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Sisters in Loss podcast spotlights faith filled black women who share their grief and loss stories and testimonies. Black women experience miscarriage and stillbirth four times more than white women according to the NIH and CDC. Whether you have experienced a miscarriage, infant loss, stillbirth, are trying to conceive or have an infertility diagnosis, you will learn about resources and strategies to heal, gain clarity, peace, hope, and find an empowering path forward after loss.

Join Erica M. Freeman weekly as she interviews Sisters in Loss who have healed from such a painful and traumatic experience by sharing their testimonies to inspire and help others to turn their pain into their purpose.

Sisters in Loss Podcast: Miscarriage, Pregnancy Loss, & Infertility Stories Erica M. Freeman

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Sisters in Loss podcast spotlights faith filled black women who share their grief and loss stories and testimonies. Black women experience miscarriage and stillbirth four times more than white women according to the NIH and CDC. Whether you have experienced a miscarriage, infant loss, stillbirth, are trying to conceive or have an infertility diagnosis, you will learn about resources and strategies to heal, gain clarity, peace, hope, and find an empowering path forward after loss.

Join Erica M. Freeman weekly as she interviews Sisters in Loss who have healed from such a painful and traumatic experience by sharing their testimonies to inspire and help others to turn their pain into their purpose.

    353 - Congenital Heart Disease and Healing from Child Loss with Chappy Morgan - REWIND

    353 - Congenital Heart Disease and Healing from Child Loss with Chappy Morgan - REWIND

    After being diagnosed at 18 years old with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) today’s guest was told she was unable to have children. At 31, Chappy Morgan lost a significant amount of weight and was surprised when she found out she was expecting. During an ultrasound she found out her son was sick and was going to suffer from heart problems specifically congenital heart disease. Chappy shares in this episode how she fought for her son Messiah, is healing from child loss, and continues to share Messiah’s message through #MessiahStrong
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    • 40 min
    352 - Maternal Near Miss Survivor and H.E.L.L.P. Syndrome with Tomeka Isaac - REWIND

    352 - Maternal Near Miss Survivor and H.E.L.L.P. Syndrome with Tomeka Isaac - REWIND

    Imagine being told that your baby had no fetal heartbeat one month from their due date? Today’s guest Tomeka Isaac takes us back to that very moment where she and her husband were faced with the news no parent ever wants to hear that her son Jace was not going to make it. Then they were dealt another blow that she was diagnosed with H.E.L.L.P Syndrome (Hemolysis Elevated Liver Enzymes Low Platelet) which is pre-eclampsia on steroids and she was dying. This episode is for you to listen to if you have never heard of H.E.L.L.P. Syndrome and how God covers you so that you can survive and thrive after a near death birth experience.
    Become a Sisters in Loss Birth Bereavement, and Postpartum Doula Here
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    You can shop my Amazon Store for the Book Recommendations
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    Join our Healing Collective Online Support Group
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    • 44 min
    351 - Overcoming Endometriosis After Losing Ovary & Fallopian Tube with Bria Burrell - REWIND

    351 - Overcoming Endometriosis After Losing Ovary & Fallopian Tube with Bria Burrell - REWIND

    Have you ever suffered from painful periods? Today’s guest Bria Burrell has always had painful periods, and in 2015 she found out there was an cyst on her left ovarian. Her OB/GYN monitored the cyst for a couple of months, until it started to grow. In order to prevent the cyst from rupturing the OB/GYN performed a laparoscopic procedure in January 2016. . The cyst dominated the left part of Bria’s pelvic cavity, and therefore, they had to remove her left ovarian and Fallopian tube, and during this procedure it was determined she had endometriosis. She had many complications from that surgery that left her bowel perforated resulting in her wearing a temporary colostomy bag. Bria takes us on the next steps of her journey to motherhood in this podcast where she undergoes fertility treatments and 2 rounds of IVF, that has resulted in two miscarriages. This episode is for you to listen to if you have been diagnosed with endometriosis or have lost a Fallopian tube or ovary.
    Become a Sisters in Loss Birth Bereavement, and Postpartum Doula Here
    Living Water Doula Services
    Book Recommendations and Links Below
    You can shop my Amazon Store for the Book Recommendations
    You can follow Sisters in Loss on Social
    Join our Healing Collective Online Support Group
    Join the Sisters in Loss Online Community
    Sisters in Loss TV Youtube Channel
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    • 43 min
    350 - Losing your Baby and Losing your Womb with Alexus Harris Oluyole - REWIND

    350 - Losing your Baby and Losing your Womb with Alexus Harris Oluyole - REWIND

    Losing your baby and losing your womb and ability to have more children is what today’s guest had to face. Alexus Harris Oluyole lost her son Maverick at 21 weeks due to pregnancy complications and had to have a partial hysterectomy to save her life.
    Alexus Harris Oluyole was devastated as she had to navigate the grief of losing her son and losing her ability to bear more children. God was her anchor during this time and lead her to write a book Peace That Supersedes to help encourage women who are going through challenges with fertility, pregnancy loss, or child loss.
    In this episode Alexus takes us on her healing journey, the challenges she face with seeing babies everywhere, and her path forward to motherhood.
    Become a Sisters in Loss Birth Bereavement, and Postpartum Doula Here
    Living Water Doula Services
    Book Recommendations and Links Below
    You can shop my Amazon Store for the Book Recommendations
    You can follow Sisters in Loss on Social
    Join our Healing Collective Online Support Group
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    • 37 min
    349 - Overcoming Secondary Infertility with Jessica Hortman - REWIND

    349 - Overcoming Secondary Infertility with Jessica Hortman - REWIND

    After experiencing three losses today’s guest felt ashamed and guilty of her grief as she experienced secondary infertility with already having two children.
    Jessica Hortman had a spontaneous miscarriage in 2015 at 6 weeks, a miscarriage due to a submucosal fibroid at 10 weeks in 2016, two years years of not getting pregnant, and then finding out she had a fibroid in 50 percent of my uterus. After having the fibroid removed, Jessica had an ectopic pregnancy in 2018.
    In today’s episode Jessica takes us back on how she navigated her emotions of grief while still being a mother, and how she is overcoming secondary infertility.
    Become a Sisters in Loss Birth Bereavement, and Postpartum Doula Here
    Living Water Doula Services
    Book Recommendations and Links Below
    You can shop my Amazon Store for the Book Recommendations
    You can follow Sisters in Loss on Social
    Join our Healing Collective Online Support Group
    Join the Sisters in Loss Online Community
    Sisters in Loss TV Youtube Channel
    Sisters in Loss Instagram
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    You can follow Erica on Social
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    • 55 min
    348 - What does Life After Baby Loss look like? Life after Lakhanya with Yonela Rasi - REWIND

    348 - What does Life After Baby Loss look like? Life after Lakhanya with Yonela Rasi - REWIND

    What does Life After Baby Loss look like? Feel like? Appear to be for everyone like today’s guest. Yonela Resi is the mother of two angels. One baby she loss at 16 weeks and the other a stillbirth at 38 weeks. In this episode she takes us on that journey of becoming a mother at 24 in South Africa, the black community there and how baby loss is not talked about, and how she started the Lakhanya Foundation in honor of her angels. Today’s episode is for you to listen to if you have wonder what does life after baby loss look like for me? Today’s guest shares exactly what it means to her.
    Become a Sisters in Loss Birth Bereavement, and Postpartum Doula Here
    Living Water Doula Services
    Book Recommendations and Links Below
    You can shop my Amazon Store for the Book Recommendations
    You can follow Sisters in Loss on Social
    Join our Healing Collective Online Support Group
    Join the Sisters in Loss Online Community
    Sisters in Loss TV Youtube Channel
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    • 35 min

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