Episode #30 Stillbirth, Miscarriage and Coaching Angel Moms with Amy Watson

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In Episode 30 of Footprints on our Hearts, I talk with Amy Watson, a life coach who specialises in supporting women who’ve experienced baby loss. We talk about the two children Amy didn’t get to bring home – Lauren and River – and how their deaths affected her older children. She also has some very wise words on allowing ourselves to feel a full range of emotions.

In the interview, we discuss:

  • Amy’s pregnancy with her fifth child, Lauren, and finding out her heart had stopped beating (14:35)
  • Giving birth to Lauren and bringing their children in to meet their sister (20:33)
  • Grieving Lauren while supporting her family and being pregnant with her rainbow baby (26:05)
  • Her pregnancy with River, missed miscarriage and difficult recovery from a D&C (36:07)
  • Remembering Lauren and River as part of their family (46:10)
  • Learning to find joy and happiness again (50:25)
  • Setting up her life coaching business to support baby loss moms (53:18)

You can connect with Amy on Instagram @amy.smoothstonescoaching and find out more about her coaching and podcast on her website https://smoothstonescoaching.com.

In the introduction, I talk about the indirect effects of Covid-19 and lockdown on occurrences of stillbirth and give a big shoutout to my wonderful new patrons!

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