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#202 Hope After Miscarriage with Allison Schaaf, RD Miscarriage Hope Desk

#202 Hope After Miscarriage with Allison Schaaf, RD Miscarriage Hope Desk

Update: 2021-10-13
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This week we kick off National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month with Allison Schaaf from Miscarriage Hope Desk. Allison so bravely shares her personal story of recurrent miscarriages and her journey to healing. She offers real advice from a sincere place of understanding. Allison talks about Miscarriage Hope Desk, the Moving Forward Program, and how she's now helping so many through a difficult time.


KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • Allison's personal story and struggle with pregnancies and recurrent miscarriages
  • 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage
  • Navigating a blood clotting disorder and pregnancies
  • Adoption story
  • Fertility clinic exploration- IVF
  • lack of support for women struggling with recurrent loss/ multiple miscarriages
  • Miscarriage Hope Desk launch
  • Testing begins after 3 miscarriages, some Doctors will after 2
  • Sperm/Male factors involved in miscarriages
  • Stress suppressing progesterone and "stealing from" thyroid
  • Importance of addressing emotional health/support
  • EMDR therapy- help for trauma
  • Trauma Together- how it is to deal with this together in a relationship


GUEST SHARED HELPFUL TIPS ON:

  • Take time and space to grief
  • Healing- Physical-Testing/lab work, Relationship, Emotional
  • Testing/lab work to request with multiple miscarriages- take control of your health
  • Emotional- Decreasing stress during a very stressful time
  • "Sit with the feelings"
  • Physical Healing- pause to recoup, eat nutritiously dense foods, don't overdue workouts
  • It's ok to feel angry with your body- just something to work through
  • Emotional Healing-therapy, supper helpful to do it with your spouse/partner
  • Daily support for emotional healing- intentional activities to just be, journaling, gratitude, support with others


MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Miscarriage Hope Desk
  • Moving Forward Program
  • Moving forward checklist



ABOUT GUEST:

Allison is the founder of Miscarriage Hope Desk, a friendly resource she wished she had during her years-long struggle with infertility, including a total of 5 miscarriages.

She lives in Dripping Springs, TX with her husband, 2 sons, 2 cats, 2 puppies, a goat, lots of chickens, and a few beehives.


WHERE TO FIND ALLISON:

Miscarriage Help Desk

https://miscarriagehopedesk.com/

@miscarriagehopedesk on IG

Private FB group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1617075958466247



WHERE TO FIND CHRISTA:

Personalized functional medicine with Christa Biegler:


http://www.lessstressednutrition.com

On IG: @anti.inflammatory.nutritionist


Less Stressed Life Podcast:

http://www.lessstressedlife.com


Less Stressed Life Facebook Page:

https://www.fb.me/christabieglerrd/


How do you remember and put into action all the value you get from podcasts? You talk about it! You tell someone else!


What started as texts and DMs with friends and listeners is now The Less Stressed Life Podcast Facebook group. Learning is EVERYTHING. It gives us growth and we retain by sharing. Learn.Grow.Share.


Join The Less Stressed Life Podcast Whole Health Facebook Group at learngrowsharecircle.co



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#202 Hope After Miscarriage with Allison Schaaf, RD Miscarriage Hope Desk

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