6 episodes

A five-part podcast hosted by Susie Ferguson, covering an issue most of us find hard to think about, let alone discuss - the loss of a baby.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8, 41 Ratings

A five-part podcast hosted by Susie Ferguson, covering an issue most of us find hard to think about, let alone discuss - the loss of a baby.

    E5: Ralph

    E5: Ralph

    Almost exactly a year after the birth and death of their first daughter, Wren, Kate Gudsell and Sam Arcus welcome Ralph into their family.

    • 39 min
    E4: Frida

    E4: Frida

    Kate and Sam are pregnant again. Another girl. But this pregnancy comes with all the baggage from the first.
    In this episode, Kate and Sam prepare for the arrival of Frida

    • 38 min
    E3: How do you go on?

    E3: How do you go on?

    How do you go on after you've lost a child? Kate and Sam and three other mum's who also lost babies describe different grieving processes, the deep lows and the things that lightened the burden.

    • 37 min
    E2: A Father's Grief

    E2: A Father's Grief

    Kate and Sam lost their beautiful baby girl, Wren just six days after she was born. Their grief is shared, but their experiences quite different.
    This episode covers the loss of a baby through a father's eyes.

    • 35 min
    E1: The Thunderstorm

    E1: The Thunderstorm

    Kate Gudsell and Sam Arcus had a trouble-free pregnancy, but a thunderstorm was quite literally brewing as Kate went into labour.
    This is very personal story of grief and loss, but most importantly, love.

    • 31 min
    Trailer: The Unthinkable

    Trailer: The Unthinkable

    The Unthinkable is a new podcast series by Susie Ferguson, which opens the door on an issue that affects hundreds of families every year, and yet we struggle to speak about it.

    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

r0l1e ,

Thank you

Thank you for sharing your inner most thoughts, feelings and experiences. So brave of you to do so. I laughed at the surprisingly light moments and cried my way through imagining your pain, terror and sorrow. This is so important and more stories need to be shared so we can all have a better understanding.

Hevenroca ,

The unthinkable

Thank you for telling stories of these brave people.
We have 3 healthy children who are now adults- but it doesn’t take away from the loss of 6 other babies.
It was so hard to go on & I don’t know how we did carry on, but we did.
I especially appreciated the discussion around how the losses affect parenting.
Hevenroca

WellyEmCee ,

Wow

Just the most incredible podcast; unforgettable.

A million thanks to those who shared their stories, and to Susie for such sensitive story telling.

Kia kaka.

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