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Episode 80 - It’s Not Over Yet (Ashton Bordelon)

9/17/2018
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Ashton’s doctor was always positive and encouraging. Until the day he said, “It’s not bad, it’s really bad.” She was so devastated at the thought of not having a baby that she, in her words, “went a little psycho and dove out of a car.” This is her story. -- For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. Our podcast-only site is podcast.sarahs-laughter.com. You can follow us on social media linked here: Sarah’s Laughter on Facebook & Instagram, and...

Duration:00:54:37

Episode 79 - The Podcast You Don’t Want to Listen To (Sandy Michelet)

9/10/2018
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Extroverted, bubbly, thriving Sandy had bottled up the hurt of being childless for years. Until one night in the bathtub, she looked over at her razor and caught herself thinking how she could get the blade out and end her life. This is her story. You can connect with Sandy online at: thechildlesslife.com sandy@thechildlesslife.com For resources mentioned in this episode by Sandy regarding the childless community, you can...

Duration:00:55:04

Episode 78 - Longing for Motherhood (Chelsea Patterson Sobolik)

9/3/2018
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Chelsea had always been the good girl. As a child, she was always rewarded for “being good.” At 19, she learned she was born with a rare condition that would prevent her from conceiving. She felt aggrieved, confused, and angry at God. This is her story. Her book addressing childlessness, Longing for Motherhood, is available in bookstores and online. -- For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. Our podcast-only site is podcast.sarahs-laughter.com....

Duration:00:35:26

Episode 77 - Redemption (Carmen Smith)

8/27/2018
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As Carmen was raised by an abusive grandmother, placed in a shelter, adopted, unadopted, and fostered, she didn’t want children. Then a maternal instinct awakened & she felt: “If I don’t have a baby right now, I’m probably going to crumble.” This is her story. You can connect with Carmen online at: instagram.com/_carmensmith grosstograndiose.com thesmithsadopt.com/ -- For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. Our podcast-only site is...

Duration:01:12:50

Episode 76 - Thirst (Danielle Summers)

8/20/2018
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Danielle was still in the infertility closet when a relative gave her a Christmas present that she would never forget: a pregnancy test. This is her story. You can reach Danielle through her website: daniellejoy.co. -- For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. Our podcast-only site is podcast.sarahs-laughter.com. You can follow us on social media linked here: Sarah’s Laughter on Facebook & Instagram, and @sarahs_laughter & @jasonforbus on...

Duration:00:49:37

Episode 75 - Silent But Working (Valencya Thompson)

8/6/2018
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After 3 miscarriages, no diagnosis, and no compassion from her doctor, Valencya stopped seeking treatment anywhere. But then a persistent friend living in another state found her a specialist—and everything changed. This is her story. You can find out more about Valencya, her book, and her ministry at: valencyathompson.com instagram.com/fertilityhope -- For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. Our podcast-only site is podcast.sarahs-laughter.com....

Duration:00:53:07

Episode 74 - Be Still (Jennie Weeks)

7/30/2018
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Jennie, who leads our Shreveport infertility group, miscarried at 5 weeks 3 days. She conceived again, but at 5 weeks 3 days, she started bleeding. Again. This is her story. You can reach Jennie at: jennie.weeks@sarahs-laughter.com sarahs-laughter.com/shreveport -- For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. Our podcast-only site is podcast.sarahs-laughter.com. You can follow us on social media linked here: Sarah’s Laughter on Facebook & Instagram,...

Duration:01:07:00

Episode 73 - Pilgrimage to Bethany (Karen Jung)

7/23/2018
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The death of her brother blocked out light and hope from 17-year-old Karen’s family. Years later, when she miscarried, that darkness returned. But Karen heard of a woman in the Bible who also grieved her brother, and hope was rekindled. This is her story. -- For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. Our podcast-only site is podcast.sarahs-laughter.com. You can follow us on social media linked here: Sarah’s Laughter on Facebook & Instagram, and...

Duration:01:17:59

Episode 72 - Waiting for Baby Bird (Elisha Kearns)

7/16/2018
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Elisha, a faith-based infertility blogger and speaker, planned to surprise her family with the perfect pregnancy announcement. Instead, she had to share her pregnancy and miscarriage in the same sentence. This is her story. Elisha is speaking at the Hope Narrative on August 10-11, 2018: hopenarrative.org Elisha’s ministry links: waitingforbabybird.com facebook.com/waitingforbabybird/ instagram.com/waitingforbabybird -- For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at...

Duration:01:35:29

Episode 71 - The Community I Never Knew I Was Missing (Joanna Hackman)

7/9/2018
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Once Joanna, our Los Angeles infertility support group leader, shared her story online, she set off a series of improbable events (including this interview). “I don’t believe in coincidences. I just believe in a really good, good God.” This is her story. Joanna’s support group page at Sarah’s Laughter: https://www.sarahs-laughter.com/losangeles/. Joanna’s blog: https://actorandadventurer.com/. -- For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. Our...

Duration:00:59:00

Episode 70 - The Sign of Four (Sara Carver)

7/2/2018
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Sara was in a hospital emergency room when a joyful nurse walked up and said “Congratulations! You’re pregnant!” Sara was there because she was miscarrying. This is her story. -- For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. Our podcast-only site is podcast.sarahs-laughter.com. You can follow us on social media linked here: Sarah’s Laughter on Facebook & Instagram, and @sarahs_laughter & @jasonforbus on Twitter. Sarah’s Laughter also holds the Baby...

Duration:01:07:11

Episode 69 - Little Bean (Tara Manning)

6/18/2018
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Tara planned to use this episode to share the happy ending to her infertility story and encourage others. Days before our interview, however, she miscarried. Despite her grief, Tara still did the interview. “I’ve lost so much in infertility and in what I thought my life would be like, and I’m not going to lose my faith.” This is her story. -- For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. Our podcast-only site is podcast.sarahs-laughter.com. You can...

Duration:00:52:13

Episode 68 - Someone Else's Child (Tiffany Baker)

6/11/2018
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Tiffany has undergone 5 rounds of IVF, 2 dropped IVF cycles, D&C, hysteroscopies and more. Yet, she hasn’t personally dealt with infertility. (Really.) This is her story. Find out more about Tiffany at tiffanyjobaker.com. -- For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. Our podcast-only site is podcast.sarahs-laughter.com. You can follow us on social media linked here: Sarah’s Laughter on Facebook & Instagram, and @sarahs_laughter & @jasonforbus on...

Duration:00:31:46

Episode 67 - It's the Mileage (Philip & Melissa Dunbar)

5/31/2018
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Philip & Melissa live an hour and a half from Baton Rouge. Yet they make the drive several times a month for her support group, his support group, and doctor’s appointments. This is their story. -- For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. Our podcast-only site is podcast.sarahs-laughter.com. You can follow us on social media linked here: Sarah’s Laughter on Facebook & Instagram, and @sarahs_laughter & @jasonforbus on Twitter. Sarah’s Laughter also...

Duration:00:48:42

Episode 66 - (Not) The Easy Way - Jenn Rachal, Part 2

5/11/2018
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When you first met Jenn in episode 49, there was a lot she couldn’t tell you. Now she can. This is (the rest of) her story. -- For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. Our podcast-only site is podcast.sarahs-laughter.com. You can follow us on social media linked here: Sarah’s Laughter on Facebook & Instagram, and @sarahs_laughter & @jasonforbus on Twitter. Sarah’s Laughter also holds the Baby Steps Fun Run, where we give away a $10,000 grant for...

Duration:00:58:04

Episode 65 - Only in Hindsight (Melissa Kreideweis)

5/4/2018
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A doctor told Melissa, “If by some miracle of God you are able to conceive a child, either you will kill the baby or the baby will kill you.” This is her story. You can purchase Melissa’s book, No Bun in the Oven, by clicking here. For more information about Melissa’s support group, click here. -- For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. Our podcast-only site is podcast.sarahs-laughter.com. You can follow us on social media linked here: Sarah’s...

Duration:01:12:41

Episode 64 - Going Public (Christina White)

4/28/2018
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Christina, a nurse practitioner, is using this interview to leave “the infertility closet.” This is her story. -- For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. Our podcast-only site is podcast.sarahs-laughter.com. You can follow us on social media linked here: Sarah’s Laughter on Facebook & Instagram, and @sarahs_laughter & @jasonforbus on Twitter. Sarah’s Laughter also holds the Baby Steps Fun Run, where we give away a $10,000 grant for expenses...

Duration:01:04:41

Episode 63 - Flip the Script and Share Your Story (NIAW)

4/24/2018
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Beth and Mary Claire talk about the power of story, the big impact of little words, and the qualifications needed to comfort and encourage. -- For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. Our podcast-only site is podcast.sarahs-laughter.com. You can follow us on social media linked here: Sarah’s Laughter on Facebook & Instagram, and @sarahs_laughter & @jasonforbus on Twitter. Sarah’s Laughter also holds the Baby Steps Fun Run, where we give away a...

Duration:00:53:54

Episode 62 - Embrace Bravery (Shannon Ketchum)

4/15/2018
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It took four doctors thirteen years to diagnose the painful condition that caused Shannon to scream and cry during sex. This is her story. Shannon leads a support group in the Atlanta, Georgia area. Her website is http://embracebravery.com/. -- For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. Our podcast-only site is podcast.sarahs-laughter.com. You can follow us on social media linked here: Sarah’s Laughter on Facebook & Instagram, and @sarahs_laughter &...

Duration:00:43:13

Episode 61 - Choose Joy (Emmy Blakely)

3/2/2018
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Emmy is the creative force behind the amazing Choose Joy Infertility Conference. In our interview, she shares how the premature end of her pregnancy led to the birth of Choose Joy. She also gives us a sneak peek at what to expect at this year’s conference. This is her story—and the story of Choose Joy. You can find out more and register at choosejoyevent.com, and you can email any questions to register@choosejoyevent.com. You can also follow the conference on Instagram at...

Duration:01:18:41