For some people, the path to parenthood doesn’t go as planned. In fact, roughly 20 percent of all pregnancies end in miscarriage.
In today’s episode, we discuss miscarriage, infertility, and mental health with author Kirsten Hopfensperger. Her book of poetry entitled "Rearranged" explores her personal journey to motherhood, including celebration, grief, isolation, depression, authentic support, and healing. Despite this weighty and difficult subject matter, Kirsten's book -- and our conversation -- are both beautiful and inspirational.
If you happen to be part of this sisterhood – or love and support someone else who is dealing with these issues – then we want you to know…you are not alone. We’ve got you.
Follow/Connect with Kirsten:
Facebook page: facebook.com/kirstenhopfenspergerauthor/
Jody's applesauce recipe (Courtesy of Mrs. Rochelle Heider)
6 medium apples, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup of water
2 Tbsp. red hot cinnamon candies
3 Tbsp. sugar
Bring apples and water to a boil in a saucepan. Once they reach a boil, cover and cook slowly for 10-15 minutes or until the apples are tender.
Add sugar and cinnamon candy and simmer for 5 minutes stirring occasionally.
Serve hot or chilled (or as I like it, over oatmeal)
Kirsten: Song - Beam Me Up by Pink
Kirsten's tips for supporting someone or getting through miscarriage:
Validate their feelings
Do not say "At least..."
Do some research to understand
Let them/yourself grieve
Look for growth opportunities to help others
Practice mindfullness and gratitude
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