Hear Me Now Podcast

Early Pregnancy Loss

Episode Summary

As many as a quarter of known pregnancies end in miscarriage. But that doesn't make it easy to talk about. On today's program, we explore early pregnancy loss, the way individuals often cope with the trauma alone, silently, and how the loss can persist for years -- sometimes, even a lifetime.

Episode Notes

Veronika Zantop, M.D.

Medical Director

Swedish Center for Perinatal  Bonding and Support

Medical Director

Reproductive Mental Health at Swedish

Seattle, Wash. 


Alexandra Fleming, MSW, LICSW


Swedish Center for Perinatal Bonding and Support

Nurturing Wisdom Therapy

Seattle, Wash. 




We are collecting stories of pregnancy loss as part of the ongoing  Hear Me Now oral history project. On today's podcast, we listen to four women who describe their experiences of early pregnancy losses. Side-by-side with this episode of the podcast we're also publishing extended versions of their stories for you to explore in more detail.  







If you're interested in sharing your story of pregnancy loss, write to us for information on participating in the Hear Me Now story project: 



Many thanks to Suzanne Engelder and Melody Fawcett for help with this episode.