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Sisters in Loss Podcast: Miscarriage, Pregnancy Loss, & Infertility Stories

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Today’s guest motherhood journey did not start out as planned. She conceived two months after getting married with twins. Her and her husband were both enlisted in the Marine Corps and he was stationed in California while she stayed in North Ca
Have you heard of the term transabdominal cerclage?    A transabdominal cerclage is a small, extremely strong, woven synthetic band stitched high on the cervix. This band supports the full length of the cervix and resists the pressure the growi
Today’s guest experienced her first loss of a blighted ovum that required surgery and then discovered she had fertility issues and began fertility treatments.  She then experienced another miscarriage and had the baby at home.  Tamara Hunter le
Today’s guest had a daughter right after college then was married and struggled with infertility both female and male factor infertility.  Vanessa Goodar experienced two failed IVF rounds, a failed insemination, and had an involuntary hysterect
Have you heard of the term hydrosalpinx? Hydrosalpinx is the blockage of a woman's fallopian tube caused by a fluid buildup and dilation of the tube at its end. Most often it occurs at the fimbrial end of the tube next to the ovary, but it can
Have you heard of the term Cervical Insufficiency? Cervical insufficiency (also called incompetent cervix) means your cervix opens (dilates) too early during pregnancy, usually without pain or contractions. Contractions are when the muscles of
COVID-19 has brought about a loneliness in pregnancy that has yet to be measured. Going to doctors appointments alone, via Zoom, and not receiving the same care priorto COVID has made navigating pregnancy difficult. Today’s guest got pregnan
Do you know what a hysterectomy is? A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the womb (uterus). You'll no longer be able to get pregnant after the operation. If you have not already gone through the menopause, you'll no longer have peri
Do you know what Stillbirth is? A stillbirth is the death or loss of a baby before or during delivery. Both miscarriage and stillbirth describe pregnancy loss, but they differ according to when the loss occurs. Today’s guest experienced a still
Have you heard of Dr. Shalon’s Maternal Action Project? Dr. Shalon’s Maternal Action Project (DSMAP) is an Atlanta-based nonprofit created in honor of Dr. Shalon Irving, who passed away from complications due to childbirth and was a fierce h
Today’s guest feels like she has faced it all.  From being diagnosed with Endometriosis and Fibroids.  To battling this infertility with fertility treatments including 9 failed IVF cycles, two surgeries, multiple miscarriages, a failed attempt
After experiencing a spontaneous abortion and six months later being faced with another loss that resulted from a ectopic pregnancy and one less fallopian tube today’s guest was shattered and disappointed.  Tiana Rogers grieved her losses and f
Do you know what a missed miscarriage is? A missed (or silent) miscarriage is one where the baby has died or not developed, but has not been physically miscarried.  In many cases, there has been no sign that anything was wrong, so the news can
Do you know the symptoms of stillbirth? Stopping of fetal movement and kicks. Spotting or bleeding. No fetal heartbeat heard with a stethoscope or Doppler. No fetal movement or heartbeat seen on ultrasound, which makes the definitive diagnosis
Do you know what a placental abruption is? Placental Abruption is a serious pregnancy complication in which the placenta detaches from the womb (uterus). Placental abruption occurs when the placenta detaches from the inner wall of the womb befo
Fertility is not just a birthing factor, sometimes it is male factor.  Male infertility can be caused by low sperm production, abnormal sperm function or blockages that prevent the delivery of sperm. Illnesses, injuries, chronic health problem
Have you heard of the term myomectomy? Myomectomy is the surgical removal of fibroids from the uterus. It allows the uterus to be left in place and, for some women, makes pregnancy more likely than before.  Myomectomy is the preferred fibroid t
Have you been told you need to experience at least 2 or more miscarriages before seeing a fertility specialist? Today’s guest experienced that after going through a miscarriage, a chemical pregnancy loss, and another miscarriage the fertility c
After battling infertility for 10 years with Poly cystic ovarian syndrome or PCOS, today's guest delivered her baby at 27 weeks, spent 6 months in the Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and lost her baby.  Lianne Totty, went on to have another
Have you heard of preeclampsia? Preeclampsia is a pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure and signs of damage to another organ system, most often the liver and kidneys. There may be no symptoms. High blood pressure and prote
It’s My Birthday and 4 Year Podcast Episode!  Today’s episode is a solo episode where I catch you up on all the things happening with Sisters in Loss and celebrating my birthday on July 17th and 4 years of podcasting on August 2.   In this epis
Today’s guest became a mother at 19, and used her experiences to become a doula and fertility awareness method educator, and nutritionist.  Barakah Sahaiel became pregnant and she and her partner went on vacation to celebrate this new journey. 
Imagine going to your first prenatal appointment to find out your body was beginning to miscarry. Today’s guest found out she was pregnant and then began spotting before her first prenatal appointment.  She explained to the doctors about the sp
How many of us have prayed that Hannah prayer for a baby? Today’s guest, experienced 4 miscarriages and one stillbirth and is on a mission to inform others of pregnancy and infant loss and help parents who have lost their precious babies. Chris
What happens when the heartbeat stops?  What happens when doctors say “there is nothing we can do?”   Today’s guest experienced two miscarriages outside of the hospital one at a rental car facility and the other at home.  JaRonda Dockett has Si
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