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Still A Part of Us is a place where moms and dads can share the birth story of their child who was stillborn or who died in infancy.
#stillmychild #pregnancyloss #stillbirth #infantloss #SIDS

Still A Part of Us: A podcast about pregnancy loss, stillbirth, and infant loss Winter Redd and Lee Redd

    • Kids & Family
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Still A Part of Us is a place where moms and dads can share the birth story of their child who was stillborn or who died in infancy.
#stillmychild #pregnancyloss #stillbirth #infantloss #SIDS

    Grieving Dad's One Piece of Advice After His Daughter's Death 10 Hours After Birth

    Grieving Dad's One Piece of Advice After His Daughter's Death 10 Hours After Birth

    Mark gives his advice on how to grieve after losing his daughter Breklyn only 10 hours after she was born: Grieve in your own way and in your own time.
    He also talks about how he and his wife Corchele look for Breklyn everywhere (pennies, their Brek bear, and white butterflies), and how they started Because of Breklyn, that raises money to buy unstuffed Build-A-Bears for families of stillbirth or infant loss.
    Hear Mark's birth story of Breklyn here: https://youtu.be/dVHWjPx0XGs Hear his wife Corchele's birth story of Breklyn here: https://youtu.be/0fGC788ngjk Hear Corchele's advice episode here: https://youtu.be/GUX_hZf62o8 Request or adopt a Because of Breklyn bear here: https://becauseofbreklyn.com/ 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 purchase an "Always a Part of Us" Legacy Gift for $20, you'll be providing to one of these families that shares their story, full transcriptions, mp3s, and mp4s of the recordings of their baby's birth story and advice episodes for their family history records. You will also get a shout-out on an upcoming episode. Thank you! Donate: https://ko-fi.com/stillapartofus
    Time Stamps:
    00:00 Welcome 00:36 Tattoo 01:33 One important advice 04:00 How I remember Breklyn SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more birth stories from families who have experienced a stillbirth or infant loss. We're grateful that you're part of our community! https://www.youtube.com/stillapartofus
    SUBSCRIBE to our podcast Still A Part of Us, wherever you find podcasts.
    Links (some of these links are affiliate links, which means we may get a small commission off your purchase, at no extra cost to you):
    Website: http://stillapartofus.com/ Grief Support Groups: https://nationalshare.org/ #becauseofbreklyn #kissesfromheaven #buildabear #birthstory #infantloss #infantdeath #babydeath #stillmychild #podcast #birthstories #babyloss #mybabydied #bereavedmother #bereavedfather #infantlossawareness #dadsgrievetoo #mamasgrief #pals #childloss #lifeafterloss #saytheirnames #babylossawareness #breakingthesilence #grievingmom #grievingdad #bereavedparents #pregnancyandinfantlossawarenessmonth

    • 8 min
    Dad Mark's Account of Baby Breklyn's Birth Story and Death Due to Chorioamnionitis

    Dad Mark's Account of Baby Breklyn's Birth Story and Death Due to Chorioamnionitis

    Dad Mark describes his wife Corchele's pregnancy with their daughter Breklyn. When her water broke, they headed to the hospital, and while there, Breklyn was under distress and Corchele had to undergo an emergency C-section (where Corchele was completely sedated due to the epidural/nerve block not working originally) in order to deliver Breklyn. The doctor stated that Breklyn wasn't going to make it, but she was put on life support. 
    When Corchele was finally able to see Breklyn, Mark and Corchele made the heartbreaking decision to remove Breklyn from life support. After she dies, they get time with her in the hospital. Mark talks about the funeral and what the cause of Breklyn's death: an infection called chorioamnionitis.
    Listen to his wife Corchele's birth story of Breklyn here: https://youtu.be/0fGC788ngjk Listen to Corchele's advice episode here: https://youtu.be/GUX_hZf62o8 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 purchase an "Always a Part of Us" Legacy Gift for $20, you'll be providing to one of these families that shares their story, full transcriptions, mp3s, and mp4s of the recordings of their baby's birth story and advice episodes for their family history records. You will also get a shout-out on an upcoming episode. Thank you! Donate: https://ko-fi.com/stillapartofus
    Time Stamps:
    00:00 Breklyn 01:33 Pregnancy and going to the hospital 04:19 Emergency C-section 06:44 Breklyn's prognosis 10:47 Spending time with Breklyn 12:25 Breklyn's funeral 15:11 After the funeral and a mission 19:51 The infection SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more birth stories from families who have experienced a stillbirth or infant loss. We're grateful that you're part of our community! https://www.youtube.com/stillapartofus SUBSCRIBE to our podcast Still A Part of Us, wherever you find podcasts.
    Links (some of these links are affiliate links, which means we may get a small commission off your purchase, at no extra cost to you):
    Website: http://stillapartofus.com/ Grief Support Groups: https://nationalshare.org/ Because of Breklyn: https://becauseofbreklyn.com/ Music: "She Dreams in Blue" by Josh Woodward. Free download: http://joshwoodward.com/​​.

    • 22 min
    Corchele's "Messy" Life After Breklyn's Death: Pregnancy After Loss & Postpartum Depression

    Corchele's "Messy" Life After Breklyn's Death: Pregnancy After Loss & Postpartum Depression

    Mom Corchele talks about the death of her daughter after 10 hours after her birth due to an infection, and how because of her daughter Breklyn, she and her husband were able to help change hospital policy in their area to help detect this type of infection before it's too late, thus saving more babies' lives.
    Corchele also recounts how she didn't properly grieve after Breklyn died, how they got pregnant, and then she admitted to herself that she had postpartum depression and sought help. She is in a much better place and started a non-profit organization called Because of Breklyn, to provide unstuffed bears to families that will go through something similar.
    Listen to Corchele's birth story and death of Breklyn: https://youtu.be/0fGC788ngjk
    Links (some of these links are affiliate links, which means we may get a small commission off your purchase, at no extra cost to you):
    Website: http://stillapartofus.com/ Because of Breklyn (donate or request a bear): https://becauseofbreklyn.com/ 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. Donate: https://ko-fi.com/stillapartofus
    Or if you want to purchase an "Always a Part of Us" Legacy Gift for $20, you'll be providing to one of these families that shares their story, full transcriptions, mp3s, and mp4s of the recordings of their baby's birth story and advice episodes for their family history records. You will also get a shout-out on an upcoming episode. Thank you! Donate: https://ko-fi.com/stillapartofus
    Time Stamps:
    00:00 Welcome 01:32 Being advocates for other babies 04:10 Journey after Breklyn's death 10:03 Life coach 15:43 Pregnancy after loss 22:17 What helped Corchele after 27:58 What not to say 33:22 Donating bears 40:42 Moving forward SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more birth stories from families who have experienced a stillbirth or infant loss. We're grateful that you're part of our community! https://www.youtube.com/stillapartofus
    SUBSCRIBE to our podcast Still A Part of Us, wherever you find podcasts.

    • 45 min
    Mom Corchele Tells Birth Story and Death of Baby Breklyn Due to Chorioamnionitis at 39 Weeks

    Mom Corchele Tells Birth Story and Death of Baby Breklyn Due to Chorioamnionitis at 39 Weeks

    Mom Corchele describes getting pregnant with her fiance Mark and having an uneventful pregnancy with her daughter Breklyn. However, at 39 weeks, Corchele remembers feeling terrible and having a fever. When they go into the hospital, she tells how Breklyn was in distress, so they did an emergency C-section. They gave her ketamine, because the epidural/nerve block wasn't taking effect quickly enough.
    Breklyn was born, but had to be revived and kept on life support, since Corchele was sedated. Once Corchele awoke, she and Mark made the heartbreaking decision to take Breklyn off of life support. She passed away 10 hours later. The doctors concluded later that she like died due to an infection call chorioamnionitis that was missed during Corchele's intake at the hospital.
    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. Donate: https://ko-fi.com/stillapartofus
    Or if you want to purchase an "Always a Part of Us" Legacy Gift for $20, you'll be providing to one of these families that shares their story, full transcriptions, mp3s, and mp4s of the recordings of their baby's birth story and advice episodes for their family history records. You will also get a shout-out on an upcoming episode. Thank you! Donate: https://ko-fi.com/stillapartofus
    Time Stamps:
    00:00 Breklyn 04:46 Getting pregnant 08:33 Fever 12:58 Distress 14:37 OR 17:56 Keep her alive 20:32 Seeing Breklyn 26:42 Death 34:32 Funeral arrangements 40:58 Cause of death SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more birth stories from families who have experienced a stillbirth or infant loss. We're grateful that you're part of our community! https://www.youtube.com/stillapartofus
    SUBSCRIBE to our podcast Still A Part of Us, wherever you find podcasts.
    Links (some of these links are affiliate links, which means we may get a small commission off your purchase, at no extra cost to you):
    Website: http://stillapartofus.com/ Grief Support Groups: https://nationalshare.org/ Music: "Flickering Flame" by Josh Woodward. Free download: http://joshwoodward.com/​​.

    • 48 min
    Body Scan Guided Meditation: Compassion and Tenderness For Your Body After Baby Loss, Stillbirth

    Body Scan Guided Meditation: Compassion and Tenderness For Your Body After Baby Loss, Stillbirth

    In honor of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, we partnered with Stacey Cardon of Soul Garden Coaching to develop this meditation, to cultivate compassion and understanding and tenderness toward your body after the death of your baby.
    After the stillbirth of my son, I felt like my body failed me and him, and it has taken me a lot of prayer, mediation, and pondering to be *okay* with my body. I hope that this short body scan meditation helps bring a measure of peace to your heart.
    Find Stacey at Soul Garden Coaching here: https://www.soulgardencoaching.com/
    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 purchase an "Always a Part of Us" Legacy Gift for $20, you'll be providing to one of these families that shares their story, full transcriptions, mp3s, and mp4s of the recordings of their baby's birth story and advice episodes for their family history records. You will also get a shout-out on an upcoming episode. Thank you! Donate: https://ko-fi.com/stillapartofus
    SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more birth stories from families who have experienced a stillbirth or infant loss. We're grateful that you're part of our community! https://www.youtube.com/stillapartofus
    SUBSCRIBE to our podcast Still A Part of Us, wherever you find podcasts. Music: Healing Mediation Music (Abundance And Love 528Hz Solfeggio Frequency)

    • 15 min
    Kirby and Tom talk life after stillbirth, including adoption and pregnancy after loss

    Kirby and Tom talk life after stillbirth, including adoption and pregnancy after loss

    Parents Kirby and Tom talk about the aftermath of their first son Tommy's stillbirth, how they stuck themselves in those early months and how their families, God, and service helped them get through the sadness and ache. Kirby talks about feeling a need to adopt and they adopted their son Ace after many disappointments. Shortly after the adoption, Kirby got pregnant and welcomed their son Ace into their home.
    Both Kirby and Tom talk about what helped them the most and recommend things you should (and shouldn't) say to a loss mom or loss dad.
    Hear Kirby's stillbirth story of Tommy here: https://youtu.be/Y0LhGQ0L0zM Hear Tom's stillbirth story of Tommy here: https://youtu.be/G74GvmISlAg 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. Donate: https://ko-fi.com/stillapartofus
    Or if you want to purchase an "Always a Part of Us" Legacy Gift for $20, you'll be providing to one of these families that shares their story, full transcriptions, mp3s, and mp4s of the recordings of their baby's birth story and advice episodes for their family history records. You will also get a shout-out on an upcoming episode. Thank you! Donate: https://ko-fi.com/stillapartofus
    Time Stamps:
    00:00 Welcome 07:58 A Four-Letter Word 11:51 Acceptance 19:15 Births compared 22:17 Physical reminders 26:35 Help from heaven 29:06 Jesus and God 35:07 Last bit of wisdom and advice SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more birth stories from families who have experienced a stillbirth or infant loss. We're grateful that you're part of our community! https://www.youtube.com/stillapartofus
    SUBSCRIBE to our podcast Still A Part of Us, wherever you find podcasts.
    Links (some of these links are affiliate links, which means we may get a small commission off your purchase, at no extra cost to you):
    Website: http://stillapartofus.com/ Grief Support Groups: https://nationalshare.org/ Book Jesus Calling by Sarah Young: https://amzn.to/3mwpqFB 

    • 52 min

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