196. Grief, Faith, Hope & Pregnancy After 1st Trimester Losses with Lauren Hendricks
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In this episode I have the joy of hearing from Lauren Hendricks, a precious mama who shares her motherhood journey with me and her experience with two first trimester losses.
Lauren shares what she wished others understood about a first trimester loss and we both get really honest about the most challenging aspect of this journey, the envy, jealousy and anger that can often follow loss; especially when it involves others getting pregnant and having babies. We talk honestly about what that looked like in each of our lives and if that is something that feels hard for you right now, I think this part of the conversation will encourage you.
Lauren also shares what she learned about navigating the medical aspect of loss after experiencing consecutive losses, and about the importance of having a medical provider you can trust. About this she says: “I just wish other women knew that it's okay to find a doctor that's good for you. The one who takes care of you and your unborn child is no small thing.”
We also spend sometime talking about what it was like for her to try to conceive again after two losses and what her 3rd pregnancy was like.
Throughout our time together Lauren weaves her experience with faith into the conversation and about this she says this: “I just couldn't grasp what the Lord was doing.”
This conversation is tender and honest and I am sure that Lauren’s wisdom and encouragement will bring you hope today.
HELPFUL PREGNANCY AFTER LOSS / GROWING YOUR FAMILY AFTER LOSS RESOURCES:
Free Pregnancy After Loss Community – it’s a private group and conversation within our main community where you can feel the freedom to have honest conversations about the unique journey that is pregnancy after loss. themorning.com/pal
Free Download: 40 Verses for 40 Weeks - this download includes 1 verse to meditate on, pray, or memorize for every week of your pregnancy. themorning.com/pal
All of our best and most helpful blog articles and podcast episodes about growing your family after loss into one place. themorning.com/pal
THIS EPISODE IS IN MEMORY OF PHOEBE JOY LU.
This episode is sponsored in honor of Phoebe Joy Lu.
A message from Amber Lu, Phoebe’s mom: “Honoring our sweet heart warrior Phoebe Joy Lu. A radiant, joyful, and brave girl. We love and miss you as we honor your first anniversary home in heaven. Love, Mom and Dad”
A special thank you to Amber Lu and family for sponsoring this episode.
We remember Phoebe with you.
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FREE GRIEF RESOURCE BUNDLEOur best and most helpful resources for navigating grief and life after loss all in one place. Plus a list of our favorite books for children about grief and loss. Download Here.
FREE GUIDE: IF YOU LOVE A GRIEVING MOMAnd if you love a grieving mom, we have something for you too, a free guide with simple tips for how to love a grieving friend: themorning.com/friendsandfamily.
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