9 episodes

The journey to motherhood isn’t always straightforward. Zinnia and Maya are two friends who talk frankly and openly about the highs and lows of their unconventional journeys to motherhood as well as the passing of their little angels, all the while giving listeners a dollop of hope and a reason to smile.

Topics include baby loss, stillbirth, grief, IVF, fertility, surrogacy and more.

Follow us on instagram @MakingItToMotherhood

Making It To Motherhood Making It To Motherhood

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

The journey to motherhood isn’t always straightforward. Zinnia and Maya are two friends who talk frankly and openly about the highs and lows of their unconventional journeys to motherhood as well as the passing of their little angels, all the while giving listeners a dollop of hope and a reason to smile.

Topics include baby loss, stillbirth, grief, IVF, fertility, surrogacy and more.

Follow us on instagram @MakingItToMotherhood

    Episode 8 - Surrogacy and trying again after loss

    Episode 8 - Surrogacy and trying again after loss

    You've experienced a stillbirth and are then told that the risks of carrying again are too high. Enter surrogacy...

    Episode eight of the Making It To Motherhood series hears Zinnia talk about her decision to use a surrogate to carry her next baby after a ruptured uterus resulted in a previous stillbirth. Zinnia shines a light on the world of surrogacy, discussing finding a surrogate and experiencing the surrogacy journey. Zinnia and Maya also chat about the everyday ups and downs that surround their baby loss experiences and onward pregnancy journeys.

    • 50 min
    Episode 7 - Genetics and preimplantation testing after loss

    Episode 7 - Genetics and preimplantation testing after loss

    After discovering the cause of your baby's death is a rare genetic disorder, what can you do to avoid history repeating itself?

    Episode seven of the Making It To Motherhood series hears Maya talk about the world of genetics and the journey her and husband Rich underwent to ensure that their future children would not be born with NKH - the rare genetic and sadly terminal condition that caused their son Leo to die at just 10 days old. Zinnia and Maya also chat about some of the everyday ups and downs that surround baby loss and the challenges of having another.

    • 41 min
    Episode 6 - IVF and trying again

    Episode 6 - IVF and trying again

    After baby loss, the decision to try again can bring about a range of emotions. Add to that the need to have IVF, and the road becomes even more bumpy.

    Episode six of the Making It To Motherhood series hears Zinnia and Maya share their experiences around IVF in order to have another baby and take the necessary paths to avoid the possibility of losing another. They also chat about some of the everyday ups and downs that surround their baby loss experiences as well as the challenges of trying again.

    • 45 min
    Episode 5 - Baby loss and the road to recovery

    Episode 5 - Baby loss and the road to recovery

    Your baby dies, and then what? Grief, recovery and anniversaries are just some of the things you have to confront.

    Episode five of the Making It To Motherhood series hears Zinnia and Maya talk about their experiences around life after loss. Following on from last week's episode they talk about the ongoing physical recovery, how to cope mentally, and how you get through anniversaries and other significant occasions such as birthdays and Mother's Day.  Zinnia and Maya also chat about some of the everyday ups and downs that surround their baby loss experiences.

    • 45 min
    Episode 4 - Baby loss and getting through mat leave

    Episode 4 - Baby loss and getting through mat leave

    After the initial shock of your baby dying, you find yourself having to navigate maternity leave without a baby.

    Episode four of the Making It To Motherhood series hears Zinnia and Maya talk about their experiences around life after loss. In the first of two episodes on this topic, they discuss navigating the ‘new normal’, physical recovery and returning to work. Zinnia and Maya also chat about some of the everyday ups and downs that surround their baby loss experiences.

    • 44 min
    Episode 3 - Baby funerals and getting through the day

    Episode 3 - Baby funerals and getting through the day

    Having to arrange your child's funeral can seem so daunting, and it's something we wouldn't wish on any parent.

    Episode three of the Making It To Motherhood series hears Zinnia and Maya talk about their experiences around their babies’ funerals, what they did to mark the occasion, and above all, how they made it through the day. Zinnia and Maya also chat about some of the everyday ups and downs that surround their baby loss experiences.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

IAP123 ,

Incredible women, invaluable resource

This podcast is honest, sensitive and no-nonsense - remarkable considering the impossible topic they’re discussing. Such an amazing resource for anyone in a similar situation, and also to shine a light on things we just don’t talk about openly enough.

MagsHeyEyOo ,

Just what a needed to hear…

It’s only been a few weeks since my baby girl’s death and I’m struggling so much with all the emotions. This podcast is just what I needed to hear right now; that I’m not alone, that grief is a rollercoaster of emotions and that is normal, and how to face the reality.
Thank you Zinnia and Maya for sharing your stories - you really help other bereaved mums and dads!

83GabiP ,

Unscripted honesty of heartbreaking journeys

Thank you so much for sharing your stories in such an open, honest and raw way which is relatable on such a variety of levels. Sooo good to know that we’re not alone in the journey of grief, your podcasts feel like a a truly safe, non judgemental space to talk and reflect on the complexities of grief and loss in motherhood. Xxxx

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