Mini Episode 32: Interview with Jessica Zucker, Author of ‘I Had A Miscarriage’
Only You: A One and Done Podcast
Firstly, quick trigger warning: this episode talks about miscarriage both in a general sense and in a detailed/graphic story. We were incredibly humbled to have Jessica Zucker, author of the powerful memoir about her miscarriage entitled ‘I Had A Miscarriage,’ on the show. She is a PHD psychologist and a brilliant author. Her work in alleviating the stigma around women’s issues will absolutely resonate with our community - even though she has multiple children. We hope you find this interview to be as transformative and eye-opening as we did. If you haven’t already, pick up I Had A Miscarriage at your local bookstore or on Amazon. You can follow her on Instagram or learn more about her work on her website. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or find us on Instagram or Facebook to be a part of the conversation. You can now support us on Patreon! All patrons at the $5 level or above can join us for a monthly mental health support group via Zoom and folks at the $10 level can listen ad-free. Also remember to please leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts.
In this week’s episode we are discussing miscarriage and loss,so before we go any further we are putting a trigger warning firmly in place here.If you’re not feeling strong today, then maybe wait and listen another day, or make sure you have lots of support around you as our guest does go into detail of her own loss. Please know, you can always reach out to us on our socials if you need a bit of extra support and please do also have a look at our previous miscarriage series on The Fertility Podcast website where we detail more information about the support available.We start off by chatting about the developments around the world when it comes to miscarriage policy. New Zealand is the second country in the world to provide women and their partners with 3 days of paid leave following a miscarriage or stillbirth, which is amazing! Interestingly, India was the first country to support couples in this way. Let’s hope this is the start of more countries following suit!You may well have seen that Tommy’s have published the results of their survey with fascinating and shocking stats including the link between depression and miscarriage.Our episode starts with a snippet from a previous conversation we had previously with Dr. Ingrid Granne – researcher and associate professor in reproductive medicine at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.We asked Ingrid why miscarriage happens. She tells us that the most common cause of miscarriage is due to chromosomal problems in the early days and weeks following conception. Chromosome issues are heavily correlated with maternal age. If you’re in your 20’s you have a 1:10 chance of miscarriage but by 45yrs it's 1:2 risk of a miscarriage. Other causes are medical conditions such as uncontrolled diabetes and thyroid issues. Being overweight increases your risk but we don’t really understand why. There also seem to be some genetic factors that may predispose some women to miscarriage. There are also implantation factors, possibly related to hormones and immune factors. Natalie asks Ingrid about malefactors. She says that paternal age can impact miscarriage risk but not to the same extent as maternal age. She goes on to explain that the DNA of the sperm can also impact. There is more and more information and research coming out with regards to male factors and DNA fragmentation.Next up we chat to Jessica Zucker – a psychologist who specializes in reproductive and maternal mental health. She is the founder of ‘I had a miscarriage campaign’ and has just released a book too. Welcome to Jessica! Jessica focuses on the mental health impact of suffering from a miscarriage. Jessica shares her experience of miscarrying at 16 weeks. A traumatic experience that occurred whilst alone at home and transformed both her professional and personal life. She talks about her ‘failure to allow herself to fall apart. She miscarried on a Thursday and assumed that she would be right back at work on Monday. Jessica says that the failure to allow yourself to fall apart is, in part, survival instinct. Just to keep going. She says she at that time, she couldn’t allow herself to slow down as this would mean being closer to her pain.Professionally, having her miscarriage, showed Jessica just how much she didn’t understand about the emotions her patients would be going through and that this was incredibly enlightening.Next, we talk about sex and miscarriage. Sex can be the last thing you want to think about following a miscarriage. How do you regain that intimacy with your partner? Jessica has interviewed people about returning to... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
4: #42 I Had a Miscarriage Author Dr Jessica Zucker
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Dr. Jessica Zucker is a Los Angeles-based psychologist specialising in reproductive and maternal mental health. She writes extensively on this topic for outlets such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, New York Magazine, and Vogue. Dr. Zucker is the creator of the #IHadaMiscarriage campaign.We talk through how her own experience of miscarriage reshaped the way she thought of her own theory, how many women blame and punish themselves for something that is so out of their control and what not to say to people experiencing early pregnancy loss. Her first book I HAD A MISCARRIAGE: A Memoir, a Movement is available worldwide now.
Episode 394: Secrets Don't Make Friends, with Dr. Jessica Zucker
One Bad Mother
We are here to do two things: 1. Encourage you to speak publicly about uncomfortable things, and 2. Remind you that you are doing a great job. The amazing Dr. Jessica Zucker returns to the show to discuss her new book I Had A Miscarriage: A Memoir, A Movement. Plus, Biz doesn't have the answers.Genius & Fails begins at 43:40.Get your copy of I Had A Miscarriage: A Memoir, A Movement here or wherever books are sold. Visit Dr. Zucker's website, follow her on Instagram @ihadamiscarriage, and on Twitter @DrZucker.Check out Theresa’s book! It Feels Good To Be Yourself is available now wherever books are sold.Our book You’re Doing A Great Job!: 100 Ways You’re Winning at Parenting! is available wherever books are sold.Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are Grove and ThirdLove. Go to Grove.co/BADMOTHER to choose a FREE gift with your first order of $30 or more. Go to ThirdLove.com/MOTHER to get 20% off your first purchase. Share your genius and fail moments! Call 206-350-9485Be sure to tell us at the top of your message whether you’re leaving a genius moment, a fail, or a rant! Thanks!! Share a personal or commercial message on the show! Details at MaximumFun.org/Jumbotron.Subscribe to One Bad Mother in Apple PodcastsJoin our mailing listJoin the amazing community that is our private One Bad Mother Facebook groupFollow One Bad Mother on TwitterFollow Biz on TwitterFollow Theresa on TwitterLike us on Facebook!Get a OBM tee, tank, baby onesie, magnet or bumper sticker from the MaxFunStoreYou can suggest a topic or a guest for an upcoming show by sending an email to email@example.com. Show MusicOpening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (http://adiraamram.com, avail on iTunes)Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans Mental Health Resources:Therapy for Black Girls – Therapyforblackgirls.comDr. Jessica Clemmens – Instagram and her websiteBLH Foundation – borislhensonfoundation.org Suicide Prevention Hotline: Call or chat. They are here to help anyone in crisis. Adults, children, LGBTQ, disaster survivors, you name it, they can help.https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org and number 1-800-273-8255 and there is a chat option on the website. Crisis Text Line: Text from anywhere in the USA (also Canada and the UK) to text with a trained counselor. A real human being.USA text 741741Canada text 686868UK text 85258Website: https://www.crisistextline.org National Sexual Assault: Call 800.656.HOPE (4673) to be connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area.https://www.rainn.org National Domestic Violence Hotline: https://www.thehotline.org/help/Our advocates are available 24/7 at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) in more than 200 languages. All calls are free and confidential.They suggest that if you are a victim and cannot seek help, ask a friend or family member to call for you. Teletherapy Search: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/online-counseling
053: Coping With Miscarriage and Loss with Psychologist Dr. Jessica Zucker
Happy as a Mother
Isolation, loneliness, self-blame, shame, and guilt. These are all things that, unfortunately, a lot of women report feeling in the aftermath of a miscarriage and loss. One in four pregnancies will experience a miscarriage. There is nothing that anyone did to cause this. However, our culture needs to recognize that grief and loss are real, so women will not feel intimidated to share their feelings. In this episode, Jessica and I discuss the stigma around miscarriage, why our society needs to talk about them, and how to support someone experiencing a loss. Show Notes: https://bit.ly/2Yvt8nH
The One About #ihadamiscarriage with Dr. Jessica Zucker
I am honored to have Dr. Jessica Zucker on this weeks podcast. She tells us about the miscarriage that started the #ihadamiscarriage movement.She is a gift to the world of maternal mental health. Jessica has a memoir coming out in March! You can preorder it HERE.You can fine it on social media, HEREYou can find The Quillet Institute website, HERE Our Instagram is HEREThe names and identifying details of all individuals have been changed to protect their privacy.
#IHADAMISCARRIAGE: Let's Talk About It with Dr. Jessica Zucker. Musical performance by Andrea England
Pregnancy Loss Awareness Month is in October, but we all know that this devastating experience affects countless people throughout the year. Some estimate that 1 in 4 experience miscarriage and no matter how common it may be, it is still misunderstood, taboo in some circles and incredibly painful. In 2014, after a 16 week pregnancy loss, Psychologist Dr. Jessica Zucker was compelled to change the conversation around miscarriage and created a campaign called "I had a miscarriage." She never expected the idea to take off so widely, and she now spends her time counseling and supporting people through loss through her private practice, her writing and her popular Instagram page. On this episode, Andrea sits down with Dr. Jessica to explore the topic of miscarriage and the grief that accompanies it for all involved -- not just the woman who was carrying the baby. They also explore how we can better support others, including ourselves, through this tough experience so that we are able to honor those who we've lost while being able to move forward.We conclude the program with singer-songwriter Andrea England's song, 'I Won't Forget About You'. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
1. Pregnancy Loss and Grief with Dr Jessica Zucker
This week Dr Suba talks with Dr Jessica Zucker, pregnancy loss and bereavement psychologist and creator of the #ihadamiscarriage campaign, on miscarriage, the culture of silence around it and the stigma of grief. She shares her powerful personal story and we explore what shapes women’s experiences of miscarriage and how to support them through it. In our short we learn about the cross-cultural experiences of miscarriage and how stigma around miscarriage shows up in different cultures around the world. Grief is so heavy and shouldn’t be shouldered alone. Visit www.inhysterics.squarespace.com for show notes and further resources. Join the conversation and ask me your burning questions on Instagram @subasays Podcast Brand Development: @circa1948
Baby loss awareness with Dr. Jessica Zucker #ihadamiscarriage
Mothering the Mother Podcast
About Dr Jessica Zucker Dr. Jessica Zucker (http://drjessicazucker.com/) is a Los Angeles-based psychologist specializing in women's reproductive and maternal mental health. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, New York Magazine, BuzzFeed, Refinery29, TIME, SELF, ELLE, VICE, InStyle, Harper's Bazaar, among others. She is the creator of the #IHadAMiscarriage (https://www.instagram.com/ihadamiscarriage/?hl=en) campaign, now a mixed media multi-platform effort, to replace the antiquated silence with storytelling. Her first book, a memoir-meets-manifesto, is due out in 2021. She's been featured on The Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, and NPR. TRIGGER WARNING In this episode, Dr. Jessica talks very candidly about her own experience of loss. We also talk about the sensitive subject of baby loss throughout the show. You may not be in a place to hear this right now, so please take a moment to check-in with yourself and see if it is the right time to tune into the conversation. You can always come back to it at a later stage as it will be available on all of your podcast platforms and my website whenever you are ready. Episode highlights Jessica’s own experience of baby loss. The reason Jessica started her campaign #IHadAMiscarriage and her Viral New York Times article How Jessica’s experience of baby loss impacted her practice serving women. How to deal with comments from people which although well intentioned and coming from a place of love are hurtful in the moment. Advice on what to say when you know someone who has suffered baby loss. Jessica’s tools to deal with her own experience of baby loss. Jessica’s community and the benefits of letting women know they are not alone. The internalised feelings of women who have suffered baby loss. Changing the cultural narrative from hush hush to normative. Pregnancy after loss. Jessica’s memoir which is due out in 2021. Relevant links Dr Jessica's website http://drjessicazucker.com/ and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ihadamiscarriage/ GRAB YOUR FREE GUIDE FOR REST AND RYHTHM FOR MAMAS HERE http://eepurl.com/dMU1EA Much love, Mamas x How to subscribe and review If you liked this episode of the Mothering the Mother Podcast, tell your friends, please! And please go to iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/mothering-the-mother-podcast/id1446253273) and SoundCloud (https://soundcloud.com/user-598342093) to rate/review/subscribe to the show. it really helps to get the Podcast out there and before more people and it also makes my heart sing when I read reviews - I do read every single review and am so grateful - thank you. #motheringthemother Please do share the Podcast on social media if you enjoyed the episode – I am so grateful for sharing with your community and followers. You can you use the hashtag #motheringthemother which makes it easier for me to find you. Mothering the Mother Facebook group and Instagram Follow me on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/alison_barker_/0 , join my Facebook group the Mothering the Mother (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1885649551488600/) Mama Rest Circle membership opening in November.... Work with me I currently only have 1 clinic space remaining for 2019. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in booking your space on one of my 1:1 coaching programmes or to be added to my wait list for 2020. https://www.alisonbarker.com/work-with-me-3 Disclaimer The information and reference guides in this podcast are intended solely for the general information for the reader/listener. The contents of this podcast are not intended to offer personal medical advice, diagnose health problems or for treatment purposes. It is not a substitute for medical care provided by a licensed and qualified health professional. Please consult your health care provider for any advice on medications. The materials contained on this podcast are provided for general information purposes only and do not constitute legal or other professional advice on any subject matter. Alison Barker does not accept any responsibility for any loss, which may arise from reliance on information contained on this site.