172 episodes

The Worst Girl Gang Ever is a real, honest emotive podcast that covers the heartbreaking subject of miscarriage, infertility and baby loss, expect honest conversations about unspoken experiences. Hosted by TWGGE founders Bex Gunn and Laura Buckingham, this show is a chance to break the silence and really open up the dialogue around the topic of miscarriage and pregnancy loss. No more shame, no more taboo - let's ditch that for our children; the ones that will come, the ones that are and the ones that never came to be..

The Worst Girl Gang Ever Laura and Bex

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 295 Ratings

The Worst Girl Gang Ever is a real, honest emotive podcast that covers the heartbreaking subject of miscarriage, infertility and baby loss, expect honest conversations about unspoken experiences. Hosted by TWGGE founders Bex Gunn and Laura Buckingham, this show is a chance to break the silence and really open up the dialogue around the topic of miscarriage and pregnancy loss. No more shame, no more taboo - let's ditch that for our children; the ones that will come, the ones that are and the ones that never came to be..

    Differing Experiences, Dealing with Losing Friendships, and the Value of Emotional Support

    Differing Experiences, Dealing with Losing Friendships, and the Value of Emotional Support

    In this episode of The Worst Girl Gang Ever, Bex & Laura talk to their old friend (and Gang moderator) Emma Hall about the importance of friendships and support throughout the process of baby loss.

    Emma discusses her experience with polycystic ovary syndrome and the complexities it brings. They discuss how differing experiences lead to different senses of understanding during baby loss.

    Emma also recounts losing a friendship during an emotionally exhausting time and how she coped with the personal struggle that followed. The gang explores how simply being there for someone whilst they process their personal trauma is one of the most valuable things you can do for someone going through loss.

    In this episode you will hear:

    Emma’s personal experience with loss and grief

    Polycystic ovary syndrome and the problems it causes

    The importance of finding the right kind of emotional support from those who truly understand

    The difficulty of navigating through the pain of different kinds of loss

    Losing a friendship during a personal trauma and the anxiety it can cause

    Ways of helping yourself and others without being a people-pleaser


    THE Baby Loss Support Course, provided by Bex and Laura (starting on the 15th April 2024) is available at: https://theworstgirlgangever.co.uk/merch/the-baby-loss-support-course/

    The Warriorship is a membership to help you navigate life after baby loss. It covers every stage of the recovery pathway, and provides support, advice, and a range of emotional tools to help you through this difficult time. This is more than a support group. For more information and to join The Warriorship go to: https://theworstgirlgangever.co.uk/warriorship/

    The Worst Girl Gang Ever is a real, honest emotive podcast that covers the heartbreaking subject of miscarriage, infertility and baby loss, expect honest conversations about unspoken experiences. Hosted by TWGGE founders Bex Gunn and Laura Buckingham, this show is a chance to break the silence and really open up the dialogue around the topic of miscarriage and pregnancy loss. No more shame, no more taboo - let's ditch that for our children; the ones that will come, the ones that are and the ones that never came to be.
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    • 58 min
    Discovering your pregnancy has Down’s Syndrome with The Mental Health Midwife

    Discovering your pregnancy has Down’s Syndrome with The Mental Health Midwife

    In this episode of The Worst Girl Gang Ever, Bex & Laura talk to Tessa van der Vord, AKA the Mental Health Midwife, about her experience with a pregnancy which was discovered to have Down's syndrome.

    Tessa opens up about the difficulties in deciding to terminate the pregnancy and the shame and guilt arising thereafter. She talks about the process to discover and confirm that her pregnancy had Down’s syndrome and the conflicting emotions which arose from learning that information.

    They discuss the lack of information surrounding pregnancies with discoverable conditions, and the incredible understanding she Tessa received from people who had been through similar experiences.

    In this episode you will hear:

    When is the right time to announce a pregnancy?

    Tessa’s emotions around discovering her pregnancy had Down’s syndrome

    How she came to the difficult decision to end her pregnancy

    The different ways people deal with difficult information

    The support and information available for emotionally complicated pregnancies


    The Warriorship is a membership to help you navigate life after baby loss. It covers every stage of the recovery pathway, and provides support, advice, and a range of emotional tools to help you through this difficult time. This is more than a support group. For more information and to join The Warriorship go to: https://theworstgirlgangever.co.uk/warriorship/

    The Worst Girl Gang Ever is a real, honest emotive podcast that covers the heartbreaking subject of miscarriage, infertility and baby loss, expect honest conversations about unspoken experiences. Hosted by TWGGE founders Bex Gunn and Laura Buckingham, this show is a chance to break the silence and really open up the dialogue around the topic of miscarriage and pregnancy loss. No more shame, no more taboo - let's ditch that for our children; the ones that will come, the ones that are and the ones that never came to be.
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    • 47 min
    Taking Things One Step at a Time - a mid-season catch-up

    Taking Things One Step at a Time - a mid-season catch-up

    In this episode of The Worst Girl Gang Ever, Bex & Laura talk about their experience of running the podcast and recounting stories of those it has positively affected.

    They chat about what they have learned since starting the podcast and how it has created a sense of comfort and belonging for its community members. Throughout their talk, Bex and Laura also provide insights to the coping processes they facilitated after living through the trauma associated through loss and how they returned to a normal state of being.

    In this episode you will hear:

    How Bex and Laura found new ways of dealing with grief and despair

    The effect the podcast has had on the hosts and their wider community

    What they have learned since the creation of the podcast

    The value of talking to people who have been through similar experiences

    How to regain your sense of normality, one step at a time


    Get early access to our Baby Loss Support Course! https://theworstgirlgangever.co.uk/?post_type=product&p=500562&preview=true

    The Warriorship is a membership to help you navigate life after baby loss. It covers every stage of the recovery pathway, and provides support, advice, and a range of emotional tools to help you through this difficult time. This is more than a support group. For more information and to join The Warriorship go to: https://theworstgirlgangever.co.uk/warriorship/

    The Worst Girl Gang Ever is a real, honest emotive podcast that covers the heartbreaking subject of miscarriage, infertility and baby loss, expect honest conversations about unspoken experiences. Hosted by TWGGE founders Bex Gunn and Laura Buckingham, this show is a chance to break the silence and really open up the dialogue around the topic of miscarriage and pregnancy loss. No more shame, no more taboo - let's ditch that for our children; the ones that will come, the ones that are and the ones that never came to be.
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    • 32 min
    Finding the Positives by Helping Others with Dad Still Standing

    Finding the Positives by Helping Others with Dad Still Standing

    In this episode of The Worst Girl Gang Ever, hosts Bex Gunn & Laura Buckingham talk to Liam Preston and Matt Dearsley, the co-hosts of the Dad Still Standing podcast.

    Both pairs of podcast hosts discuss the importance of supporting those affected by baby loss and the grief it causes, as well the gap in support dads often receive. Liam and Matt share their personal stories of dealing with this gap and how Dad Still Standing offers help and understanding in this difficult situation. They also talk about how mums and dads have to cope with baby loss and process it at crucial moments, highlighting the day it happens and returning to work.

    In this episode you will hear:

    How grieving fathers tend to not receive enough moral support and guidance

    How Liam found and dealt with a lack of belonging for dads undergoing baby loss

    Matt’s personal experience with loss and not receiving compassion when speaking to others

    How they dealt with the stigma around loss

    The support they provide for people in similar situations


    Liam and Matt’s support and stories are available for you to find at https://www.dadstillstanding.com/

    The Warriorship is a membership to help you navigate life after baby loss. It covers every stage of the recovery pathway, and provides support, advice, and a range of emotional tools to help you through this difficult time. This is more than a support group. For more information and to join The Warriorship go to: https://theworstgirlgangever.co.uk/warriorship/

    The Worst Girl Gang Ever is a real, honest emotive podcast that covers the heartbreaking subject of miscarriage, infertility and baby loss, expect honest conversations about unspoken experiences. Hosted by TWGGE founders Bex Gunn and Laura Buckingham, this show is a chance to break the silence and really open up the dialogue around the topic of miscarriage and pregnancy loss. No more shame, no more taboo - let's ditch that for our children; the ones that will come, the ones that are and the ones that never came to be.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 53 min
    Chemical Pregnancy, Dealing with Dispassion and Alternative Options

    Chemical Pregnancy, Dealing with Dispassion and Alternative Options

    In this episode of The Worst Girl Gang Ever, hosts Bex Gunn & Laura Buckingham talk to community member Lizzie about chemical pregnancy, and the dispassion with which it is treated.

    They discuss Lizzie's experiences of early miscarriage, brought on by symptoms of chemical pregnancy. Lizzie talks about the lack of compassion from healthcare staff and the cold manner in which she was treated. She recounts the strict medical guidelines and numerous delays she suffered, including a 12 month wait for an NHS-funded IVF treatment. Lizzie also shares the treatments and therapies she used to overcome these challenges in the hope they can help others too.

    In this episode you will hear:

    Lizzie’s firsthand account of chemical pregnancy

    Dealing with thoughts of inadequacy when comparing her situation to her friends experiences

    Lizzie’s time in the early pregnancy unit and its lack of compassion

    Feelings of shame and embarrassment after receiving her diagnosis

    Her decision to seek acupuncture and other therapeutic methods


    For help with your fertility journey, try https://www.fertilitysupport.expert/

    The Warriorship is a membership to help you navigate life after baby loss. It covers every stage of the recovery pathway, and provides support, advice, and a range of emotional tools to help you through this difficult time. This is more than a support group. For more information and to join The Warriorship go to: https://theworstgirlgangever.co.uk/warriorship/

    The Worst Girl Gang Ever is a real, honest emotive podcast that covers the heartbreaking subject of miscarriage, infertility and baby loss, expect honest conversations about unspoken experiences. Hosted by TWGGE founders Bex Gunn and Laura Buckingham, this show is a chance to break the silence and really open up the dialogue around the topic of miscarriage and pregnancy loss. No more shame, no more taboo - let's ditch that for our children; the ones that will come, the ones that are and the ones that never came to be.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 51 min
    Recurrent vs Consecutive, the Complexities Around Calculating Miscarriage

    Recurrent vs Consecutive, the Complexities Around Calculating Miscarriage

    In this episode of The Worst Girl Gang Ever, hosts Bex Gunn & Laura Buckingham talk to community member Rebecca about recurrent loss.

    They discuss Rebecca's journey with infertility and multiple miscarriages over the past few years. She shares her story of initially falling pregnant in 2018, only to experience a missed miscarriage at her 12 week scan. Rebecca then goes on to have three more miscarriages and struggles to get answers from her GP about ongoing issues.

    In this episode you will hear:

    Rebecca's experience with thyroid testing and feeling unsupported by her doctor

    Her decision to seek fertility treatment through IVF

    Ongoing feelings of inadequacy after losses

    The importance of self-care and advocacy

    Rebecca's cyst removal and recent IVF progress

    Firsthand accounts of recurrent loss and triggers in the workplace


    The Warriorship is a membership to help you navigate life after baby loss. It covers every stage of the recovery pathway, and provides support, advice, and a range of emotional tools to help you through this difficult time. This is more than a support group. For more information and to join The Warriorship go to: https://theworstgirlgangever.co.uk/warriorship/

    The Worst Girl Gang Ever is a real, honest emotive podcast that covers the heartbreaking subject of miscarriage, infertility and baby loss, expect honest conversations about unspoken experiences. Hosted by TWGGE founders Bex Gunn and Laura Buckingham, this show is a chance to break the silence and really open up the dialogue around the topic of miscarriage and pregnancy loss. No more shame, no more taboo - let's ditch that for our children; the ones that will come, the ones that are and the ones that never came to be.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
295 Ratings

295 Ratings

paigeous33 ,

My saviours

This podcast has not only got me through the most traumatic experience of my life but also through my pregnancy after loss, I needed to tap in and out when pregnant again unlike the first time I started listening in. I cried with you all and chuckled at points, riding those emotions, you are my fix and I’m truly thankful for this podcast it’s healed me in ways I didn’t think were possible <3 forever grateful, love to all our angel babies xxxx

Anna Stewart CNN ,

The only thing that’s helped

I’m a few days post D and C and this podcast has been the only thing that stops my mind and emotions totally spiralling out of control. It’s been a rough few weeks since the first missed miscarriage scan, and I’m not sure when I’ll feel “normal” again, perhaps never, but I’m feeling ok about that now I know these ladies and all there amazing guests are there going through it with me.

Lucy-Bart ,

Thank you ❤️

Thank you for being there in such a low and difficult time of a woman’s life. Listening to your conversations has made me feel hopeful

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