When you have challenges creating the family of your dreams, whether it's experiencing loss or infertility, a high-risk pregnancy or prematurity, it wreaks havoc on all aspects of your life. You feel alone and can have a million questions swirling in your mind that you don't know where to find the answers to.
On this episode, I answer 4 of my listeners' questions as they navigate their journey to building the family of their dreams.
A listener asks about how to cope with the grief of an ectopic pregnancy
She wonders if she will cry every day and what to expect with the mourning process
I share the story of a client of mine who healed from a miscarriage without feeling any additional pain
Another listener asks about how to prevent preeclampsia and reduce her risk of delivering preterm
I discuss the trauma of prematurity, an emergency delivery and a high-risk pregnancy and how it impacts your health and your future pregnancies
I provide science-backed tips on how to reduce risk of developing preeclampsia and delivering preterm in her future pregnancy
A third listener asks about marital advice when trying to conceive
I discuss the physiology and psychology of resentment
I share tips on how to have difficult conversations with her partner to reduce the likelihood that they turn into fights
I offer questions for her to consider and ask her partner before they try to conceive their child
A listener asks about her chances about having children with PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome)
I rant about how her doctor presented her future options to her
I share data and stats on the realities of how PCOS impacts fertility and what you can do to increase your chances of getting pregnant
It is not impossible to have children when you have PCOS!
No one knows what’s going to happen which means no matter what the research says or what the doctors say or what your partner says - you have wishes, desires and dreams that deserve to be taken seriously. And there are SO many things you can do to make those wishes, desires and dreams come true. It just requires you to take one step after another in the direction you wish to go in.
Resources from the show...
What every couple needs to know about pregnancy after loss (Read now)
The surprising truth about preeclampsia (Read now)
How to work through resentment (Read now)
When to schedule a preconception appointment with a high-risk OB (Read now)
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