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Owning the Pain, Overcoming Stigma & Desire for Understanding.  Mailene courageously tells her story of discovering her son’s anorexia.

Owning the Pain, Overcoming Stigma & Desire for Understanding. Mailene courageously tells her story of discovering her son’s anorexia.

April 1, 2021

Mailene bravely describes her family’s journey through her son’s struggle with male anorexia.  She vividly details the discovery of her son’s illness, her feelings as a parent; dealing with shame and stigma. She details the path of resilience and healing she is currently navigating.  Her passion to share her story shines through, to help others know they are not alone.  

 

Posted below are resources that Mailene has shared that have been most helpful.

https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org 

Helpline:  Call or Text: 1-800-931-2237 

 

What is Orthorexia?

https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/learn/by-eating-disorder/other/orthorexia

 

Parents of Anorexia, and other eating disorder sufferers support group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1426586947635001

 

Heart of a Mother. Jennifer details her experience with infertility and what she lovingly calls, “embryo adoption.”

Heart of a Mother. Jennifer details her experience with infertility and what she lovingly calls, “embryo adoption.”

March 11, 2021

Jennifer bravely describes her experience with infertility and embryo donation, or what she lovingly refers to as "embryo adoption".  She openly details the process of donation, and how she has become more resilient because of going through such an emotional journey. 

 

Helpful links may be found below:

 

Becoming a Parent Via Embryo Donation: The Recipient Experience

On Her Own - The Resilience of an Entrepreneur

On Her Own - The Resilience of an Entrepreneur

March 4, 2021

Kourtney describes how she has become more resilient through starting her own business to help others in the fitness and wellness industry.  She candidly explains how she had the courage to venture out on her own, and the importance of being in alignment with personal values. 

 

Helpful Links:

www.kourtneythomas.com

Self-Compassion (self-compassion.org)

Playing Big with Tara Mohr

 

Listening to your heart, and being open. Heather describes recurrent miscarriages, IVF, multiple surgeries, and not giving up.

Listening to your heart, and being open. Heather describes recurrent miscarriages, IVF, multiple surgeries, and not giving up.

February 22, 2021

Heather shares her experience of recurrent miscarriges, multiple surgeries and infertility.  She discusses her remarkable strength through this difficult journey with honesty, candor and confidence, lending to her resilient nature. 

 

Resources are linked below that Heather has found helpful: 

Facebook support group: Recurrent miscarriage / multiple miscarriage support

Tommys.org: Recurrent miscarriage - information and support | Tommy's

Resolve.org: Multiple Miscarriage - RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association

Rachel’s Gift Online Zoom Support Groups: Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Groups - Rachel's Gift | Pregnancy & Infant Loss Programs

Inherent Resilience. Michelle shares her journey through ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, and IVF.

Inherent Resilience. Michelle shares her journey through ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, and IVF.

February 7, 2021
Michele openly shares her story with admirable strength.  She discusses ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, and her journey through IVF. 
 
Links to Michele's food blog and Instagram may be found below where she shares more of her journey.  Links are also provided to a movie about going through IVF on Netflix, as well as Chicagoland Infertility; both of which Michele found helpful.  
 
Mom Under Pressure: https://momunderpressure.com/
Chicagoland Infertility and Northern Illinois (IVF IUI ICSI TTC) : https://www.facebook.com/groups/1742633185960998
A Journey of Faith.  Kris openly shares her story of strength and determination through infertility.

A Journey of Faith. Kris openly shares her story of strength and determination through infertility.

January 24, 2021

Kris describes her journey of infertility, how she endured the pain, found resilience and medical steps she took.  She openly shares what she has learned in hopes to help other women and/or couples struggling with trying to have children, and to let them know they are not alone. 

I wish I knew. Alicia describes her experience through Vasa Previa, postpartum depression, and PTSD.

I wish I knew. Alicia describes her experience through Vasa Previa, postpartum depression, and PTSD.

January 1, 2021

Going through a rare pregnancy condition and being placed on bed rest can be isolating at the least and other issues may follow, such as postpartum depression and PTSD.  Alicia candidly shares her experience being diagnosed with Vasa Previa, what she wished she knew, and how she came out of the experience more resilient. 

 

 

For more information on Vasa Previa, Postpartum Depression and PTSD, please see the links below for support.

Umbilical cord conditions (marchofdimes.org)

An Overview of Postpartum Depression - PostpartumDepression.org

Postpartum Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder | Postpartum Support International (PSI)

 

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