specialists visits for different opinions and received the same prognosis.  During a scheduled amniocentesis she learned that Jaden’s heart had stopped and she had to deliver him the following day. Laura shares in this episode what it was like during her two year wait to conceive her rainbow baby boy Jordan, her pregnancy and delivery with him, and how she is giving back to her community by becoming a Sisters in Loss Birth and Bereavement Doula.
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