80: When You Avoid

We all know avoiding important tasks isn’t helpful. And yet we all do it, because, let’s face it, it’s easier…

79: Lean Into Trauma

Thousands of women experience pregnancy and/or birth trauma every year. Without proper support, resources and information, trauma is often overlooked…

72: Secondary Infertility

When it’s easy to have your first child, it’s a pretty safe assumption that having subsequent children will be easy…

71: Why Labels Matter

The words and labels that you use during your family-building challenges matter. They inform what important anchor points define your…

67: Listener Q&A

When you have challenges creating the family of your dreams, whether it’s experiencing loss or infertility, a high-risk pregnancy or…

65: Adoption After Infertility

For many couples who experience fertility challenges, adoption is often an option that’s considered the next step. But is it…

59: Building Your Postpartum Dream Team

Bringing your baby home from the NICU sounds like its the end of the hard part. But sometimes its even harder to deal with the feelings of loneliness and anxiety. You need t build a postpartum team, just like you need a prenatal team and a NICU team. I’m very excited to introduce this weeks guest, Hannah Chelsey. Hannah is the founder of “The Baby Maven” She helps first time mothers gain the confidence and control they need to feel supported and successful as a parent. She will walk us through the support you need once baby comes home.

58: Trust

Trust. I want to talk to you today about what it means to trust. Webster defines it as “assured reliance on the character ability strength or truth of someone or something.” Quite a heavy load, but we do it all the time.

57: It’s OK to Not be OK

Sometimes we are in so desperate need of help, that we don’t even realize it. That may seem ridiculous, but sometimes we really can feel like we are “doing fine” when really we need support from others. Today I’m joined by Abbi Perets, Founder of SuccessfulFreelanceMom.com. She teaches at-home moms how to break into freelance writing. She’s going to share her story and how she built her village, her support network of friends and family because when it gets down to it, we all need our community, we need our village.

56: Surviving a Ruptured Ectopic

Ectopic pregnancy is not often talked about, but this happens to many women and can actually be quite dangerous. As someone who has gone through an ectopic pregnancy, it is important for me to talk about this experience, and that we understand how it is different from a miscarriage. In this episode, I will talk more about what an ectopic pregnancy is, share my personal story, and offer some advice and tools you can use if you or someone you know is experiencing this. 

55: Words You Use

The words you use can be so powerful for healing if you allow yourself to be exactly where you are. I will never tell you not to say or express the fears and negative thoughts that you are experiencing. I will never tell you that you are not broken because healing can begin wherever you are and however you feel, though many people want to push you forward and make it all nicer. By acknowledging and sharing the emotions that you’ve been carrying, even if they seem scary or negative, you will actually be able to heal faster. In this episode, we will talk about some ways that you can address these feelings without feeling that you need to push them away or make them nicer than they are. 

54: What You Should Know if You’ve Experienced Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

Today we’re going to shed some more light on recurrent pregnancy loss. If you’ve experienced recurrent pregnancy loss, you know how hard it is to cope with, especially when there is often no reason or explanation for it. Joining us today is Dr. Lora Shahine, Reproductive Endocrinologist, who specializes in recurrent pregnancy loss. She will tell us about what drew her to Reproductive Endocrinology, and share some invaluable information and advice about how to navigate this difficult territory and find the support you need. 

53: How to Manage Guilt and Self Blame

Women going through pregnancy complications know that they didn’t do anything to cause their fertility challenges or pregnancy complications, yet our brains are trained to go to a place of guilt and self blame. This is a difficult process, because as humans we want someone or something to blame, but we need to have strategies to prevent this unnecessary guilt from creeping in. In this episode we will talk about how to learn to let the blame go and truly deeply heal. 

52: Seeing Double? The Truth about Twins

We often romanticize the idea of having twins, but twins are actually considered a high risk pregnancy. So today to show the true, realistic side of twin pregnancy, we are joined by Brittany Dixon. Brittany Dixon is an organizing and productivity strategist for stressed out and exhausted women entrepreneurs. She’s here today to share her experience carrying twins and her own high risk journey.

51: How To Manage Stress During Pregnancy

We all know that stress isn’t good for our bodies, but we often tend to push it to the side and bottle it up rather than dealing with it. Stress extremely impactful on pregnancy health. Stress during pregnancy has been found related to pre-term birth, low birth weight and much much more. Today I want to dive into ways to manage your stress; in simple and effective ways to keep your pregnancy healthy. Because it’s not your fault, and you do not deserve to be stressed out.

50: Babyproofing your Career on Bed Rest

While being on bed rest might be necessary for you and your baby physically, your mind can wander and get caught up in all the “what ifs.” A question I faced and I know many other women have faced is: “What’s going to happen to my career.” It can create so much extra anxiety and you don’t deserve that. So toady I’m joined by Arianna Taboada, a maternal health consultant, she helps women construct their maternity leave plan and return to work. We’re going to talk about how you can babyproof your career, so you can cut down on some of that stress and anxiety.

49: Alternative Therapies

So much of medicine today is a “one size fits all” approach, and if you’ve been listening to this podcast for awhile, you know how much I don’t believe in “one size fits all.” Today I’m going to walk you through a number of alternative therapies that could be beneficial to you if you find yourself experiencing the limitations of modern medicine.

48: What is a Doula?

Today on Delivering Miracles our guest is Lori Bregman, a renowned doula, life coach, healer and author of The Mindful Mom to Be. She’s here to explain what exactly a doula is, and how they can help you through your pregnancy journey from fertility, through pregnancy and into motherhood.

47: Why “Don’t Give Up” Is Terrible Advice

“Don’t give up.” a comment I’ve heard all the time, through every stage of my journey and I’m sure many other women have heard as well. It’s a comment that is meant to be kind and supportive, but it has really rubbed me the wrong way for a long time. Today I want to discuss why I don’t like telling people “don’t give up.” and talk about real advice that can help someone who has lost that hope.

46: Don’t Let Perfection Bring You Down

We often compare our experiences to others and see ours as “imperfect.” Today we our guest is Jillian Grover owner of the “Doing away with Perfect” blog. She joins us today to share her imperfect delivery story and to show you that you are not alone, and to change the way you remember what you’ve been through.

45: Breaking Down Fertility Treatment Options

There is no “one size fits all” solution to fertility treatment. So today I’m going to break down all of the possible options so that you have and idea of which ones are for you. There is no one solutions for everyone, you have to listen to your body.

44: How To Maintain a Healthy Body Image During Infertility & High Risk Pregnancy

In this episode we are joined by Lindsay Stenovec, a San Diego based dietitian nutritionist and owner of Nutrition Instincts who is focused on helping women make peace with food and their bodies. We discuss the importance of maintaining a healthy body image, and how you can support your own body image, especially when your fertility and pregnancy journey are less than ideal.

43: The Biggest Lie Women Tell

There’s one particular lie that so many women going through infertility, high-risk pregnancy, prematurity or taking care of children tell themselves and their loved ones. It’s so common that we don’t even think twice about it. But this lie is one that is affecting not just you but your pregnancy and your health. On this episode, I share with you how to stop telling this life and improve your health and wellness with just a few simple questions.

42: The Truth About Surrogacy

Today we talk about something that is rarely discussed, surrogacy. there is a lot of misinformation and mystery around surrogacy and gestational carriers, so here to help demystify the topic is Eloise Drane. Eloise has been an egg donor as well as a 3 time surrogate mother. She is now the founder/owner of Family Inceptions International, a family planning agency specializing in surrogacy and egg donation. I hope her experiences can shed some light on this often controversial topic.

41: Postpartum Body Memories

Memories of traumatic pregnancies are not just stored in the mind but the body as well. I tell you about my own experiences and discuss ways to confront and conquer these body memories.