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A space for women to share their stories about loss, grief, and life after. Hosted by Arden Cartrette, founder of The Miscarriage Doula, a service for anyone who is going through loss, struggling with pregnancy after loss, or is looking for more information on how to get through miscarriage in general. On this podcast we'll hear from experts and advocates in the online community along with people who are going through loss in real time. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/arden-cartrette/support

Miscarriage Stories with Arden Cartrette Arden Cartrette

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    • 4.9 • 83 Ratings

A space for women to share their stories about loss, grief, and life after. Hosted by Arden Cartrette, founder of The Miscarriage Doula, a service for anyone who is going through loss, struggling with pregnancy after loss, or is looking for more information on how to get through miscarriage in general. On this podcast we'll hear from experts and advocates in the online community along with people who are going through loss in real time. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/arden-cartrette/support

    108. Anovulatory Cycles, Infertility, Recurrent Miscarriages, and IVF w/ Lauren B.

    108. Anovulatory Cycles, Infertility, Recurrent Miscarriages, and IVF w/ Lauren B.

    “My eggs are rotten so we just need better ingredients for the bun”



    Lauren comes on to share about her journey with infertility, recurrent pregnancy loss and navigating IVF, fertility testing and treatment.



    "Fertility really is like a crap shoot Losing pregnancies, embryos, cycles, feels like cumulative loss"



    You can read more about Lauren's journey on her blog PINEAPPLES AND ROTTEN EGGS



    Since recording this in early 2024, Lauren has transferred the second donated embryo that unforunately ended in another miscarriage and she had a D&C in June 2024. This was her 6th transfer overall and at this time, she's unsure of her next steps. Let's all send Lauren some love!



    Miscarriage Stories is hosted by Arden Cartrette who is a Birth & Bereavement Doula that founded "The Miscarriage Doula" -- an online support service and resource for people who are experiencing or have experienced loss. Support is offered through 1:1 support, group support, blog posts, and Instagram content. Learn more at ⁠themiscarriagedoula.co


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    • 1 hr 11 min
    107. Sam Returns to Discuss Further Loss, Testing, Immunotherapy, IVF, and Pregnancy After Loss [UPDATE EPISODE from #39]

    107. Sam Returns to Discuss Further Loss, Testing, Immunotherapy, IVF, and Pregnancy After Loss [UPDATE EPISODE from #39]

    On this episode of Miscarriage Stories we hear from Sam who joined us for episode 39 to share her experience with miscarriage. Now she's back to share more about recurrent pregnancy loss, lots and lots of testing, traveling to Mexico for Immunotherapy (and getting stuck at the border), plus IVF, and pregnancy after loss.



    Miscarriage Stories is hosted by Arden Cartrette who is a Birth & Bereavement Doula that founded "The Miscarriage Doula" -- an online support service and resource for people who are experiencing or have experienced loss. Support is offered through 1:1 support, group support, blog posts, and Instagram content. Learn more at themiscarriagedoula.co


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    • 1 hr 4 min
    106. Miscarried Hope: Journeying with Jesus through Pregnancy and Infant Loss w/ Rachel Lohman

    106. Miscarried Hope: Journeying with Jesus through Pregnancy and Infant Loss w/ Rachel Lohman

    Rachel from the Hope Again Collective joins Arden to talk about her experience with pregnancy loss and what life after loss looks like for a pastor. She also wrote a book titled Miscarried Hope: Journeying with Jesus through Pregnancy and Infant Loss which is available now!



    https://hopeagaincollective.com



    Miscarriage Stories is hosted by Arden Cartrette who is a Birth & Bereavement Doula that founded "The Miscarriage Doula" -- an online support service and resource for people who are experiencing or have experienced loss. Support is offered through 1:1 support, group support, blog posts, and Instagram content. Learn more at themiscarriagedoula.co


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    • 39 min
    105. Blended Families and Secondary Loss w/ Arizona

    105. Blended Families and Secondary Loss w/ Arizona

    Arizona joins Arden to discuss her experience with a miscarriage during her third pregnancy. "Angel" was born in the first trimester and with having two living sons and two step-daughters, going through a miscarriage was difficult to say the least. Hear her story on Miscarriage Stories Podcast.



    Miscarriage Stories is hosted by Arden Cartrette who is a Birth & Bereavement Doula that founded "The Miscarriage Doula" -- an online support service and resource for people who are experiencing or have experienced loss. Support is offered through 1:1 support, group support, blog posts, and Instagram content. Learn more at themiscarriagedoula.co


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    • 48 min
    104. Pregnancy Loss Before Transition as a Transgender Male w/ Alex

    104. Pregnancy Loss Before Transition as a Transgender Male w/ Alex

    *SENSITIVE NOTE* This episode contains really difficult details and conversations surrounding sexual abuse and the transgender community. If you have the space to listen to Alex's story, please do. You can also save it for another day or time, whenever you're ready.



    Alex (he/him) joins Arden today to share the story of experiencing a miscarriage 10 years ago, prior to transitioning as a transgender male. Not only was Alex struggling with his identity but he was also sexually abused which led to a pregnancy that was both feared and in a way, wanted. Alex really opens up in this episode and shares how language has affected him as he's transgender and what grief has looked like for the last 10 years.

    The Miscarriage Doula is an online service and resource for those walking through pregnancy loss and life after. Check out our website for 1:1 support and support groups ---- ⁠THEMISCARRIAGEDOULA.CO


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    • 41 min
    103. "Still" -- A Short Film About Pregnancy Loss w/ Rakefet Abergel

    103. "Still" -- A Short Film About Pregnancy Loss w/ Rakefet Abergel

    Female filmmaker, Rakefet Abergel, who was personally traumatized by pregnancy loss, released a trailer and accompanying music video of an original song from her short film “Still” in honor of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Month.



    “Still” is a moving psychological thriller short film, now entering the film festival circuit, meant to honor all mothers and families who experience infant loss at any stage. Abergel received production support from Joel Zwick (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) and Jory Weitz (Napoleon Dynamite).



    Pregnancy loss is not uncommon. As many as 26% of all pregnancies and up to 10% of clinically recognized pregnancies end in ⁠miscarriage ⁠and per the CDC about ⁠24,000 babies are stillborn⁠ annually (defined as after 20 weeks gestation). However, it continues to be a taboo topic that lives in the shadows, preventing many women from getting the support they need. Abergel, writer and director of “Still”, also stars in the short film, was inspired to honor the son she lost during her pregnancy. Her trauma led to a desire to shine a light on the darker parts of the inevitable feelings, and to validate some of the emotions experienced by women who have experienced such traumas.

     

    ⁠The Life We Never Had - Music Video⁠

    "Still" - Trailer

    @kef827 on Instagram & @cyclamenfilms







    The Miscarriage Doula is an online service and resource for those walking through pregnancy loss and life after. Check out our website for 1:1 support and support groups ---- ⁠THEMISCARRIAGEDOULA.CO


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    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
83 Ratings

83 Ratings

Alyssa-Fibroids & Fertility ,

Bringing heart to heartache

I’m so happy I found this podcast. I’ve been slowly working my way through episodes. I wish Arden had this going when I had my losses. Miscarriage and pregnancy loss is so taboo, so hidden in our society that I felt alone and embarrassed about what happened to me. It’s still sometimes hard to find the words to use to talk about it. I love Arden’s compassion and the brave souls who share their stories. Thank you.

Kyahhhc ,

Truly amazing

Arden is such an incredible host, and does such beautiful work. This podcast has been so healing to my soul. Very grateful to have found it, and am so thankful for every single person who shares their story.

Hopeful M2B ,

Excellent

Arden and her podcast have been a lifeline for me through this horrid experience. It’s so nice to listen to familiar stories and know that someone else has walked in these shoes. Cannot recommend it enough.

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