⚠️Trigger Warning/very sensitive topic ⚠️
Ruth speaks with Stacey Anderson about the loss of her son. Stacey and her partner Anthony birthed baby Kiyan at 27 weeks Gestation. After 21 days care in NICU, baby Kiyan sadly passed away. Stacey is a wonderful women, amazing mother with a beautiful family. Preterm birth and Infant loss is traumatic and heart breaking for any parent, but when you feel like you have not been taken seriously from your first point of contact, it makes your experience much harder. After listening to this podcast, you can watch video of Stacey revisiting the NICU where her son passed: https://youtu.be/mOPQI5jfTuE
Stacey’s is now running a spoke word program to help young people articulating their feelings and emotions, you can learn more here: https://www.spititout.vip/
If you have experienced infant loss and think you may benefit in having additional therapy or support, you can find information here: The Black, African and Asian Therapy Network: https://www.baatn.org.uk/
Ruth Dennison’s previous & current client Sandra speaks about her history and experiences living with depression. Sandra is a mother of two and is now currently pregnant with baby number 3. Evidence shows that having a Doula can reduce the risk of postnatal depression, learn more here: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23799688/. Below you can find a list of links containing great information and people to assist you with your mental health:
1) PANDAS for Perinatal Mental Health: https://www.pandasfoundation.org.uk/
2) Mental Health Foundation: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week
3) The Black, African and Asian Therapy Network: https://www.baatn.org.uk/how-therapy-can-help/
4) HQ Therapy Rooms: https://www.hqtherapy.com/ If you have any questions or comments you would like to share with Ruth, please forward an email to email@example.com alternatively visit her website at www.121doula.co.uk.
Many expectant parents wonder if a birth plan is necessary, what they should include in a birth plan and will they get to have exactly what the want. This podcast will give you a good insight to help you decide if a birth plan/preferences is for you.