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Sisters in Loss podcast spotlights faith filled black women who share their grief and loss stories and testimonies. Black women experience miscarriage and stillbirth four times more than white women according to the NIH and CDC. Whether you have experienced a miscarriage, infant loss, stillbirth, are trying to conceive or have an infertility diagnosis, you will learn about resources and strategies to heal, gain clarity, peace, hope, and find an empowering path forward after loss. Join Erica ...
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A podcast for women who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss. Listen in on honest conversations from real women as they share candidly about their own experience of loss and what it has looked like for them to navigate grief. If you have experienced the loss of a baby and are searching for hope and joy and just another mama who understands what you are going through, then this podcast is for you. If you are a friend or a family member of someone who has experienced the loss of a baby an ...
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Stacy and Winter talk about the support that helped Stacy after the stillbirth of her son Carson. Stacy talks about her wonderful family and friends that reached out and helped in providing food and other services. Stacy talks about the great support group that she has been able to be involved with and the hope she gets from them to continue on. DO…
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Imagine being told that your baby had no fetal heartbeat one month from their due date? Today’s guest Tomeka Isaac takes us back to that very moment where she and her husband were faced with the news no parent ever wants to hear that her son Jace was not going to make it. Then they were dealt another blow that she was diagnosed with H.E.L.L.P Syndr…
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Stacy talks with Winter about her sweet little Carson, who was stillborn at 34 weeks due to unknown reasons. Stacy talks about getting 4D and 3D ultrasounds and seeing his smiley face and happy demeanor. Stacy talks about being pregnant with Carson, and what lead to going into the hospital to check on baby Carson. DONATE $5 (aka "buy us a coffee/ho…
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Claire talks with Winter about that she has been experiencing since the death of her daughter Paulie, due to shoulder dystocia during birth. Claire talks about the wonderful friends that set up a meal train that helped her family not have to worry about making food. Claire talks about going back to work to easy herself back into "normality" and to …
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Have you ever suffered from painful periods? Today’s guest Bria Burrell has always had painful periods, and in 2015 she found out there was an cyst on her left ovarian. Her OB/GYN monitored the cyst for a couple of months, until it started to grow. In order to prevent the cyst from rupturing the OB/GYN performed a laparoscopic procedure in January …
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Winter speaks with Claire about her sweet little daughter Paulie, who was born at 41 weeks but passed in the birthing process. Claire talks about the joy of her pregnancy and the happiness that came from expecting a new member to their family. She talks about going to the birthing center and enjoying the process until Paulie was stuck in the birthi…
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Losing your baby and losing your womb and ability to have more children is what today’s guest had to face. Alexus Harris Oluyole lost her son Maverick at 21 weeks due to pregnancy complications and had to have a partial hysterectomy to save her life. Alexus Harris Oluyole was devastated as she had to navigate the grief of losing her son and losing …
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Ari and Winter talk about things that have helped after the death of Kai, Ari's sweet baby boy who was stillborn. Ari talks about the people who came and supported her after the loss, and how that has help her to heal. DONATE $5 (aka "buy us a coffee/hot cocoa") to support the continued production of these stories. We appreciate all the help toward…
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After experiencing three losses today’s guest felt ashamed and guilty of her grief as she experienced secondary infertility with already having two children. Jessica Hortman had a spontaneous miscarriage in 2015 at 6 weeks, a miscarriage due to a submucosal fibroid at 10 weeks in 2016, two years years of not getting pregnant, and then finding out s…
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Winter talks with Ari about her sweet little boy Kai, who was stillborn at 30 weeks. Ari talks about the joy of announcing to her husband that she was pregnant and the fun they had telling their families later that they were expecting a baby. Ari recounts how she became nervous when she didn't feel normal movement from her Kai, and went to the hosp…
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What does Life After Baby Loss look like? Feel like? Appear to be for everyone like today’s guest. Yonela Resi is the mother of two angels. One baby she loss at 16 weeks and the other a stillbirth at 38 weeks. In this episode she takes us on that journey of becoming a mother at 24 in South Africa, the black community there and how baby loss is not …
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Elif talks with Winter about what has helped her heal in these short months after the passing of her twin children Mavi and Deniz, who died shortly after birth due to placental failure and complications of cholestasis of Elif's pregnancy. DONATE $5 (aka "buy us a coffee/hot cocoa") to support the continued production of these stories. We appreciate…
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After two miscarriages today’s guest experienced preterm labor at 26 weeks. Carrita Flie would not have chosen this journey to motherhood. After her miscarriages, one in the first trimester and one in the second, she was labeled high risk and had to see a specialist weekly when she became pregnant with her rainbow baby. At 21 weeks she was told her…
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Elif and Winter have a beautiful conversation about her sweet twin children, Mavi and Deniz who were born at 25 weeks do to placental failure and complications of cholestasis of her pregnancy. Elif talks about the struggle that she and her husband had to conceive, but the joy they experienced when they did have a positive birth test and later about…
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Have you felt you may never experience motherhood? Today’s guest felt exactly that way after experiencing two miscarriages. Jasmine Moore experienced her first miscarriage in 2016 at 11 weeks cause was a blighted ovum. In 2018 she experienced her second miscarriage at 19 weeks due to natural causes. Jasmine takes us back on her journey to motherhoo…
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Kaileigh and Winter talk about how life has been since the passing of Melody, who died in utero at 21 weeks and 5 days. Kaileigh talks about the support from good family and friends and the relief that has had. Kaileigh talks about and shares a poem she wrote for her sweet Melody. DONATE $5 (aka "buy us a coffee/hot cocoa") to support the continued…
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Being raised in a Christian faith based home, and respecting the unspoken rule of not having children out of wedlock, today’s guest began her journey to motherhood at 38 years old. Crystal Justice found out she was pregnant on Aug 9, 2018. On Sept 7, 2018 she was told that the pregnancy was no longer viable. Despite my HCG levels and Progesterone l…
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Winter has a wonderful conversation with Kaileigh about her daughter Melody, who was stillborn at 21 weeks and 5 days. Kaileigh talks about how she had the "perfect" first trimester with very little morning sickness. How the got the 3D ultrasound and the beautiful videos of Melody. Kaileigh then recounts having a premonition feeling that something …
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90% of African Americans women have fibroids and today’s guest shares her miscarriage story and rainbow pregnancy with fibroids. Shawn Owens found out she was expecting as she was preparing for an outpatient procedure. She and her husband were shocked by the news due to her diagnosis with uterine fibroids and her being 38 years old. Shawn wanted to…
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Makayla and Winter talk about the little things that helped in the recovery after Makayla's little daughter Cambria passed away due to complications with Type 1 diabetes. Makayla talks about the wonderful people what have surrounded her and helped her become a better mother and advocate. Makayla talks about the changing circumstances in her healing…
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International Bereaved Mother’s Day is this upcoming Sunday, May 5, 2024. This day is for us to show our love for our babies gone to heaven far too soon. Sunday, May 12, 2024 in the US we celebrate Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day can be very challenging, difficult emotionally, and with social distancing and quarantine can and will be very lonely for man…
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A special episode in honor of your motherhood. This entire month we are giving space for your unique story of motherhood, providing a little extra support and hope as you head into Mother’s Day – a day that can be full of many complex emotions, often very painful. But more important than our resources and articles on the blog and special episodes h…
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Winter talks with Makayla about her little sweet daughter Cambria, who was stillborn due to Makayla experiencing complications with Type 1 diabetes. Makayla tells Winter about the excitement of finding out that she was pregnant and getting more excited to welcome this little girl into their lives. DONATE $5 (aka "buy us a coffee/hot cocoa") to supp…
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Lori and Winter talk about how grief has changed over almost 30 years since Cassi was stillborn. They talk about the way life has shaped the way Lori and her family has gone about remembering and including Cassi. DONATE $5 (aka "buy us a coffee/hot cocoa") to support the continued production of these stories. We appreciate all the help toward produ…
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April is Sisters in Loss Infertility Awareness Month! All month long we will be highlighting infertility stories and journey’s. Black Maternal Health week was April 11-17 and Infertility Awareness Week is April 18-24. This week we are talking about reproductive health. Did you know that some midwives specialize in high risk births and pregnancy aft…
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Winter talks with Lori about her sweet little Cassi, who was stillborn due to the umbilical cord being wrapped around her neck multiple times. Lori talks about the fear of getting pregnant for the fifth time (three live births and one miscarriage) and not knowing if she could do it again. She talks about how they had moved to a new-ish city for the…
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Chelsie talks with Winter about the impactful things people did after the death of her son Desmond, who died at 38 weeks due to a true knot in his umbilical cord. Chelsie talks about having time and space to mourn and the differences in grief she and her husband experienced. Chelsie reflects on the was they talked to their 2 year old daughter about…
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Winter chats with Chelsie about her sweet little baby boy, Desmond. He was stillborn due to a true knot in his umbilical cord. Chelsie talks about he joy of finding out that they were pregnant, and the excitement of expanding their family. Chelsie talks about going to the hospital to get a NST after not feeling Desmond move and being told that ther…
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Parenting after loss is a journey. It's important to make space for conflicting emotions. Don't put pressure on yourself to feel that having another baby will resolve or put an end to the pain of a previous loss. It's okay to feel happiness and sadness at the same time. Life may be moving on, but this doesn't mean you have to let go of a previous l…
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Winter and Stephanie talk about how life has been for Stephanie since the passing of her son Cedric, who was stillborn at 18 weeks. Stephanie talks about trying to find answers to the many questions that surround the causes of he's death. Stephanie also discovered health issues she had which has caused her to be extra cautious in her subsequent pre…
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Stephanie and Winter talk about the birth of little Cedric, who was stillborn a 18 weeks. Stephanie was a young mother getting her family started and this was her third birth. Her first birth had some complications and her child was born alive and healthy, just very small (around 2 kg/4.5 lbs). Stephanies second pregnancy resulted in a miscarriage,…
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Parenting after loss is a journey. It's important to make space for conflicting emotions. Don't put pressure on yourself to feel that having another baby will resolve or put an end to the pain of a previous loss. It's okay to feel happiness and sadness at the same time. Life may be moving on, but this doesn't mean you have to let go of a previous l…
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Tammy and Winter talk about the constant evolving of grief and sorrow that comes from loosing a child. Tammy talks about what helped her 28+ years ago and what she has had to do for herself. Tammy also talks about the pain of watching her own daughter go through a stillbirth of her grandson and how she has tried to help. DONATE $5 (aka "buy us a co…
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Tammy and Winter talk about sweet little Cody, who died at two months due to SIDS. Cody was such a loved son and brother, and he is still loved dearly by all who know him and his family. Tammy tells us about what it was like in the 90's for her with giving birth and life. DONATE $5 (aka "buy us a coffee/hot cocoa") to support the continued producti…
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Below are some coping tips that worked for me on how to Handle the Anxiety, Fear and Stress that comes with Pregnancy After Loss. Focus on one day at a time. Easier said than done, right? But I always keep my favorite verse with me that "All things work together for the good of those who are called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28 If God has …
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Winter and Leesa talk about the things that helped after the loss of Avery, Leesa's son who developed bilateral renal agenesis in utero and was stillborn after 24 weeks. DONATE $5 (aka "buy us a coffee/hot cocoa") to support the continued production of these stories. We appreciate all the help toward production and hosting costs. Or if you want to …
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Congratulations! You are now pregnant and are ready to embark on another journey of bringing forth life. It can be a very difficult journey of pregnancy if you are not ready to face fear, anxiety, and any other preconceived feelings of pregnancy after loss. Most women who become pregnant after experiencing miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death f…
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Winter talks with Leesa about his little boy Avery, who developed in the womb with bilateral renal agenesis (BRA). Avery born at 24 weeks after being induced. Avery passed in utero. DONATE $5 (aka "buy us a coffee/hot cocoa") to support the continued production of these stories. We appreciate all the help toward production and hosting costs. Or if …
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Matt talks about what he has learned about mourning after the death of his daughter Ivy, who passed due to a cord accident. Matt talks about learning to support and mourn together as a couple and as a family. That even though he felt that he needed to have some isolation, that was actually a detriment to his relationships. DONATE $5 (aka "buy us a …
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Are you ready to try to conceive? Today's episode is a solo episode by Founder Erica Michelle on Trying Again and Making the Decision to try to conceive. Making the decision to try again is not an easy one. This decision may trigger many different emotions and bring on anxiety, fear, guilt, inadequacy, hopelessness, and a sense of failure. In this …
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Matt and Lee talk about the birth of Matt's daughter, Ivy Rebecca. They talk about how Matt and Sharon (Matt's ex) decided to not find out the gender of their unborn baby and the excitement of getting ready to welcome in this new baby. Matt tells us about waking up with Sharon as she started the labor process and getting the hospital bags into the …
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2024 is here and we are kicking off the year with a solo episode. Our founder, Erica Michelle, shares about easing into 2024, goals for Sisters in Loss in 2024, and surviving and thriving in 2024. Become a Sisters in Loss Birth Bereavement, and Postpartum Doula Here Living Water Doula Services Book Recommendations and Links Below You can shop my Am…
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Winter talks with Sharon about the healing process and all that has happened after the death of Ivy, almost 7 years ago. They talk about grieving and having a group to go to. Sharon talks about being drawn to help and having a support around her that makes it possible to raise funds at certain times for organizations that are in need. DONATE $5 (ak…
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Pregnancy loss and infertility can be so hard on a marriage. It can either tear the couple apart or bring them closer together. In fact it is said that almost 80% of couples who experience a miscarriage or infertility end up in divorce. In this month of love we will be featuring 4 couples showing by prayer, faith in God, and a strong commitment to …
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Sharon and Winter talk about little Ivy Rebecca, who was stillborn at 40 weeks due to a cord accident. Sharon recounts the surprise of finding herself pregnant, because it took some time to become pregnant with her other children. She talks about lining up midwives and a birthing doula and finding out the gender during the 20 week ultrasound appoin…
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Pregnancy loss and infertility can be so hard on a marriage. It can either tear the couple apart or bring them closer together. In fact it is said that almost 80% of couples who experience a miscarriage or infertility end up in divorce. In this month of love we will be featuring 4 couples showing by prayer, faith in God, and a strong commitment to …
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Bailey talks with Winter about her beautiful daughter Hazel, who was stillborn at 37 weeks do to a gun wound. Bailey recounts the excitement that was building and the anticipation to meet her. Bailey recounts the tragic events that lead to the death of her unborn child, and the process of having to recover physically and emotionally after such a ho…
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What is PPROM? Preterm premature rupture of the membranes (PPROM) is a pregnancy complication. In this condition, the sac (amniotic membrane) surrounding your baby breaks (ruptures) before week 37 of pregnancy. Once the sac breaks, you have an increased risk for infection. Today’s guest experienced 4 losses, 9 IUIs, and 5 IVF transfers. Her most re…
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Christine and Winter talk about ways people helped after the loss of Dom, Christines son who died in utero. They talk about how they as mothers want to tell friends and family about their child. They talk about the different ways people mourn loss and how that can affect relationships. DONATE $5 (aka "buy us a coffee/hot cocoa") to support the cont…
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Can marriage survive the loss of a child? Losing a child is the hardest thing a couple can go through. In fact 80 percent of marriages end in divorce after the loss of a child. For the month of December we are sharing the stories of 4 couples and how their marriages not only survived the loss of a child, but continued to thrive. In today’s episode …
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