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The Worst Girl Gang Ever

Laura and Bex

Miscarriage, infertility and baby loss podcast with Bex Gunn and Laura Buckingham. Honest conversations about unspoken experiences.
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S4, E4 - Ash - recurrent miscarriage and partial molar pregnancy.
Ash Ascoli aka @lightafterloss_  joined us from Down Under to share her story with us. Ash is an Australian poet, author and miscarriage and infertility support advocate. She has a miracle four year old daughter, but has since suffered from secondary infertility, having experienced five miscarriages, including two partial molar pregnancies and two unsuccessful rounds of IVF. Ash’s poetry collection, ‘Looking for the Light,’ explores the raw, honest and heartbreaking reality of pregnancy loss; and provides a gentle, hope-filled message that there is light to be found, even in the darkest of times. Divided into two sections: The Darkest Night and The Sun Will Rise, this collection take’s readers on a journey of healing, joy, heartache, grief and self-discovery.https://linktr.ee/a.ascoli_writing--------------------------------This episode of TWGGE is sponsored by Merci Maman. If you’re looking for a special sentimental piece for yourself, look no further. They’re a personalised jewellery brand, and everything they do is hand-engraved making the perfect keepsake for you or a loved one. What’s so special about their pieces is that you can actually customise them with any metal colour, adding birthstones and gemstones, and finish off with an engraving of meaningful names, dates, or messages.They have kindly offered us 15% off using the code GIRLGANG15 when you shop online at www.mercimamanboutique.com.--------------------------------Thanks for listening to the podcast. Please don't forget to subscribe, rate, review and share.Visit our website where you can find out a bit about us, read the blog and even 'purch our merch' via the online shop!Find out more about THE PATHWAY TO RECOVERY which is designed to support, nuture and empower you following the loss of a baby. There is still space on our January PTR course as well as the new TRYING TO CONCEIVE AFTER LOSS COURSE both of which run over 6 weeks and start on the 7th March. Contact us via social media platforms or email info@theworstgirlgangever.co.ukYou'll find us on...FacebookInstagramTwitteror you can join the TWGGE Facebook Support GroupIt's time to break the silence and open up the dialogue around the topics of miscarriage and pregnancy loss. No more shame, no more taboo, lets ditch it for our children; the ones that will come, the ones that are and the ones that never came to be.
3d ago
44 mins
S4, E3 - Alison Hall - Fertility Nutritionist
In this episode we chat to Alison Hall our resident nutritionist.  She knows first hand how difficult fertility - and navigating loss - can be.  She specialises in preconception care, IVF preparation and pregnancy nutrition, with a particular interest in miscarriage and recurrent miscarriage.  She uses nutritional science and lifestyle recommendations to create achievable, personalised plans; helping couples to reduce their individual risk factors and improve their chances of a successful pregnancy.You can find out more and connect with her through IG @alisonhall_fertility or her website:  www.alisonhallnutrition.co.uk .   Alison also offers complimentary 30 minute calls to all prospective clients who’d like to find out whether this could be the route for them.This episode was recorded with a live audience and there is a bit of a Q+A sesh in there too . If you wanted to watch (yes watch) the unedited recording you will find it on our membership platform The Warrior Hub where there are loads more live sessions that can be watched back as well as a bank of resources to help you if you are navigating the grief and trauma of baby loss. It's only £3.99 per month and you can cancel anytime. --------------------------------This episode of TWGGE is sponsored by Merci Maman. If you’re looking for a special sentimental piece for yourself, look no further. They’re a personalised jewellery brand, and everything they do is hand-engraved making the perfect keepsake for you or a loved one. What’s so special about their pieces is that you can actually customise them with any metal colour, adding birthstones and gemstones, and finish off with an engraving of meaningful names, dates, or messages.They have kindly offered us 15% off using the code GIRLGANG15 when you shop online at www.mercimamanboutique.com.--------------------------------Thanks for listening to the podcast. Please don't forget to subscribe, rate, review and share.Visit our website where you can find out a bit about us, read the blog and even 'purch our merch' via the online shop!Find out more about THE PATHWAY TO RECOVERY which is designed to support, nuture and empower you following the loss of a baby. There is still space on our January PTR course as well as the new TRYING TO CONCEIVE AFTER LOSS COURSE both of which run over 6 weeks and start on the 7th March. Contact us via social media platforms or email info@theworstgirlgangever.co.ukYou'll find us on...FacebookInstagramTwitteror you can join the TWGGE Facebook Support GroupIt's time to break the silence and open up the dialogue around the topics of miscarriage and pregnancy loss. No more shame, no more taboo, lets ditch it for our children; the ones that will come, the ones that are and the ones that never came to be.
Jan 16 2022
45 mins
S4, E2 - Shaun @knackered_knackers - male factor infertility
In this episode we chat to Shaun aka @knackered_knackers. He started his account last year and sharing his own story has been a great support to men who are experiencing male factor infertility. He chats very openly with us about his diagnosis of azoospermia and how he and his wife went on to use a sperm donor to conceive their twins. Apologies for the shite sound quality again but we have learnt our lesson and promise future episodes will be better. This guy is a bloody gem and we know that so many of you (men and women) will find this episode really helpful. Happy listening and please head over to give Shaun a cheeky follow.--------------------------------This episode of TWGGE is sponsored by Merci Maman. If you’re looking for a special sentimental piece for yourself, look no further. They’re a personalised jewellery brand, and everything they do is hand-engraved making the perfect keepsake for you or a loved one. What’s so special about their pieces is that you can actually customise them with any metal colour, adding birthstones and gemstones, and finish off with an engraving of meaningful names, dates, or messages.They have kindly offered us 15% off using the code GIRLGANG15 when you shop online at www.mercimamanboutique.com.--------------------------------Thanks for listening to the podcast. Please don't forget to subscribe, rate, review and share.Visit our website where you can find out a bit about us, read the blog and even 'purch our merch' via the online shop!Find out more about THE PATHWAY TO RECOVERY which is designed to support, nuture and empower you following the loss of a baby. There is still space on our January PTR course as well as the new TRYING TO CONCEIVE AFTER LOSS COURSE both of which now run over 6 weeks and start on the 10th January. You can grab yourself a last minute bargain on these courses using code JAN2022 if you buy the course before the 4th Jan. Contact us via social media platforms or email info@theworstgirlgangever.co.ukYou'll find us on...FacebookInstagramTwitteror you can join the TWGGE Facebook Support GroupIt's time to break the silence and open up the dialogue around the topics of miscarriage and pregnancy loss. No more shame, no more taboo, lets ditch it for our children; the ones that will come, the ones that are and the ones that never came to be.
Jan 9 2022
40 mins
S4, E1 - Louise - unplanned pregnancy, ectopic
Louise talks to us very openly about her unplanned pregnancy which ended at 6 weeks with emergency surgery. We talk about the conflicting emotions that surround unplanned pregnancies. Unplanned does not mean unwanted. She went on to have another miscarriage after this and felt differently about that loss. Louise shares honest thoughts and feelings with us (most of which she has not told her nearest and dearest) in an attempt to help others feel less alone in their experiences. Thank you Louise, we know this will help so many.--------------------------------This episode of TWGGE is sponsored by Merci Maman. If you’re looking for a special sentimental piece for yourself, look no further. They’re a personalised jewellery brand, and everything they do is hand-engraved making the perfect keepsake for you or a loved one. What’s so special about their pieces is that you can actually customise them with any metal colour, adding birthstones and gemstones, and finish off with an engraving of meaningful names, dates, or messages.They have kindly offered us 15% off using the code GIRLGANG15 when you shop online at www.mercimamanboutique.com.--------------------------------Thanks for listening to the podcast. Please don't forget to subscribe, rate, review and share.Visit our website where you can find out a bit about us, read the blog and even 'purch our merch' via the online shop!Find out more about THE PATHWAY TO RECOVERY which is designed to support, nuture and empower you following the loss of a baby. There is still space on our January PTR course as well as the new TRYING TO CONCEIVE AFTER LOSS COURSE both of which now run over 6 weeks and start on the 10th January. You can grab yourself a last minute bargain on these courses using code JAN2022 if you buy the course before the 4th Jan. Contact us via social media platforms or email info@theworstgirlgangever.co.ukYou'll find us on...FacebookInstagramTwitteror you can join the TWGGE Facebook Support GroupIt's time to break the silence and open up the dialogue around the topics of miscarriage and pregnancy loss. No more shame, no more taboo, lets ditch it for our children; the ones that will come, the ones that are and the ones that never came to be.
Jan 2 2022
42 mins
SPECIAL BONUS EPISODE - PATHWAY TO RECOVERYS3, E24 - Series 3 finale with Bex and Laura
Well that's a wrap!Series 3 has come to an end. Thank to all our wonderful guests, it's been a blast. We are taking a short break but will be back with series 4 before you know it. If you'd like to catch up with us IRL then head over to our online shop where you can purchase tickets for the TWGGE Christmas Party!!!Thanks for listening to the podcast. Please don't forget to subscribe, rate, review and share.--------------------------------This episode is sponsored by Carat London. They’re an absolute trailblazer in jewellery. In fact, they’ve created an environmentally- conscious community that includes some big names like Lady Gaga and Ellie Goulding.The key is lab-grown diamonds. Yes, lab-grown. Growing them in a lab means no mining, no unjust labour, and no guilt. We believe this sustainable way of producing diamonds could be the future of the jewellery industry – because these diamonds don’t cost the earth – both literally and figuratively.  Competitively priced compared to a mined stone, their new Gentle Diamond range, aims to be completely carbon neutral.You can find Carat London at their trendy upmarket boutiques in Covent Garden and White City – or go online at Caratlondon.com--------------------------------Thanks for listening to the podcast. Please don't forget to subscribe, rate, review and share.Visit our website where you can find out a bit about us, read the blog and even 'purch our merch' via the online shop!Find out more about our courses including  THE PATHWAY TO RECOVERYwhich is designed to support, nuture and empower you following the loss of a baby. Our September course is now sold out but the October PTR is now open for enrolment as is the new Pregnancy After Loss  course. Trying To Conceive course coming soon. Contact us via social media platforms or email info@theworstgirlgangever.co.ukYou'll find us on...FacebookInstagramTwitteror you can join the TWGGE Facebook Support GroupIt's time to break the silence and open up the dialogue around the topics of miscarriage and pregnancy loss. No more shame, no more taboo, lets ditch it for our children; the ones that will come, the ones that are and the ones that never came to be.
Oct 3 2021
24 mins
S3, E23 - Emma Cannon - the mind-body approach
In this episode we chat to the legendary Emma Cannon about the work that she does with the infertility/loss communities. We are treated to a gong as we begin recording and her calmness, spirituality and wisdom shine throughout.  Emma is a fertility and women's health expert, registered acupuncturist, founder of the Emma Cannon Clinic, and a mentor and speaker. With over 25 years in clinical practice, from her fertility rooms she has helped countless patients achieve their dream of having a family. She is author of five books including the best-selling The Baby Making Bible and FERTILE.  Bridging the gap between western medicine and the world of complimentary therapies, Emma is an impartial support and guide, helping each individual find the path to healing that's right for themFind out more HERE by heading to her website or follow her on Instagram --------------------------------This episode is sponsored by Carat London. They’re an absolute trailblazer in jewellery. In fact, they’ve created an environmentally- conscious community that includes some big names like Lady Gaga and Ellie Goulding.The key is lab-grown diamonds. Yes, lab-grown. Growing them in a lab means no mining, no unjust labour, and no guilt. We believe this sustainable way of producing diamonds could be the future of the jewellery industry – because these diamonds don’t cost the earth – both literally and figuratively.  Competitively priced compared to a mined stone, their new Gentle Diamond range, aims to be completely carbon neutral.You can find Carat London at their trendy upmarket boutiques in Covent Garden and White City – or go online at Caratlondon.com--------------------------------Thanks for listening to the podcast. Please don't forget to subscribe, rate, review and share.Visit our website where you can find out a bit about us, read the blog and even 'purch our merch' via the online shop!Find out more about our courses including  THE PATHWAY TO RECOVERYwhich is designed to support, nuture and empower you following the loss of a baby. Our September course is now sold out but the October PTR is now open for enrolment as is the new Pregnancy After Loss  course. Trying To Conceive course coming soon. Contact us via social media platforms or email info@theworstgirlgangever.co.ukYou'll find us on...FacebookInstagramTwitteror you can join the TWGGE Facebook Support GroupIt's time to break the silence and open up the dialogue around the topics of miscarriage and pregnancy loss. No more shame, no more taboo, lets ditch it for our children; the ones that will come, the ones that are and the ones that never came to be.--------------------------------
Sep 26 2021
41 mins
S3, E22 - Frankie Brunker - Stillbirth
Frankie's first baby, Esme, was stillborn in September 2013. Having to break the news to youngsters within the family was made harder by the lack of a children's book that she felt could adequately explain what had happened. She also wanted more guidance as to how she could retain Esme's place in the family in positive and special ways. She was inspired to write These Precious Little People, and the safe arrival of Esme's two siblings only cemented her desire to provide a resource to families that would do credit to how precious these little people really are. She connected with @gilliangambleartist, an experienced, incredibly talented & generous illustrator, and had the backing of @joeltcp (a wonderful charity that receives all proceeds from sales of the book); both supported Frankie’s dream & helped bring These Precious Little People to life.--------------------------------This episode is sponsored by Carat London. They’re an absolute trailblazer in jewellery. In fact, they’ve created an environmentally- conscious community that includes some big names like Lady Gaga and Ellie Goulding.The key is lab-grown diamonds. Yes, lab-grown. Growing them in a lab means no mining, no unjust labour, and no guilt. We believe this sustainable way of producing diamonds could be the future of the jewellery industry – because these diamonds don’t cost the earth – both literally and figuratively.  Competitively priced compared to a mined stone, their new Gentle Diamond range, aims to be completely carbon neutral.You can find Carat London at their trendy upmarket boutiques in Covent Garden and White City – or go online at Caratlondon.com--------------------------------Thanks for listening to the podcast. Please don't forget to subscribe, rate, review and share.Visit our website where you can find out a bit about us, read the blog and even 'purch our merch' via the online shop!Find out more about our courses including  THE PATHWAY TO RECOVERYwhich is designed to support, nuture and empower you following the loss of a baby. Our September course is now sold out but keep you eyes peeled for details about the October PTR as well as the new Pregnancy After Loss and Trying To Conceive courses.Contact us via social media platforms or email info@theworstgirlgangever.co.ukYou'll find us on...FacebookInstagramTwitteror you can join the TWGGE Facebook Support GroupIt's time to break the silence and open up the dialogue around the topics of miscarriage and pregnancy loss. No more shame, no more taboo, lets ditch it for our children; the ones that will come, the ones that are and the ones that never came to be.--------------------------------
Sep 19 2021
54 mins
S3, E21 - Amrit - natural management of early miscarriageS3, E20 - Fiona - Robertsonian TranslocationS3, E19 - Jess - Neonatal Death - Part 2S3, E18 - Jess - neonatal death - part 1The OuttakesS3, E17 - Megan - Early loss - MMCS3, E16 - Becca - DOR and ectopic pregnancy
We cover a lot in this episode. This week we chatted to Becca about her experiences of a pregnancy of unknown location  (PUL) which was eventually diagnosed as an ectopic pregnancy for which she was treated with methotrexate. She went on to have fertility testing and found out that she had a diminished ovarian reserve (DOR - not a great amount of eggs). She has now started the process of IVF. --------------------------------Thanks for listening to the podcast. Please don't forget to subscribe, rate, review and share.Visit our website where you can find out a bit about us, read the blog and even 'purch our merch' via the online shop!Find out more about our new course THE PATHWAY TO RECOVERY!Contact us via social media platforms or email info@theworstgirlgangever.co.ukYou'll find us on...FacebookInstagram Twitter or you can join the TWGGE Facebook Support GroupIt's time to break the silence and open up the dialogue around the topics of miscarriage and pregnancy loss. No more shame, no more taboo, lets ditch it for our children; the ones that will come, the ones that are and the ones that never came to be.--------------------------------This episode is sponsored by Bower.Bower is an environmentally conscious swimwear brand that combines high fashion with functionality. The luxury swim & resort wear is designed to look and feel exceptional and each piece is made by small ateliers in Italy and Portugal using recycled & responsibly sourced fabrics. Read about their sustainability commitments and shop the full Spring-Summer ‘21 collection now at bowerswimwear.com.Use code TWGGE at checkout to claim your exclusive 25% off.
Aug 8 2021
41 mins
S3, E15 - Triggers and Boundaries with Bex and Laura
Just us, chatting about all the things that trigger our grief and complex feelings and more importantly we talk about how you can put boundaries in place to better manage these triggers. We cover:- BFN/AF- pregnancy announcements on social media- baby showers - being around pregnant friends and family ... and Bex finally presents us with a brilliant analogy! Finally!--------------------------------This episode is sponsored by Bower.Bower is an environmentally conscious swimwear brand that combines high fashion with functionality. The luxury swim & resort wear is designed to look and feel exceptional and each piece is made by small ateliers in Italy and Portugal using recycled & responsibly sourced fabrics. Read about their sustainability commitments and shop the full Spring-Summer ‘21 collection now at bowerswimwear.com.Use code TWGGE at checkout to claim you exclusive 25% off.--------------------------------Thanks for listening to the podcast. Please don't forget to subscribe, rate, review and share.Visit our website where you can find out a bit about us, read the blog and even 'purch our merch' via the online shop!Find out more about our new course THE PATHWAY TO RECOVERY!Contact us via social media platforms or email info@theworstgirlgangever.co.ukYou'll find us on...FacebookInstagram Twitter or you can join the TWGGE Facebook Support GroupIt's time to break the silence and open up the dialogue around the topics of miscarriage and pregnancy loss. No more shame, no more taboo, lets ditch it for our children; the ones that will come, the ones that are and the ones that never came to be.
Aug 1 2021
43 mins
S3, E14 - Georgina - Ashermans and SurrogacyS3, E13 - It's our 1st anniversary!!!!S3, E12 - Jane (part 2) - TFMRS3, E11 - Jane (part 1) - TFMR

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