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Honest Mamas Podcast

Supporting women emotionally & spiritually on the motherhood journey.
Three psychotherapists, moms, and friends share stories & interviews about pregnancy, fertility, parenting, motherhood and much more. The Honest Mama founders are Sophie Darch McEntee, LMFT, Melissa Divaris Thompson, LMFT and Claire R. Colaço, LMFT.

Podcast produced by Pete Bailey.

Sep 28, 2017

Welcome to the first episode of the Honest Mamas Podcast! Today Melissa talks to Sophie about how longing along the path of infertility has affected Sophie’s life, the role that shame can play on this journey and the need to shine a light on the stories of women going through this experience.

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • How Sophie’s struggle with infertility began when she was in her mid-thirties
  • The overwhelming and upsetting feelings that can come up with infertility
  • How longing on the fertility journey can normalize the experience and make women feel less isolated
  • The role that shame and self-criticism can play on this journey
  • Ways in which to lovingly stay with the longing as opposed to turning or running away from it
  • Overcoming the loss of control infertility can bring
  • Learning to stay present and the key to tolerating your feelings
  • The need to shine a light on the stories of women going through this experience
  • Why it’s ok to rely on love and support from someone in your life or a community
  • The importance of learning to love yourself through this process