43 episodes

Shattered Conception is an important resource for women who are navigating their way through unfathomable grief after losing a much wanted pregnancy or baby.

This podcast offers strategies for relief from the profound emotional pain of grief and trauma of infertility, birth trauma, postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, miscarriage(es), terminations, late pregnancy loss, stillbirth and infant death. Additionally it is a podcast for wellness and finding ways to incorporate different healing modalities to create ways of supporting the mind, body and spirit into a softer way of living.

This podcast is hosted by Dr. Ivy Love Margulies, a licensed clinical psychologist, death midwife (aka bereavement doula), Reiki healer, mindfulness teacher, ritual facilitator and licensed funeral director. If you are looking for emotional support, information on trauma and normalization of your grieving experience, this show is a needed tool for your emotional tool box!

Shattered Conception Dr. Ivy Love Margulies

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Shattered Conception is an important resource for women who are navigating their way through unfathomable grief after losing a much wanted pregnancy or baby.

This podcast offers strategies for relief from the profound emotional pain of grief and trauma of infertility, birth trauma, postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, miscarriage(es), terminations, late pregnancy loss, stillbirth and infant death. Additionally it is a podcast for wellness and finding ways to incorporate different healing modalities to create ways of supporting the mind, body and spirit into a softer way of living.

This podcast is hosted by Dr. Ivy Love Margulies, a licensed clinical psychologist, death midwife (aka bereavement doula), Reiki healer, mindfulness teacher, ritual facilitator and licensed funeral director. If you are looking for emotional support, information on trauma and normalization of your grieving experience, this show is a needed tool for your emotional tool box!

    Episode 43 Jessica Headey Gandolfi

    Episode 43 Jessica Headey Gandolfi

    I am thrilled to share Jessica Headey Gandolfi's energetic healing work called Harmonyum. Harmonyum heals anxiety, trauma and depression while creating calm, clarity, focus and joy. Harmonyum targets the entire neurological system, balancing both sides of the nervous system. By taking us into a deep and intense state of relaxation, activating the "rest and digest" zone, our bodies innate self-healing mechanism is stimulated, and dramatic, powerful healing can begin at a root level. Thereby, initiating the process of regeneration activating emotional, mental, and physical healing within the body.
    Jessica Headey Gandolfi is an emotional health and wellness expert with over 30 years global experience.
    After dedicating years of her life to her own healing journey, Jessica has now built a successful business focusing on helping people regain their own emotional health and wellbeing.
    Jessica founded Harmonyum LA in 2018, a private healing practice working exclusively with the Harmonyum Healing System. A divine and spiritual healing technique, Harmonyum focuses on activating the self healing capacity of the body, Jessica offers in person and distance sessions.
    Jessica is the host of ‘Stop Searching Start Healing - The Podcast’ available on Apple, Spotify and YouTube.
    Jessica believes in giving back. As a published author, her first children’s picture book, ‘Monkey - Wishes Do Come True’, donates 100% of the proceeds to supporting the Casa Hogar Sion orphanage in Tijuana, Mexico.
    Topics discussed:
    Spiritual hygiene Law of resonance Emotional diet Nervous system regulation Importance of breath Self healing What is Harmonyum Acts of service Phone: 310-849-7231
    Email: hello@harmonyumla.com
    Website: harmonyumla.com
    IG: @harmonyumla

    • 38 min
    Episode 42 Rhowena Adolfo Patel CEO and Founder of Healing Mama Co.

    Episode 42 Rhowena Adolfo Patel CEO and Founder of Healing Mama Co.

    I'm excited to share this episode with Rhowena Adolfo Patel. She  is the CEO and Founder of Healing Mama Co. which was born out of her experience as a first-time mom. She has backpacked through 58 countries, and 7 of those were with her 8-month old baby! Entrepreneurship is literally in her blood. Born to immigrant parents that started business after business, not always successfully, but definitely planting the seeds since her childhood. She was an award-winning Financial Planner, she's spoken in Canada and internationally about the art of money and planning, she's literally worn different crowns, as a pageant winner, to running a bed and breakfast, and now she and Healing Mama Co. are on a movement to raise the standard of care for birthing people and partners during childbirth and postpartum.
    She is dedicated to helping and supporting women and their partners through pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period.
    I am now also affiliated with her Healing Mama Co. as a resource for new mothers and their partners, either with help with educating women and men on postpartum or through pregnancy loss.
    Website: www.healingmamaco.com
    Phone: 416-475-2584
     

    • 54 min
    Maternal Mental Health NOW Task Force Executive Director, Kelly O'Connor Kay

    Maternal Mental Health NOW Task Force Executive Director, Kelly O'Connor Kay

    Kelly O'Connor Kay, Executive Director, oversees the programmatic, fundraising and marketing operations of Maternal Mental Health NOW. Her goal is to ensure that all of Los Angeles County’s new families have the resources they need to address maternal mental health disorders so that women and their families can grow and thrive. In Los Angeles County, 25% of birthing people reported a depressed mood during pregnancy and/or the postpartum period. Moreover, rates are highest amongst Black women and Medical patients. And, across the state of California a staggering 72% of people with perinatal depression or anxiety have never received counseling or treatment.
    Kelly previously served as Maternal Mental Health NOW’s Development Director for 7 years. Before joining Maternal Mental Health NOW’s team (which coincidentally corresponded with her own transition to motherhood), Kelly worked for a number of nonprofit organizations in the human services and environmental fields in the US and the UK as a freelance fundraising consultant and staff member. Kelly is a graduate of Northwestern University, having received a BS in Communication Studies & Sociology. She also holds a MS in Elementary Education form Brooklyn College, part of the City University of New York.
    Kelly discusses the important work of the Maternal Mental Health Now Task Force (previously known as the Los Angeles County Perinatal Mental Health Task Force started in 2007). The Maternal Mental Health NOW Task Force plays a key role in helping to reduce the stigma and shame around maternal mental health disorders, such as depression, anxiety and sometimes psychosis, during pregnancy and after pregnancy. Additionally, the MMHN Task Force advocates and supports many different organizations and hospitals for women in Los Angeles County.
    www.maternalmentalhealthnow.org
     

    • 33 min
    Sound Medicine with Elizabeth W. Krasnoff, Ph.D.(c), MIM

    Sound Medicine with Elizabeth W. Krasnoff, Ph.D.(c), MIM

    On Episode 40 I am welcoming back Elizabeth Krasnoff (she is on my Episode 2 of Shattered Conception) I thought it would be helpful to many listeners to hear Elizabeth and I discuss how incorporating sound, sound frequencies and music can soothe our bodies, our minds, our spirits/souls, and our emotions during these unprecedented times of COVID interrupting our daily lives and daily routines. This is such an important topic for myriad reasons - however especially for those with a trauma history, or people who have overactive nervous systems, and for those of us who are highly sensitive individuals - humans in general do not like uncertainty - the human mind needs order and a sense of safety in our daily life. Elizabeth connects how FEAR releases hormones and neurotransmitters that significantly impact brain waves!
    Elizabeth’s main passions of music, healing and consciousness complemented and co-mingled in 2016 with the start of her private practice Sound Medicine. She has trained and immersed herself in the Biosound Healing™ methodology, a configuration of a vibrating sound bed, meditation, music, video and Heartmath®, and combines this with the other skill sets in her practice to help clients deal with stress using sound and biofeedback.  
    In 2018, Elizabeth was published in the World Futures Journal and twice in the Society for Consciousness Studies newsletter. She presents on sound and consciousness at venues such as the Yale Divinity School with Deepak Chopra, The Graduate Institute, CIIS, CIHS, the Academy of Intuition, the Globe Sound Healing Conference and lastly JFK University, where she now teaches the annual Sound Healing class in the Expressive Arts Program.
    Website: www.sound-medicine.com

    • 57 min
    The Placenta and What It Tells Us with Harvey Kliman, M.D., Ph.D.

    The Placenta and What It Tells Us with Harvey Kliman, M.D., Ph.D.

    My guest on Episode 39 of Shattered Conception is Dr. Harvey Kliman who has, in addition to an M.D., holds a Ph.D. in cellular biochemistry from the University of Chicago. He is currently a Research Scientist in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Yale University School of Medicine and the Director of the Reproductive and Placental Research Unit with a special interest in infertility, pregnancy complications, pregnancy loss(es) and stillbirth. He has over thirty years of anatomic pathology training with particular emphasis in electron microscopy, immunohistochemistry, endometrial and placental pathology. He has over ten patents, including the patent for the Endometrial Function Test® (EFT®)—“The soil test for the endometrium®” and “Method and system for determining placental volume.” His contributions in the field of placental research include the development of the “Kliman” method of trophoblast purification, research into the mechanisms of trophoblast differentiation and invasion, the role and genesis of syncytial knots, and more recently, the clinical utility of abnormalities in placental growth patterns, especially trophoblast invaginations and inclusions, to diagnose genetic abnormalities in pregnancy, including autism.
    We spoke at length before recording this podcast and thought we could begin this episode talking about the inability to become pregnant. What would you want a woman to know about her inability to get pregnant or sustain a pregnancy…where should she start to gather the needed information to see what is going on with her uterus? (This is where we discuss the different types of uterine lining tests, including the Endometrial Function Test®, "EFT®")
    There are approximately 2 million pregnancy losses a year in the USA. We are talking about the women who are pregnant but lose the pregnancy AND there are women who lose their pregnancy between 20-40 weeks gestation. (This is where we talk about the Estimated Placental Volume Test®, "EPV"® )
    Dr. Harvey J. Kliman can be reached at 203-785-3854 or http://klimanlabs.yale.edu
     
     

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Men's Paternal Mental Health with Dr. Dan B. Singley

    Men's Paternal Mental Health with Dr. Dan B. Singley

    My guest on Episode 38 is Dr. Daniel B. Singley.  Dr. Singley is a San Diego-based board certified psychologist and Director of The Center for Men’s Excellence. His research and practice focus on men’s mental health with a particular emphasis on reproductive psychology and the transition to fatherhood.
    Dr. Singley and I discuss a range of topics such as: men and postpartum; men and their relationship to their spouse or partner after the birth of a baby; sex after baby, and more...
    Dr. Singley’s won the American Psychological Association’s 2017 Practitioner of the Year Award from the Division on Men & Masculinities. He is Past President of the APA’s Section on Positive Psychology and currently serves on the Board of the APA’s Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinities as well as Postpartum Support International. He conducts trainings and presentations around the country to assist individuals and organizations to enhance their level of father inclusiveness. Dr. Singley founded the grant-funded Basic Training for New Dads, Inc (nonprofit) and Padre Cadre a social networking application just for dads in order to give new fathers the tools they need to be highly engaged with their infants as well as their partners.
    Follow Dr. Singley @MenExel and www.facebook.com/MenExel/

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

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13 Ratings

13 Ratings

caseworks ,

Coping with grief and loss

This is such an difficult topic but so important to have a forum to discuss these issues. Thank you Dr Ivy for providing a platform to share this with others.

remywyremy ,

great podcast

thank you for this valuable information.

fleecyone ,

Amazing podcast!!

This podcast is extremely helpful to put your mind at ease and give tools to help during the fertility process and during a difficult time of baby loss. Thank you Dr. Ivy for doing this amazing podcast!

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