Let’s talk about pregnancy loss and postpartum wellness
Tits and tats about pregnancy and miscarriage
Despite being a seminal moment in many women’s lives, trying to conceive and the early months of pregnancy are still shroud in secrecy. It is an experience we are expected to shoulder alone. And we’re over it.
In this week’s episode, Sabrina and Kassia get real personal talking about their own pregnancy journeys. Five kids between the two of them, they are talking about everything from infertility to miscarriage, morning sickness to stretch marks. They are pulling back the curtains – not as experts on any one of these issues, but as mothers and friends who want to dispel some of the ways society tends to sugar coat pregnancy.
It’s time to start talking
First Trimester Taboo
- 20% of pregnancies end in miscarriages and yet many women are still pushing back against the taboo of first trimester pregnancy announcements
- Women from around the world open up about their miscarriages and call to normalize the taboo against sharing pregnancy news too early
- Sick, tired, and lonely. One woman’s account of the pressure to keep early pregnancies a secret while suffering in silence.
- What we really ought to say to the friend who just endured a miscarriage. Spoiler alert – it has nothing to do with “you can try again.”
- When professional women buck tradition and start talking about pregnancy loss publicly.
- Meghan Markle normalizes talking about miscarriage in none other than The New York Times.
- When social media provides a platform to learn from one another’s heartache. Watch as actor James Van Der Bleek explains late term pregnancy loss to his 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9 year old children.
- Low libido, uncomfortable penetration, and being “touched out”. Experts come together to answer all of our postpartum sex questions and remind us that, yes, your vulva may look different after delivery.
- What would it look like to stop making postpartum bodies the butt of our own jokes? Maybe it’s time to table that self-deprecating talk altogether.
- Even celebrities get stretch marks.
- Mommy-brain might be a real thing. Neurologists are finally beginning to understand the period of plasticity that the brain goes through during pregnancy and postpartum.