Trying Again Podcast

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April 27, 2021  

EP15: Toll of miscarriage

Updates from series one as UK charity Tommy’s publishes a new study highlighting the profound impact of miscarriage.

The study, published in The Lancet, urges the UK Government to “overhaul a system that currently denies many families the help they need”.

Featuring clips from Professor Arri Coomarasamy and Professor Siobhan Quenby from the Tommy’s Miscarriage Research centre.

The theme song is Small Bump by Ed Sheeran

Hosted, produced and edited by Rachael Smith.

There’s links to help available on  www.tryingagainpodcast.com.

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December 27, 2020  

EP14: Trying Again Podcast reflection (S1)

In this episode I reflect on the series so-far and I take a pause on weekly podcasts ahead of series two.

Featuring clips from some of my guests in the series so far:

and a clip from the audio drama EP02 The story so far… (a story of miscarriage) featuring Emily Jane Brooks.

For some, there may be triggers. There’s links to help available and to a listener survey on www.tryingagainpodcast.com

Hosted, produced and edited by Rachael Smith.

On social @TryingAgainPod.

December 12, 2020  

EP13: Guided meditation for miscarriage

This is a special guided meditation by Vicki Renz from Oh My Mamma Body.

With relaxing music; guided visualisations and affirmations of positivity for women following miscarriage.

For some there may be triggers. There’s links to help available and to more guided meditation on www.tryingagainpodcast.com

Presented by Vicki Renz. Produced and edited by Rachael Smith.

On social @TryingAgainPod.

Featured in Podcast Wellness Week by Podbean.

December 12, 2020  

EP12: Mental health support and miscarriage

Exploring different ways of coping and mental health support following a miscarriage.

I am joined by therapists Julia Bueno and Laura (@LivingWithBabyloss); Lauren (@RecurrentMiscarriage_Writer) and Vicki Renz (Oh My Mama Body / Healing After Miscarriage).

Instagram posts are read by actors: Eleanor Lawson; Margaret Ashley; Blyhe Renay; Claire Wescott and Rachel Crosby.

We cover some topics that may cause triggers. There’s links to help available on www.tryingagainpodcast.com

Hosted, produced and edited by Rachael Smith.

Featured in Podcast Wellness Week by Podbean.

On social @TryingAgainPod.

December 6, 2020  

EP11: Couples and miscarriage

Looking at miscarriage from the couple’s perspective.

Featuring Professor Arri Coomarasamy, Director of the Tommy’s National Centre for Miscarriage Research (01:14) and sharing stories from: Justin and Ashley (07:33), Mike and Ellie (23:25), ‘Anjali Patel’ (31:32) and Katie and Ross (34:57).

The episode features a clip from the Channel 5 documentary Miscarriage: Our Story with thoughts from Mother Pukka’s Anna Whitehouse and Matt Farquharson (05:13).

Thanks to the Miscarriage Association and Tommy’s for their support with this episode.

For some, there may be triggers including a pregnancy announcement. There’s links to help available via www.tryingagainpodcast.com

  • The theme song is Small Bump by Ed Sheeran
  • Miscarriage: Our Story aired on Channel 5 on the 15 October 2020 and was an ITV Studios production for Channel 5. At the time of release for this episode, the documentary is available on Channel 5’s streaming service, My5.tv

Hosted, produced and edited by Rachael Smith.

On social @TryingAgainPod.

November 28, 2020  

EP10: Men and miscarriage

Lee explores how miscarriage affects men. Sharing stories of a father’s loss.

Featuring Professor Arri Coomarasamy, Director of the Tommy’s National Centre for Miscarriage Research (01:31) and sharing stories from Mike, who has experienced multiple miscarriages and went to Tommy’s for clinical trials (03:40) and Simon from @The_Faulty_Father, who discusses what it was like to go through a miscarriage during lockdown (19:50).

There may be triggers. There’s links to help available via www.tryingagainpodcast.com

Thanks to Tommy’s for their support with this episode.

Hosted by Lee and Rachael.

Produced and edited by Rachael Smith.

On social @TryingAgainPod.

November 19, 2020  

EP09: Miscarriage and our mental health

Exploring some of the mental health issues triggered by miscarriage.

I am joined by Professor Arri Coomarasamy, Director of the Tommy’s National Centre for Miscarriage Research (03:31) Rev. Joy Van Staalduinen from the Love and Loss podcast (10:12) and Nicola from @Miscarriage_Afterlife (22:12).

Featuring clips from the Channel 5 documentary Miscarriage: Our Story with thoughts from Izzy Judd (33:55); Anna Whitehouse (34:41); Lacey Turner (36:02) and Jane Danson (36:39).

There may be triggers with the topics discussed including PTSD; depression; anxiety and self-harm.  There’s links to help available via www.tryingagainpodcast.com

Hosted, produced and edited by Rachael Smith.

On social @TryingAgainPod.

November 5, 2020  

EP08: Miscarriage and our bodies

What happens to our bodies when we go through a miscarriage? I chat with Julia Bueno, psychotherapist and author of the book The Brink Of Being and Kate Marsh, Midwifery Manager at Tommy's.

What’s discussed:

  • When should I worry? (02:44)
  • How to cope with the changes? (04:18)
  • How can I get help if I am not sure what’s wrong? (07:03)
  • How do you support a family member or friend through miscarriage? (12:48)
  • How much blood is too much blood? (18:16)
  • What colour blood is a miscarriage? (19:58)
  • What happens to breast milk after miscarriage? (22:00)
  • How do you get your figure back to pre-pregnancy? (25:10)
  • When can you have sex after miscarriage? (27:42)
  • When would you know a miscarriage is complete? (31:24)

For some there may be triggers. There’s links to help available via www.tryingagainpodcast.com

Hosted, produced and edited by Rachael Smith.

On social @TryingAgainPod.

October 29, 2020  

EP07: Going full term after miscarriage

I explore what it feels like to go full term after miscarriage with ‘Anjali Patel’ (not her real name) (1:38) and I catch up with Jennie Agg, from The Uterus Monologues, (17:56) following on from our chat in EP04 and the birth of her son.

For some there may be triggers. There’s links to help available via www.tryingagainpodcast.com

Thanks to The Miscarriage Association for their support with this episode.

Hosted, produced and edited by Rachael Smith.

On social @TryingAgainPod.

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