Today’s episode is a big one, not only in length but in the incredibly valuable information provided in this episode on pregnancy and infant loss. Perinatal loss is something we as a society don’t like to talk about, and why would we, right? It’s an unfortunate and sad thing to even think about let alone have an entire conversation about it, but pregnancy and infant loss is a very real thing that people go through. One in four pregnancies end in loss and we shouldn’t be ignoring these issues that are right in front of us. Many of us have loved ones who have gone through a loss or maybe you personally have lost a child.
For couples who are going through a loss, loved ones, and birth professionals, this episode is a valuable one to listen to. This episode features a maternity expert interview with Sherokee Ilse who is the author of Empty Arms: Coping with Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Infant Death.
Sherokee has written a total of 18 different books and booklets on different subjects dealing with loss and healing, and she has given thousands of talks on perinatal loss all over the world. She is a founder of a national non-profit pregnancy and infant loss center and one of the founders of the October Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month Campaign.
Her newest project has been creating a new paradigm of comprehensive care through Baby Loss Family Advisors, also known as Baby loss Doulas. The list of her contributions to this field goes on and on. Sherokee has such a wealth of knowledge when it comes to these topics and in this interview she gives such helpful advice to all of us who are affected by loss. There really is something for everyone to take from this episode.
We are obviously going to be talking about some sensitive topics in this episode and if you don’t feel ready to listen, that is totally okay. Save this episode, put it aside, and come back to it later when you do feel emotionally ready to listen. If you are ready to listen, then please join in on my conversation with Sherokee Ilse. I can’t wait for you guys to hear it.
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