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219. Strategies for Infertility and Pregnancy Loss with Sunita Osborn

One in four pregnancies end in loss. Pregnancy loss and infertility fundamentally shake our core beliefs about ourselves, our bodies, and our future. Many individuals, couples and families face reproductive trauma and yet this common experience is something that is so rarely talked about. In honor of infant and pregnancy loss month, Diana Hill talks with Sunita Osborn, a clinical psychologist and expert in reproductive trauma about strategies to navigate the loss and unpredictability of infertility, miscarriage and stillbirth.  If you or someone you care about has experienced reproductive trauma, please join us in raising awareness by listening and sharing this episode.

Listen and Learn:

  • What is reproductive trauma and it’s common symptoms 
  • The role that shame plays in infertility and pregnancy loss
  • What is disenfranchised grief and how it impacts the recovery process
  • Strategies to approach grief including telling your story, journaling, and creating rituals
  • How reproductive trauma may impact the non-birthing partner
  • The rainbow in grief and loss

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About Sunita Osborn:

Dr. Sunita Osborn

Sunita Osborn, PsyD, MA, is a licensed clinical psychologist who practices in Houston, Texas and works with adults and couples. Known as an expert on the treatment of pregnancy loss, Dr. Osborn specializes in reproductive psychology and helps individuals and couples in all phases of the reproductive journey. Dr. Osborn has been featured and interviewed on several different media outlets including NPR, With Whit, Psychology Today, and several miscarriage-focused platforms such as, “The Miscarriage Map: What to Expect When You are no Longer Expecting” and, “The Miscarriage Map Workbook: An Honest Guide to Navigating Pregnancy Loss, Working Through the Pain, and Moving Forward.”

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