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Still A Part of Us is a place where moms and dads can share the birth story of their child who was stillborn or who died in infancy.
#stillmychild #pregnancyloss #stillbirth #infantloss #SIDS

Still A Part of Us: A podcast about pregnancy loss, stillbirth, and infant loss Winter Redd and Lee Redd

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 44 Ratings

Still A Part of Us is a place where moms and dads can share the birth story of their child who was stillborn or who died in infancy.
#stillmychild #pregnancyloss #stillbirth #infantloss #SIDS

    Connecting with Your Baby After Your Baby Died | A Guided Meditation

    Connecting with Your Baby After Your Baby Died | A Guided Meditation

    In honor of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, we partnered with Stacey Cardon of Soul Garden Coaching to develop this meditation, to have a space to connect with your baby after your baby passed away. We all hope for so many things for your child, and this is a way to feel close to him or her.
    Find Stacey at Soul Garden Coaching here: https://www.soulgardencoaching.com/
    DONATE $5 (aka "buy us a coffee/hot cocoa") to support the continued production of these stories. We appreciate all the help toward production and hosting costs.
    Or if you want to purchase an "Always a Part of Us" Legacy Gift for $20, you'll be providing to one of these families that shares their story, full transcriptions, mp3s, and mp4s of the recordings of their baby's birth story and advice episodes for their family history records. You will also get a shout-out on an upcoming episode. Thank you! Donate: https://ko-fi.com/stillapartofus
    SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more birth stories from families who have experienced a stillbirth or infant loss. We're grateful that you're part of our community! https://www.youtube.com/stillapartofus
    SUBSCRIBE to our podcast Still A Part of Us, wherever you find podcasts.
    Links (some of these links are affiliate links, which means we may get a small commission off your purchase, at no extra cost to you):
    Website: http://stillapartofus.com/ Grief Support Groups: https://nationalshare.org/ Music: ©Music provided by Nature Healing Society© Watch the original movie here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5gUH... 

    • 10 min
    Dad Jeff's Story of Amber's Birth and Death at 36 Weeks Due To Bilateral Renal Agenesis

    Dad Jeff's Story of Amber's Birth and Death at 36 Weeks Due To Bilateral Renal Agenesis

    Dad Jeff tells of his beautiful daughter Amber who was born without kidneys and the struggle he and his wife have had with not only the loss of their daughter, but the second loss of a child due to bilateral renal agenesis. And we would like to wish a Happy Birthday to Amber Rae!
    Listen to Jeff's wife Bre's account of the Amber's birth here: https://youtu.be/vJInExVSl6Y
    DONATE $5 (aka "buy us a coffee/hot cocoa") to support the continued production of these stories. We appreciate all the help toward production and hosting costs.
    Or if you want to purchase an "Always a Part of Us" Legacy Gift for $20, you'll be providing to one of these families that shares their story, full transcriptions, mp3s, and mp4s of the recordings of their baby's birth story and advice episodes for their family history records. You will also get a shout-out on an upcoming episode. Thank you! Donate: https://ko-fi.com/stillapartofus
    Time Stamps:
    00:00 Amber Rae 00:15 Introduction 00:58 Introduction of Jeff 02:00 Life after first loss 07:49 Pregnancy 09:21 What Renal Agenesis is 11:19 Finding out 21:35 Preparing during the pandemic to meet Amber 31:21 Birth of Amber 33:57 How they chose the name Amber Rae SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more birth stories from families who have experienced a stillbirth or infant loss. We're grateful that you're part of our community! https://www.youtube.com/stillapartofus
    SUBSCRIBE to our podcast Still A Part of Us, wherever you find podcasts.
    Links (some of these links are affiliate links, which means we may get a small commission off your purchase, at no extra cost to you):
    Website: http://stillapartofus.com/ Grief Support Groups: https://nationalshare.org/ Music: "She Dreams in Blue" by Josh Woodward. Free download: http://joshwoodward.com/​​.

    • 44 min
    Mom Bre Tells Birth Story and Death of Amber, Born Without Kidneys at 36 Weeks

    Mom Bre Tells Birth Story and Death of Amber, Born Without Kidneys at 36 Weeks

    Mom Bre tells of her daughter Amber Rae and how she was born without kidneys (bilateral renal agenesis) like her older brother Jeff Jr. Amber died after living for only 1 hour. Bre tells of her and her husband's grief of losing their 2nd child Jeff Jr first, then getting pregnant and were devastated when they were told Amber didn't have kidneys either.
    Happy Birthday today, Amber!
    Listen to Bre's husband Jeff's account of Amber's birth and death here: https://youtu.be/WkTp7uX5sFU
    DONATE $5 (aka "buy us a coffee/hot cocoa") to support the continued production of these stories. We appreciate all the help toward production and hosting costs.
    Or if you want to purchase an "Always a Part of Us" Legacy Gift for $20, you'll be providing to one of these families that shares their story, full transcriptions, mp3s, and mp4s of the recordings of their baby's birth story and advice episodes for their family history records. You will also get a shout-out on an upcoming episode. Thank you! Donate: https://ko-fi.com/stillapartofus
    Time Stamps:
    00:00 Amber Rae 01:14 Some family history 05:28 Pregnancy 08:28 1st Ultrasound 16:01 2nd Ultrasound 25:43 Preparations for birth and funeral 38:30 Going to the hospital 43:40 Birth 44:54 Time with Amber after birth 58:30 Going home 1:01:45 Funeral 1:08:49 Now what? SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more birth stories from families who have experienced a stillbirth or infant loss. We're grateful that you're part of our community! https://www.youtube.com/stillapartofus
    SUBSCRIBE to our podcast Still A Part of Us, wherever you find podcasts.
    Links (some of these links are affiliate links, which means we may get a small commission off your purchase, at no extra cost to you):
    Website: http://stillapartofus.com/ Grief Support Groups: https://nationalshare.org/ Music: "Flickering Flame" by Josh Woodward. Free download: http://joshwoodward.com/​​.  

    • 1 hr 17 min
    After Daughter Hazel's Stillbirth, Dad Tad Advises to Take Care of Oneself Physically

    After Daughter Hazel's Stillbirth, Dad Tad Advises to Take Care of Oneself Physically

    Dad Tad shares in the interview what helped him to grieve the loss of his daughter Hazel, who was born still at 36 weeks. He found that taking care of himself physically helped him emotionally. Tad also thinks about how they'll celebrate her upcoming 1st birthday, and Lee advises Tad to be gentle on themselves that day. Tad and his wife Taylor also have a dedicated spot with all of Hazel's things that helps them feel close to her.
    Watch Tad's account of Hazel's birth: https://youtu.be/jSbs1zUKY5g Watch Tad's wife Taylor's account of Hazel's birth: https://youtu.be/6CZCGoBk52c Watch Taylor's advice episode: https://youtu.be/bWw6qu6Dg7A DONATE $5 (aka "buy us a coffee/hot cocoa") to support the continued production of these stories. We appreciate all the help toward production and hosting costs. Donate: https://ko-fi.com/stillapartofus
    Or if you want to purchase an "Always a Part of Us" Legacy Gift for $20, you'll be providing to one of these families that shares their story, full transcriptions, mp3s, and mp4s of the recordings of their baby's birth story and advice episodes for their family history records. You will also get a shout-out on an upcoming episode. Thank you! Donate: https://ko-fi.com/stillapartofus
    Time Stamps:
    00:00 Welcome 00:52 Upcoming first birthday 02:54 What's helped Tip #1 07:10 Physical reminders 11:46 What's helped Tip #2 12:27 What's helped Tip #3 SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more birth stories from families who have experienced a stillbirth or infant loss. We're grateful that you're part of our community! https://www.youtube.com/stillapartofus
    SUBSCRIBE to our podcast Still A Part of Us, wherever you find podcasts.
    Links (some of these links are affiliate links, which means we may get a small commission off your purchase, at no extra cost to you):
    Website: http://stillapartofus.com/ Grief Support Groups: https://nationalshare.org/

    • 15 min
    Dad Tad's Story of Daughter Hazel's Birth, Stillborn at 36 Weeks

    Dad Tad's Story of Daughter Hazel's Birth, Stillborn at 36 Weeks

    Dad Tad recounts the stillbirth story of his daughter Hazel in the middle of the COVID pandemic, telling us of his wife Taylor's early miscarriage, then pregnancy with Hazel and when they found out Hazel's heart wasn't beating anymore. He describes their time in the hospital and when she was born and how perfect she looked.
    They later made arrangements for her burial and had a beautiful funeral for her with family and friends as best they could during the pandemic.
    Listen to his wife Taylor's account of Hazel's birth here: https://youtu.be/6CZCGoBk52c Listen to Taylor's advice episode here: https://youtu.be/bWw6qu6Dg7A DONATE $5 (aka "buy us a coffee/hot cocoa") to support the continued production of these stories. We appreciate all the help toward production and hosting costs. Donate: https://ko-fi.com/stillapartofus
    Or if you want to purchase an "Always a Part of Us" Legacy Gift for $20, you'll be providing to one of these families that shares their story, full transcriptions, mp3s, and mp4s of the recordings of their baby's birth story and advice episodes for their family history records. You will also get a shout-out on an upcoming episode. Thank you! Donate: https://ko-fi.com/stillapartofus
    Time Stamps:
    00:00 Hazel 01:39 Finding out 05:37 Telling family what happened 08:56 Birth 15:13 Spending time with Hazel 18:50 Going home 20:29 Funeral arrangements 33:59 Autopsy SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more birth stories from families who have experienced a stillbirth or infant loss. We're grateful that you're part of our community! https://www.youtube.com/stillapartofus
    SUBSCRIBE to our podcast Still A Part of Us, wherever you find podcasts.
    Links (some of these links are affiliate links, which means we may get a small commission off your purchase, at no extra cost to you):
    Website: http://stillapartofus.com/ Grief Support Groups: https://nationalshare.org/ Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep: https://www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org/ Music: "She Dreams in Blue" by Josh Woodward. Free download: http://joshwoodward.com/​​. 

    • 35 min
    Mom Taylor's Life After Stillbirth During The COVID-19 Pandemic

    Mom Taylor's Life After Stillbirth During The COVID-19 Pandemic

    Mom Taylor tells of the struggle she and her husband Tad had after their daughter Hazel was stillborn at 36 weeks, during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how they were unable to be physically close to others when they may have needed it. But because of that, they were able to draw closer together as a couple, though they grieved and mourned on different timelines and in different ways.
    Taylor also talks about how much her faith in God and the prayers of others has helped her through this sad time for her and her husband.
    Links (some of these links are affiliate links, which means we may get a small commission off your purchase, at no extra cost to you):
    Website: http://stillapartofus.com/ Grief Support Groups: https://nationalshare.org/ Musician Josh Garrels: https://amzn.to/3EGB9sP Turner Falls in Oklahoma: https://www.turnerfallspark.com/ DONATE $5 (aka "buy us a coffee/hot cocoa") to support the continued production of these stories. We appreciate all the help toward production and hosting costs. Donate: https://ko-fi.com/stillapartofus
    Or if you want to purchase an "Always a Part of Us" Legacy Gift for $20, you'll be providing to one of these families that shares their story, full transcriptions, mp3s, and mp4s of the recordings of their baby's birth story and advice episodes for their family history records. You will also get a shout-out on an upcoming episode. Thank you! Donate: https://ko-fi.com/stillapartofus
    Time Stamps:
    00:00 Welcome 03:49 After Hazel's funeral 13:00 The holidays without her 14:41 Her gravestone 18:10 Grieving differently 24:08 A kind thing a friend did 28:39 I struggled with this 37:26 The major thing that helped through stillbirth SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more birth stories from families who have experienced a stillbirth or infant loss. We're grateful that you're part of our community! https://www.youtube.com/stillapartofus
    SUBSCRIBE to our podcast Still A Part of Us, wherever you find podcasts. 

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

Jess Hennessey ,

Thank you!

Thank you.... this podcast has given me so much strength and hope during my time of grief and healing. Our daughter passed away after being born emergency c-section at 30 weeks and 3 days... she lived 26 precious hours. Hearing others stories helps me feel I am not alone 💜

Eeyorelover99 ,

Thank You

Thank you so much for doing this podcast. It has helped me deal with the stillbirth of my precious son Remy at 33 weeks. I would love to share my story.

Madds is awesome 123 ,

A Must

Anytime I come across someone that has lost a child via stillbirth or infant loss, I tell them about this podcast. It is such a noble cause, and the hosts do a fantastic job. It is a very moving experience.

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