In this episode, I share the sad yet empowering story of our recent miscarriage and how that event challenged and deepened my bond with my husband and brought me closer to my community. May this account help others on a similar path to know you are not alone and that we can talk about this.

1:15 Trigger warning

1:25 My intention in telling my story

2:50 How it began

3:25 I had never heard stories to prepare me.

4:35 I had one thing on my side.

5:16 I found my voice – and it worked.

5:45 Refusing to let the pain knock me out of my body.

6:15 A break to breathe

6:35 The exhale and debrief

7:52 A quiet victory underneath our loss

8:25 Tips for supporting someone through a miscarriage

9:53 This week’s homework

Resources: Every experience of pregnancy loss is different. Mine was only one example.  There are many online resources to educate yourself as well as virtual support groups for meeting others who have shared this experience.  A local midwife recommended “Parent Support of Puget Sound”, a group dedicated specifically to supporting parents recovering from loss of pregnancy. Their website has a wealth of resources and an active calendar of groups:

Podcast produced by Sal DeRosalia
Music composed and performed by Aimee Mia Kelley
Photo by Julia Kadel on Unsplash

Contact Information

Dr. Jessica Tartaro
Intimacy Coach & Connection Facilitator
Pronouns “She” + “Her”

Telephone: 1 (480) 993-5562

“Contact me to schedule an initial, complimentary consultation – called an Exploratory – to explore the fit for coaching together.”