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Episode 53 - I Felt Invisible (Michelle McGovern)

10/28/2017
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Michelle leads our infertility support group in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. She did everything right: medically, ethically, in every way—and her baby still died. "I didn't want another baby. I wanted my son." This is her story. -- Michelle's group contact info: http://www.sarahs-laughter.com/lancastercountypa.html Sarah's Laughter Lancaster County Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/SarahsLaughterLancaster/ -- For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at...

Duration: 01:01:44


Episode 52 - Waiting Wombs Trust (Hadassa Trip)

10/22/2017
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Women in Kenya are expected to conceive in the first two years of marriage. Many Kenyans assume that miscarriage is a curse. The intense societal pressure to have a baby can lead to divorce, abuse, and even mutilation. "You can actually feel the eyes on your tummy." After years of trying to conceive without support, Hadassa decided to become that support which she and others needed. This is her story. Hadassa's...

Duration: 00:35:08


Episode 51: A Punch to the Gut (Brian Richards)

10/14/2017
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After two years of unexplained infertility, Brian (a minister) & Tamara (an OB-GYN) were pregnant. Brian would place his hand on Tamara's stomach and pray for their twins every night. And then four words upended their world: "there is no heartbeat." Brian shares their story in this episode. Brian's blog: http://www.brianrichardsspeaks.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...

Duration: 01:00:59


Episode 50 - Stork Drop & Roll (Ashley Gray)

10/9/2017
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Ashley is an adoption social worker who also adopted. She talks about post-adoption blues, whether adoption cures infertility, and the emotional cocktail unique to adoption. "Somebody's greatest pain is your greatest joy." This is her story. Ashley's blog is at https://thegrayfamilyjourney.blogspot.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:...

Duration: 00:47:51


Episode 49 - Take a Deep Breath (Jenn Rachal)

10/1/2017
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Jenn has wanted to be a mother since she was four. While trying to conceive, she mothers the foster children under her care. "I rock him a little longer because this time could be the last." This is her story. Jenn's blog: https://rallyingforarachal.com/ Sarah's Laughter Online Support Group Leader: lindsay@sarahs-laughter.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...

Duration: 01:13:12


Episode 48: Thankful (Amanda Boulton)

9/24/2017
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After three miscarriages, Amanda was nine months pregnant when she thought her water broke. Within minutes, she was pale and had no pulse. 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,...

Duration: 01:09:27


Episode 47: The Rest of the Story, For Now (Lauren Best)

9/11/2017
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Lauren won an IVF at Baby Steps. It didn't work. Then she and her husband adopted a baby. They took him home, named him, and had family fly in to rejoice with them. Six days later, the birth mom changed her mind. "We have to give him back." This is Lauren's 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 &...

Duration: 01:18:44


Episode 46: Lauren Best - Redux and Rebroadcast

9/10/2017
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Lauren won a free IVF at our 2015 Baby Steps. Her infertility journey has been full of both miracles and disappointments, faith and head games. “Your mind just goes to bad places as soon as somebody tells you they found a lump.” This is a rebroadcast (slightly edited) of one of our very first episodes. Episode 47, an all-new interview with Lauren, is next. -- For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our website at sarahs-laughter.com. Our podcast-only site is...

Duration: 00:38:37


Episode 45: No Medical Reason (Jordyn Wilkins)

9/3/2017
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Jordyn, 32 weeks pregnant, had just finished her shift as a labor & delivery nurse when she realized that her baby wasn't moving. 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...

Duration: 00:56:39


Episode 44: Why Them and Not Me? (Tareja Mitchem)

8/27/2017
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Tareja had never wanted a child. Then she was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), and something switched inside her. Now, she was desperate for a baby. This is her story. Tareja's blog: https://calleduponwater.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: 01:18:41


Episode 43: I Felt Like God Was Out to Get Me (Sharla Baker)

8/20/2017
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Sharla was fourteen weeks pregnant on her wedding day. Her baby died three days later. She believed God was punishing her for premarital sex, so she grew to hate Him. As she explains, "I wish I was ignorant of Him. I wish I could be one of those people that just didn't believe. Because if I just didn't believe in God, I couldn't be mad at Him. I would just rationalize—life isn't fair; it sucks—and then I have to control my own life. It is so much harder to say God is in control of my life....

Duration: 01:09:03


Episode 42: Hope Narrative Previews & Pop-Ins (Podcast Special)

8/13/2017
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In this special episode, you'll hear previews from some of the speakers you'll meet at our conference—The Hope Narrative—coming Saturday, September 16, 2017. In order of appearance, you'll hear from: Melissa Venable Tyler Koch Tricia Schnoor Beth Anne Vivian Sadie Landry Lauren Best Jordyn Wilkins Kimberly Allen Caroline Harries -- Visit our new conference website to order your tickets: http://sarahs-laughter.com/hope. You can also view schedules, speaker info, travel info, and...

Duration: 00:39:29


Episode 41: Standing in Victory (Amy Sugar)

8/6/2017
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Amy Sugar & her husband have prayed for couple after couple to have a child. While those hopes & prayers resolved with children, Amy's thus far have ended in miscarriage."God, I was trusting in your plan, but—really—where are You? Did You disappear?" While Amy waits for her miracle child, she has resolved to live life to the full, and to consciously manage her perspective. "Having their child may bring them closer to Jesus, and losing ours might do the same." This is her story. -- For...

Duration: 00:54:15


Episode 40: Whose Report Will I Believe? (Lindsay Rome)

7/30/2017
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Our online support group leader, Lindsay, after years of unexplained infertility, was asked Is Jesus Enough? She had to say... No. This is her story. You can reach her at lindsay@sarahs-laughter.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 Twitter. Sarah’s...

Duration: 01:26:03


Episode 39: The Tornado Was the Easy Part (Sarah Troutman)

7/23/2017
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Sarah Troutman grew up in the church. But after her third miscarriage, she was angry; she was done. "Nobody talks about losing babies. Nobody talks about how painful it is." This is her story.

Duration: 01:13:58


Episode 38: While You Were Sleeping, We Performed a Hysterectomy (Sarah Herman)

7/16/2017
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Sarah Herman always wanted a lot of children. She got pregnant easily, and delivered healthy babies. And then one day she woke to the news that doctors had performed emergency surgery to save her life: a hysterectomy. 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 &...

Duration: 00:49:45


Episode 37: Fostering Toward Forever (Bailey Hughes)

7/9/2017
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Beth talks with foster mom Bailey Hughes about her misadventures searching for a diagnosis ("Our infertility story started on our wedding night"), the emotional landscape of fostering ("My pain is worth it if they can gain the love of a family"), and her advice for anyone considering becoming a foster parent. Bailey's blog: https://whichevershoefits.wordpress.com/ Bailey's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whichevershoefits/ -- For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please visit our...

Duration: 00:57:22


Episode 36: Three Days With Me & a Lifetime With You (Birth Mother Ashley Mitchell)

7/2/2017
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Beth talks with blogger & speaker Ashley Mitchell about the birth mom's perspective on abortion, adoption, and what birth moms really think about your vacation pictures. "I would rather face God at judgment with an abortion than society in an unplanned pregnancy." This is probably the most raw interview we've ever done, and it may provoke some emotions, but we consider it a must-listen—especially if adoption has touched your life in any way, or if you are considering adoption. Ashley has...

Duration: 00:58:03


Episode 35: Small Is the New Big (Mary Claire)

6/25/2017
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Episode 35: Small is the New Big. Chance meetings, Divine appointments, timely texts, small gestures of kindness—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...

Duration: 00:53:54


Episode 34: Moms Without Babies (Lauren Citro)

6/18/2017
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Episode 34: Lauren Citro was a young newlywed living a carefree life, convinced that her blessings were confirmation of God's goodness and love for her. And then came infertility. This is her story. "The fertility community is full of moms who don't have babies." Lauren also discusses the beautiful way she honors the lives of her embabies, and shares her experience at choosing a reproductive endocrinologist. Lauren's blog: growmyfamily.com -- For more about Sarah’s Laughter, please...

Duration: 00:52:26

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