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A space for women to share their stories about loss, grief, and life after. Hosted by Arden Cartrette, founder of The Miscarriage Doula, a service for anyone who is going through loss, struggling with pregnancy after loss, or is looking for more information on how to get through miscarriage in general. On this podcast we'll hear from experts and advocates in the online community along with people who are going through loss in real time. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/arden-cartrette/support

Miscarriage Stories with Arden Cartrette Arden Cartrette

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A space for women to share their stories about loss, grief, and life after. Hosted by Arden Cartrette, founder of The Miscarriage Doula, a service for anyone who is going through loss, struggling with pregnancy after loss, or is looking for more information on how to get through miscarriage in general. On this podcast we'll hear from experts and advocates in the online community along with people who are going through loss in real time. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/arden-cartrette/support

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    105. Blended Families and Secondary Loss w/ Arizona

    105. Blended Families and Secondary Loss w/ Arizona

    Arizona joins Arden to discuss her experience with a miscarriage during her third pregnancy. "Angel" was born in the first trimester and with having two living sons and two step-daughters, going through a miscarriage was difficult to say the least. Hear her story on Miscarriage Stories Podcast.



    Miscarriage Stories is hosted by Arden Cartrette who is a Birth & Bereavement Doula that founded "The Miscarriage Doula" -- an online support service and resource for people who are experiencing or have experienced loss. Support is offered through 1:1 support, group support, blog posts, and Instagram content. Learn more at themiscarriagedoula.co


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    • 48 min
    104. Pregnancy Loss Before Transition as a Transgender Male w/ Alex

    104. Pregnancy Loss Before Transition as a Transgender Male w/ Alex

    *SENSITIVE NOTE* This episode contains really difficult details and conversations surrounding sexual abuse and the transgender community. If you have the space to listen to Alex's story, please do. You can also save it for another day or time, whenever you're ready.



    Alex (he/him) joins Arden today to share the story of experiencing a miscarriage 10 years ago, prior to transitioning as a transgender male. Not only was Alex struggling with his identity but he was also sexually abused which led to a pregnancy that was both feared and in a way, wanted. Alex really opens up in this episode and shares how language has affected him as he's transgender and what grief has looked like for the last 10 years.

    The Miscarriage Doula is an online service and resource for those walking through pregnancy loss and life after. Check out our website for 1:1 support and support groups ---- ⁠THEMISCARRIAGEDOULA.CO


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    • 41 min
    103. "Still" -- A Short Film About Pregnancy Loss w/ Rakefet Abergel

    103. "Still" -- A Short Film About Pregnancy Loss w/ Rakefet Abergel

    Female filmmaker, Rakefet Abergel, who was personally traumatized by pregnancy loss, released a trailer and accompanying music video of an original song from her short film “Still” in honor of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Month.



    “Still” is a moving psychological thriller short film, now entering the film festival circuit, meant to honor all mothers and families who experience infant loss at any stage. Abergel received production support from Joel Zwick (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) and Jory Weitz (Napoleon Dynamite).



    Pregnancy loss is not uncommon. As many as 26% of all pregnancies and up to 10% of clinically recognized pregnancies end in ⁠miscarriage ⁠and per the CDC about ⁠24,000 babies are stillborn⁠ annually (defined as after 20 weeks gestation). However, it continues to be a taboo topic that lives in the shadows, preventing many women from getting the support they need. Abergel, writer and director of “Still”, also stars in the short film, was inspired to honor the son she lost during her pregnancy. Her trauma led to a desire to shine a light on the darker parts of the inevitable feelings, and to validate some of the emotions experienced by women who have experienced such traumas.

     

    ⁠The Life We Never Had - Music Video⁠

    "Still" - Trailer

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    The Miscarriage Doula is an online service and resource for those walking through pregnancy loss and life after. Check out our website for 1:1 support and support groups ---- ⁠THEMISCARRIAGEDOULA.CO


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    • 57 min
    102. 13 Q Deletion Syndrome, TFMR, and Pregnancy After Loss w/ Rebecca

    102. 13 Q Deletion Syndrome, TFMR, and Pregnancy After Loss w/ Rebecca

    Rebecca and her husband are newly married as of July 2022 and didn’t plan to have children right away due to being in grad school. Her mind changed suddenly and they started trying to conceive.



    In December 2022 she learned that she was pregnant with her daughter, Hadley. Throughout the first trimester, every ultrasound and appointment went well. Rebecca also had NIPT testing and everything came back normal without any concerns.



    During the a diagnostic ultrasound, Rebecca saw that her daughter looked great and was moving around on the screen. When she sat down with the doctor, she immediately knew that something wasn’t right. The doctor sat down and started talking about what they were looking at on the ultrasound and pointed out that there was increased fluid behind Hadley’s neck which was a big concern.



    Following that ultrasound, she was given a few options which were to do nothing or to do the CVS procedure. Rebecca and her husband did the CVS procedure and found it to be a difficult procedure due to a tilted uterus which resulted in a smaller sample and a longer wait time for results. In the meantime, they saw an MFM doctor where they learned about other concerns.



    A month after having the CVS procedure, she finally heard the results an dit was confirmed that Hadley was missing a 13th chromosome.



    Learning about her daughters quality of life was difficult and led her to make the difficult decision to go through with a termination of pregnancy.



    At 18 weeks, Rebecca had a D&E procedure. She was given a copy of Hadley’s footprints and had her cremated.



    A month following her D&E, Rebecca learned that she was pregnant for the second time which was a surprise. She is currently 18 weeks pregnant and did have a lot of testing and procedures to make sure that her second child was healthy.





    The Miscarriage Doula is an online service and resource for those walking through pregnancy loss and life after. Check out our website for 1:1 support and support groups (GROUPS STARTING IN AUGUST 2023) ---- THEMISCARRIAGEDOULA.CO


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    • 31 min
    101. An Unexpected Loss of Mono-Mono Twins, a Chemical Pregnancy, and Pregnancy After Loss w/ Madison

    101. An Unexpected Loss of Mono-Mono Twins, a Chemical Pregnancy, and Pregnancy After Loss w/ Madison

    Madison joins Arden to discuss her journey with recurrent pregnancy loss including the unexpected loss of twins (mono-mono) and how she's navigated grief especially as she is pregnant again after loss.



    Discussed in this episode:


    High-risk twin pregnancy and loss
    Chemical pregnancies
    Anxiety in pregnancy after loss
    Trauma related to missed miscarriages
    Benefits of our support groups



    The Miscarriage Doula is an online service and resource for those walking through pregnancy loss and life after. Check out our website for 1:1 support and support groups (GROUPS STARTING IN AUGUST 2023) ---- THEMISCARRIAGEDOULA.CO


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    • 53 min

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