338 episodes

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

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 89 Ratings

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.

    336 - Trying to Conceive: Making the Decision to Try Again with Erica Michelle

    336 - Trying to Conceive: Making the Decision to Try Again with Erica Michelle

    Are you ready to try to conceive? 
    Today's episode is a solo episode by Founder Erica Michelle on Trying Again and Making the Decision to try to conceive.
    Making the decision to try again is not an easy one.  This decision may trigger many different emotions and bring on anxiety, fear, guilt, inadequacy, hopelessness, and a sense of failure.  In this series I plan to equip you with the questions to ask yourself and your partner to prepare your mind, body, and inner self for another pregnancy.  
    Below are 3 questions you should ask yourself before you and your partner make the decision to begin to actively try to conceive after your loss.  
    Emotional Stability - Are you emotionally ready for another pregnancy? Working through your grief - Have you taken time to grieve about the death of your baby?
    Cautious Excitement - Are you mentally prepared for the challenges of a subsequent pregnancy?
    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
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    • 15 min
    335 - Easing into 2024 with Erica Michelle

    335 - Easing into 2024 with Erica Michelle

    2024 is here and we are kicking off the year with a solo episode.  Our founder, Erica Michelle, shares about easing into 2024, goals for Sisters in Loss in 2024, and surviving and thriving in 2024.
    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
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    • 27 min
    334 - Can marriage survive the loss of a child? The Martin’s Pregnancy Loss Journey with PCOS and Chasing Rainbows Podcast - REWIND

    334 - Can marriage survive the loss of a child? The Martin’s Pregnancy Loss Journey with PCOS and Chasing Rainbows Podcast - REWIND

    Pregnancy loss and infertility can be so hard on a marriage. It can either tear the couple apart or bring them closer together. In fact it is said that almost 80% of couples who experience a miscarriage or infertility end up in divorce. In this month of love we will be featuring 4 couples showing by prayer, faith in God, and a strong commitment to stay together their marriages endured the hard times of pregnancy loss and infertility. This is the last couple in our series The Martin’s. They are fellow podcasters and have created Chasing Rainbows podcast documenting their infertility journey. In this episode they take us back to the beginning of their journey to parenthood, battling infertility with a PCOS diagnosis, how they grieved their son Noah they loss at 20 weeks, and how Starbucks is helping fund their IVF journey.
    WE ARE THE MARTINS!! Being from two different states, Jason (MS) and I (KY) met in college and have been married for more than 14 plus years and sexually active for 16 years (I know!). Although we practiced safe sex, during college, we never became pregnant. I started noticing some changes with my body, saw my gynecologist and was diagnosed with PCOS. We figured we would take meds, enjoy each other, and worry about babies later. Little did we know, later would be 8-10 years down the road. With our first miraculous pregnancy, we experienced a second-trimester pregnancy loss with no known medical reason. It would take several years later for us to conceive with some medical assistance which all ended in miscarriages. Pregnancy losses are difficult but we are still standing!
    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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    • 1 hr
    333 - Can marriage survive the loss of a child? The Pruitt’s Unexplained Infertility Journey and Gracefully Waiting Ministry - REWIND

    333 - Can marriage survive the loss of a child? The Pruitt’s Unexplained Infertility Journey and Gracefully Waiting Ministry - REWIND

    Pregnancy loss and infertility can be so hard on a marriage. It can either tear the couple apart or bring them closer together. In fact it is said that almost 80% of couples who experience a miscarriage or infertility end up in divorce. In this month of love we will be featuring 4 couples showing by prayer, faith in God, and a strong commitment to stay together their marriages endured the hard times of pregnancy loss and infertility. In this episode we have the Pruitt’s who share their infertility journey and how they are gracefully waiting on their promise from God. Glenn and Natasha have been married for 4 years and live in Austin, Texas. They have never conceived so that lead to many doctor visits, trying different types of medicines, having procedures, many emotional rollercoaster, attempt to foster to adopt a teenager, which tested their marriage. Gracefully Waiting was birthed with anticipation of giving hope to other women battling infertility. The Hope Gift Boxes allows Natasha to share her story and start a conversation of giving hope in the midst of the storm. In this episode we learn how the Pruitt’s are gracefully waiting for their blessing while serving God and being faithful to the call on their lives as ministry leaders.
    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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    • 27 min
    332 - Can marriage survive the loss of a child? Donor Sperm and IVF Journey in Same Sex Marriage with Tynisha Walker-Whitfield - REWIMD

    332 - Can marriage survive the loss of a child? Donor Sperm and IVF Journey in Same Sex Marriage with Tynisha Walker-Whitfield - REWIMD

    What is PPROM? Preterm premature rupture of the membranes (PPROM) is a pregnancy complication. In this condition, the sac (amniotic membrane) surrounding your baby breaks (ruptures) before week 37 of pregnancy. Once the sac breaks, you have an increased risk for infection.
    Today’s guest experienced 4 losses, 9 IUIs, and 5 IVF transfers.  Her most recent loss was due to PPROM and incompetent cervix of her son Gabriel at 19 weeks gestation. Her first loss was due to a left ovarian ectopic pregnancy, her 2nd loss was at 6 weeks with no fetal heartbeat, 3rd loss was a chemica pregnancy, and 4th loss was Gabriel.  Tynisha has a story to tell about how much she and her partner spent in their journey to be come parents. Ty and her partner take us on the journey through ups and downs and discuss how they chose donor sperm, and why they continue on their pursuit to become parents.
    In this episode, Ty shares how she used to be embasrrased to share her journey because non of her friends and family could relate.  Ty and her wife share their love in this episode and how this podcast helped save their marriage.  Its an emotional one because their love and desire to become parents radiates on screen. 
    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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    • 1 hr 33 min
    331 - Can marriage survive the loss of a child? Xenia and Sheldon’s Twin Miscarriage Story & Twin Parenting Journey with Nolan and Nash - REWIND

    331 - Can marriage survive the loss of a child? Xenia and Sheldon’s Twin Miscarriage Story & Twin Parenting Journey with Nolan and Nash - REWIND

    Can marriage survive the loss of a child?  Losing a child is the hardest thing a couple can go through. In fact 80 percent of marriages end in divorce after the loss of a child.  For the month of December we are sharing the stories of 4 couples and how their marriages not only survived the loss of a child, but continued to thrive.    
    In today’s episode we have the Garrets.  Sheldon and Xenia met in undergrad at Louisiana State University and began dating a little over 10 years ago.  They were married in 2013 after completing grad school and moved to Houston a couple of months later.  Sheldon is a Senior Business Analyst for a managed healthcare company in Houston. Prior to having our twins, Xenia was a Talent Acquisition Manager for a Restaurant Group here.   They are the proud parents of Nolan and Nash (1 year old fraternal twin boys) and Cassius, our 3 year old English Bulldog.  Prior to Nolan and Nash, they unfortunately lost a set of twins while they were 17 weeks along.  It was the most devastating life event for their family and an adversity they initially struggled with overcoming.  They are blessed to have their rainbow twin boys, as well as their angels who will always reside in their hearts.  
    Listen to this episode here: sistersinloss.com/links
    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
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    Join our Healing Collective Online Support Group
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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
89 Ratings

89 Ratings

beth oehn ,

Insightful podcast

The episode with Henrietta 'Retta' Brown is truly inspiring. Her journey through multiple losses and finding healing during the pandemic is a testament to the human spirit. If you've ever pushed healing to the backburner, this episode is a must-listen. Retta's courage to share her story and help others is heartwarming. It's like a ray of hope during challenging times!

Wine&Cheese ,

Hope & Healing; sharing is Powerful

It’s amazing the power of Podcasts; these Podcasts are so eye -opening!! As some one waiting to have surgery to have both Fallopian tubes un-blocked so I could have a future @ motherhood; ohh my goodness, what a story Erica shares!!! Thank you to all the women out there sharing their Infertility stories. It’s helps so many of us that are just getting started with the multiple testing, IVF, emotional toll & all the other extra stuff! Sharing is caring💜💜❤️🖤

Jett'smom ,

Comforting

I found it so comforting to hear a similar story to my own from a faith standpoint. Knowing you are not alone on our journey, we can heal and be stronger through Christ. Women don't have to be divided, this has helped me regardless of my color 💜

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