Episode #4: Our Journey Through Miscarriage and Loss
I wanted to introduce this podcast episode by one of our PA Moms members in observation of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. Below is a preview from Tracy’s podcast episode, Our Journey Through Miscarriage and Loss.
This is the story of our early-term miscarriage & how we processed that. Trigger warning – this Episode contains discussions of miscarriage, pregnancy loss, and mourning.
President Ronald Reagan first declared pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month on October 15, 1988. On that day he said:
“When a child loses his parent, they are called an orphan. When a spouse loses her or his partner, they are called a widow or widower. When parents lose their child, there isn’t a word to describe them. This month recognizes the loss so many parents experience across the United States and around the world. It is also meant to inform and provide resources for parents who have lost children due to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, molar pregnancy, stillbirths, birth defects, SIDS, and other causes. Now, Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim the month of October as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. I call upon the people of the United States to observe this month with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities.”
I did some research – Ronald Reagan and his first wife, had two daughters – Maureen and Christine. Christine was born in 1947 and sadly she only lived one day. I can only imagine how that experience, that loss, shaped President Reagan’s position, desire to declare October Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.
The rest of this episode can be listened to by clicking on the link below:
Meet Tracy Bingaman, PA-C an impassioned lady on a quest to slay working motherhood and find fulfillment. I’m here to help you navigate the beautiful and the damned in the life of a working mom. I’m a PA, a Mom, a Wife, and Lover of Fashion who is guiding my fellow working Moms to ditch the dread and find fulfillment in the wonder and the warzone that is modern motherhood. I teach you the clinical pearls you need to create a life you love. Pearls you can apply today to change your life tomorrow. You’ll hear about parenting, step-parenting, marriage, motherhood, faith and finances are all things we will sit down and unpack together. Each week it’s like a Mom’s night out had a baby with a TED talk, then the Mom’s night out went back to work!
Tracy’s Why –
Fulfilled – The Podcast was born from a burned out overwhelmed Mom in Medicine who just knew there was something more. Something more than feeling like she was running & running on a hamster wheel until she dropped was the way life was. Something more than feeling like work was getting the best of her and herself, her husband, her kids were getting what was left over at the end of the day, the night, the week or the month.
Fulfilled is a way to share stories, tips and tricks, and to help working moms navigate life, find work-life balance and to re-discover joy and fulfillment. Having babies and being in medicine are so very distracting – medicine is a demanding field and there is no field more demanding than motherhood.
Fulfilled – The Podcast Description
How do I survive as a working mom? How do I juggle work and parenting? How can I achieve work-life balance? How can I raise my kids without losing my sense of self? How can I re-discover who I am, the woman I was before becoming a mom?
Welcome to Fulfilled – The Podcast where we will dive into all of these questions and so much more. Each week your host Tracy Bingaman will share stories, parenting hacks, self-care strategies, and real talk about life as a working mom in medicine.
Working mom life is hard but you, too, can learn how to simplify your world and not only survive as a working mother, but you can thrive, Momma! Tracy shares tips and tricks, working mom advice, practical strategies, systems, and habits she used to go from feeling burned out, overwhelmed and overworked to fulfilled with a healthy work-life balance.
Along with sharing her tactical guidance, you’ll find incredible interviews with subject matter experts who will share their best advice. You will walk away feeling inspired and ready to take steps to change your life today!
Get settled in for a chat on navigating life, defining what success is for you, creating boundaries, being present with your kids and cultivating habits that will have you feeling less panicked and more at peace. These pearls will help you to slay working motherhood like the fire breathing dragon it is.
If you are ready to oust overwhelm and find fulfillment…. you’re in the right place!