30 min

The Power of Gut Instinct: Kristine's story, Part I War Stories from the Womb

    • Parenting

Being able to create a new life inside your body is both an awesome feat and one fraught with the real possibility of death. Once you really hone in on the millions of things that have to go right in the just right way to make a baby, it's a wonder anyone is born ever. Today's guest spends time on both sides of this line. Her first pregnancy ends at the beginning of her third trimester in a stillbirth. Although the exact cause of her son's death is not definitively found, my guest suspects that the proximate cause may have been a placental abruption which may reflect her past history of trauma. Given this experience, she was on high alert for the second pregnancy, which also ended early, at the start of the third trimester, but this time her daughter survived.  

Being able to create a new life inside your body is both an awesome feat and one fraught with the real possibility of death. Once you really hone in on the millions of things that have to go right in the just right way to make a baby, it's a wonder anyone is born ever. Today's guest spends time on both sides of this line. Her first pregnancy ends at the beginning of her third trimester in a stillbirth. Although the exact cause of her son's death is not definitively found, my guest suspects that the proximate cause may have been a placental abruption which may reflect her past history of trauma. Given this experience, she was on high alert for the second pregnancy, which also ended early, at the start of the third trimester, but this time her daughter survived.  

30 min