Big Fat Negative: TTC, fertility, infertility and IVF
Emma and Gabby are joined this week by blogger and author Elle Wright, whose new book, A Bump in the Road, chronicles the infertility journey she endured after the loss of newborn son, Teddy. You can buy it here.Meanwhile, BFN agony aunt Liz is talking PTSD.No Prof Tim this week - he'll be back in a few weeks.Swears throughout. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Our guest for this episode is the wonderful Elle Wright! She tells us all about her brilliant new book, A Bump in the Road: A Story of Fertility, Hope and Trying Again. We talk about Elle's experience of IVF after baby loss. She tells us about dealing with well-meaning but painful comments, and how the online community of women living with infertility helped her through. Plus, of course, we cover some serious subjects, like being obsessed with your baby's ear wax, and whether it's OK to feed animals with your mouth. Elle's ace book is out now. You can find her on Instagram @feathering_the_empty_nest. Thank you so much to Meg and Bee for sponsoring this episode. We properly love their bags - they are beautifully made, gorgeous to look at, and hold all of our junk. Do check out their website to see the awesome range of colours, straps and tassles available: megandbee.co.uk. AND we have a discount code for you - save 15% off everything (except Liberty and deckchair straps) until the end of May! Just use the code SCUMMYMUMS15. SAFETY NOTICE: This podcast was recorded remotely, which is why it sounds a bit different - sorry about that. We're doing our best, and we'll be back to sitting in Ellie's garden with our guests very soon. **WE HAVE A SHOP!** Visit scummymummiesshop.com for our ace t-shirts, mugs, washbags, sweatshirts and beach towels that no one buys because foreign holidays are currently illegal. FREE UK DELIVERY! **SEE US LIVE!** We are planning to be back on tour this summer! Book now - tickets are refundable or transferable, so no worries if it all goes tits up. Visit scummymummies.com for dates and tickets. We're on Twitter (@scummymummies), Instagram, and Facebook. If you like the podcast, please rate, review and subscribe. Thanks for listening! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This week is Maternal Mental Health week? Created by the Perinatal Mental Health Partnership each and every day is dedicated to a specific topic around Maternal Mental Health. There’s lots going on on insta and I also recommend you check out the Maternal Mental Health Alliance which will signpost you to loads of helpful organisations and, if you are on instagram head over to the Perinatal Mental Health Partnership. You can also check out an episode of the podcast I recorded with Anya Hayes of the Mother’s Wellness Toolkit. Over to today’s episode where I’m chatting to Elle Wright of Feathering the Empty Nest about her new book A Bump in the Road. Do check out our previous episode recorded in Summer 2020 when Elle was 7 months pregnant. Elle has since had her daughter Olivia and talks about her experiences of pregnancy and being a mum to her daughter and how it’s been during lockdown. We also talk about how she plans to talk to Olivia about Teddy and about her hopes to extend her family in the future. During our chat I refer to an episode of the podcast I recorded with Natalie about stopping at one child and donating any remaining embryos. You can listen to that episode here. If you are pregnant and parenting after loss please make sure you visit catstrawbridge.com to find out more about the support and community available to you. Every time you listen, subscribe, rate and review the podcast you are helping me reach more and more people and grow the support I can offer them. It really does mean so much to me! Thank you! If you're interested in trying the Mira Fertility Tracker make sure you use the code FINALLYPREGNANT to receive £25 off! See you next week! Cat x @tryingyears
Trigger Warning: This episode discusses baby loss and miscarriage.We are joined by the incredibly inspiring Elle Wright to hear about Elle's baby loss journey as well as the birth of her beautiful daughter, Olivia.Elle's book 'A Bump In The Road' is out now.Listen by clicking ‘Play’, subscribe or follow on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Acast and please do rate and review to help others find the podcast.Find a new episode every Tuesday & Friday and in the meantime check out Made by Mammas NOW! Check out Made By Mammas Instagram: @madebymammas Facebook: @madebymammas ---A Create PodcastSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Not a Happy Ending but the Start to a New Chapter - Interview with Elle Wright
Motherhood Exposed Podcast
Today Zoe Speaks to Elle Wright, an author, --- and mother. They talk about Elle's complex, difficult and unforgiving journey of infertility and loss in her new book A Bump in the Road. They discuss many heavy and challenging topics but this is exactly why Elle writes about her personal journey, of overwhelming emotions and loss. She feels she needs to help pave the way to have these conversations no matter how difficult they can be to have. If it makes even one person feel less alone then it is all worth it. KEY TAKEAWAYS Elle journaled in a record keeping way about her fertility journey, this was an invaluable aid in writing her book as if there was anything she was unsure on she could go back and refer to what she had written previously. It is incredibly difficult for Elle to write about things that have happened to her in the moment, whilst they are happening, so when she is going through something particularly hard she does have to take a break from social media until she is ready to talk. One of the things many people who have undergone fertility treatment struggle with is the sense of a great loss of time. The length for everything to happen and take place can be extremely frustrating. Zoe is always in awe of women who manage to undergo IVF treatment and remain in full time employment. So many people do not realise how brutal the process is on you both physically and mentally. After suffering many health complications Elle really wanted to try and do a natural IVF cycle, she was so sick of all the drugs she had taken, she just wanted a rest from it all. Sadly it wasn’t to be as she was cruelly told by a nurse. This was one of her hardest moments as it was when her last bit of hope got taken away from her, she almost gave up. Wonderfully, the next appointment she had she was told that her eggs could be used and after that round she became pregnant! Seeing the heartbeat of her daughter Olivia for the first time was just indescribable for Elle. It was pure, unadulterated joy. Elle's son Teddy tragically died at 3 days old, pregnancy after loss is so complicated no one can help the way your brain works after that kind of trauma so the anxiety she felt whilst pregnant with Elle was overwhelming at times, it couldn't be explained away.One of the things she did herself to try and help with the anxiety was focus on the aspects she could control, this took her mind off many of the things that couldn't be controlled or planned. Elle’s daughter Olivia was due to be born by an elective c-cection but she decided to make her own dramatic entrance earlier! Elle was doing her evening routine at home and she felt a pop, she thought it was her waters but she looked down and all she could see was a pool of blood, she screamed but no sound came out. In her mind, she thought if her baby didn’t die, she would, because it was the one thing that hadn’t happened to her yet. Once in hospital she was put on a monitor and thankfully they could hear a heartbeat. Her consultant arrived and made the decision for Elle to have an emergency c-section. Olivia was born healthy and this is the start of their new chapter as a family. BEST MOMENTS “The detail just kind of blew my mind a bit!” “It was all about using our home as a massive form of escapism” “Someone waves a magic wand and you’re free!” “I was so done with drugs” “I needed to fix those little things so that I feel it wouldn’t happen” “If my baby doesn’t die, I’m going to die” “The consultant and midwife didn’t say anything to one another, I guess they were communicating in knowing looks” VALUABLE RESOURCES www.petalscharity.org www.tommys.org www.arc-uk.org www.sands.org.uk Sophie Smith @life.before.you Zara Dawson @littlenorfolkcottage Rachel Lyons @ourlyonspride Vanessa Haye @venessahaye Little Roo Neonatal Fund https://www.ashfordstpeters.nhs.uk/littleroo Teddys Wish https://www.teddyswish.org Tommy’s https://www.tommys.org ABOUT THE GUEST Elle Wright ABOUT THE HOST Zoe Cresswell Devoted mother of two (and a big hairy dog), UK trained midwife, doula and personal trainer, specialising in pre and postnatal fitness. Zoe was born in the UK and before moving to Dubai in 2013 and worked as a midwife in central London, both in a birth centre and a very busy NHS hospital. Although late to the scene, Zoe is an aspiring athlete having won numerous triathlons and representing Great Britain where she placed within the top 10 on the world stage. With her husband James, the couple will soon be launching their cloth nappy company, Bop & Bee, where they hope to inspire families to swap a few disposable nappies a day for the more planet friendly option of cloth. Zoe’s goal is to share her knowledge and experience, tell real life stories, manage expectations and open up those often difficult conversations. Zoe’s own motherhood journey has been full of twists and turns as she put everything on hold and went through numerous miscarriages and rounds of IVF. CONTACT DETAILS Instagram : @zoecresswell_me Facebook: Zoe Cresswell LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/zoe-cresswellSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Episode 24 - Elle Wright @feathering_the_empty_nest - fertility, ivf, miscarriage and trying again
The Worst Girl Gang Ever
Here is part 2 of our chat with Elle Wright of Feathering The Empty Nest!! We discussed her fertility journey through IVF and pregnancy loss following the death of her little boy Teddy in 2016. Her new book 'A Bump In The Road' is being released on 29th April but is currently available to preorder. Visit Elle's WEBSITE to find out more and read her blog. --------------------------------This episode is sponsored by Teapigs. We are massive fans of a cup of tea and particularly love this brand, in fact we usually both have a Teapigs cup in hand when we sit down to record our podcasts on a Sunday evening, so it's no coincidence that they feature in our gift boxes. Head to their website to get an exclusive offer of 20% off your order using "GIRLGANG20" at the checkout.*One use only per customer. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or on regular subscription orders. Expires midnight 31st May 2021.--------------------------------Thanks for listening to the podcast. Please don't forget to subscribe, rate, review and share.Visit our website where you can find out a bit about us, read the blog and even 'purch our merch' via the online shop!Contact us via social media platforms or email firstname.lastname@example.orgYou'll find us on...FacebookInstagram Twitter or you can join the TWGGE Facebook Support GroupIt's time to break the silence and open up the dialogue around the topics of miscarriage and pregnancy loss. No more shame, no more taboo, lets ditch it for our children; the ones that will come, the ones that are and the ones that never came to be.
Episode 23 - Elle Wright @feathering_the_empty_nest - baby loss, books, pregnancy after loss and much more
The Worst Girl Gang Ever
Our last guest of series 2 is a true TWGGE member and quite frankly she is baby loss royalty! It was an absolute pleasure to meet her and we had so much fun recording. We ended up chatting for so long that we have decided to split it into 2 episodes. Here is part 1 of our chat with Elle Wright of Feathering The Empty Nest!!We cover a range of topics from pregnancy after loss, parenting after loss, the therapeutic benefits of writing + talking about our experiences and connecting with the baby loss community. Her new book 'A Bump In The Road' is being released on 29th April but is currently available to preorder. Visit Elle's WEBSITE to find out more and read her blog. --------------------------------This episode is sponsored by Teapigs. We are massive fans of a cup of tea and particularly love this brand, in fact we usually both have a Teapigs cup in hand when we sit down to record our podcasts on a Sunday evening, so it's no coincidence that they feature in our gift boxes. Head to their website to get an exclusive offer of 20% off your order using "GIRLGANG20" at the checkout.*One use only per customer. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or on regular subscription orders. Expires midnight 31st May 2021.--------------------------------Thanks for listening to the podcast. Please don't forget to subscribe, rate, review and share.Visit our website where you can find out a bit about us, read the blog and even 'purch our merch' via the online shop!Contact us via social media platforms or email email@example.comYou'll find us on...FacebookInstagram Twitter or you can join the TWGGE Facebook Support GroupIt's time to break the silence and open up the dialogue around the topics of miscarriage and pregnancy loss. No more shame, no more taboo, lets ditch it for our children; the ones that will come, the ones that are and the ones that never came to be.
11: Pregnancy after babyloss with Elle Wright of Feathering The Empty Nest
Welcome to the latest episode of Finally Pregnant where I’m chatting to Elle Wright of Feathering the Empty Nest. You can also find and follow Elle on instagram. Elle is a blogger and author of The Sunday Times Bestselling book “Ask Me His Name” where she shares about the loss of her son, Teddy, who died at 3 days old in 2016. Elle has been instrumental in opening up the conversation around pregnancy and child loss. Some of the ways to find support if you are or have experienced anything we talk about in this episode are charities such as Tommys, the Miscarriage Association, Sands, Fertility Network and Petals Charity. We also discuss amazing podcasts such as Alice’s Fertility Life Raft, Izzy Judd’s Let’s Talk Fertility and another amazing TTC podcast is Big Fat Negative from Emma and Gabby! Elle also mentioned Giovanna Fletcher’s Happy mum, happy baby which is one that I love and the another I can recommend is The Parent Hood by Marina Fogle. Click here if you want to receive my Top 5 Strategies to Help You Enjoy Being Finally Pregnant. If you want to find out about the Midsummer Nurture Circle - a bespoke 90 minute online workshop led by experienced yoga and meditation specialist - you can find out more and buy tickets here before they sell out! Interested in learning more about the Hang Out community I run for people who are finally pregnant and parenting? Click here. Remember, you’ll receive a discount to the above event if you are a member. If you are trying to conceive and you want to find out more about the work I do over at Cat and Alice head over to our website or follow us on instagram! I really hope you enjoy listening. Please don’t forget to subscribe, rate, review and share because we need to spread the word. Look forward to hearing from you! Cat @tryingyears firstname.lastname@example.org www.catstrawbridge.com
BABY LOSS: An honest conversation with Jennie Agg and Elle Wright
Honestly Podcast with Clemmie Telford
This week's episode marks Baby Loss Awareness Week as Jennie Agg and Elle Wright speak to Clemmie about the heartbreaking experience of baby loss. Navigating this difficult conversation, Clemmie learns how Elle and Jennie's different experiences of grief have led them to encourage a more open dialogue for other women who have also lost children. This episode is sponsored by Tommy's, a charity who fund research into preventing miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth. If you're affected by any of the themes in this episode, you can find support over at https://www.tommys.org.To vote for Honestly to win the Listener’s Choice Awards, please visit: https://www.britishpodcastawards.com/vote