Last Spring I stumbled across a podcast, Cocoon. I loved their approach to telling “stories of gestation,” not just the unique details of someone’s pregnancy but how those details affected that person, how it possibly changed them, transformed them.
Since James’ death I have felt a need to open and expand the discussion around stillbirth. It is such an under-discussed subject that many people aren’t aware of. The reality that it happens in 1 out of 160 pregnancies is astonishing and I believe not enough people are aware of that number. So I reached out to the wonderful women at Cocoon and thankfully they were happy to help me tell my story.
The story came out a few weeks ago while I was on vacation and it has taken me a little time to settle back into the routine of home and a new school year so forgive me for not writing about this sooner.
I could not be happier with how it all turned out. Their podcast isn’t so much listening to a discussion but rather it is a telling of a story, they find a theme and create a narrative surrounding my own personal words. The way they treated my story was with such grace and beauty and I feel so privileged to have this to share with friends and family. It isn’t so much about James, but rather how his life has shaped mine.
I would LOVE it if you would take the time to listen and share with others, maybe a friend who has experienced stillbirth or miscarriage or really any type of loss and is struggling to find hope and light in their lives again. Maybe you share it with your friends to bring about awareness of the reality of stillbirth. It is only 30 minutes long, but I promise it will be time well spent. The women who have created this podcast are remarkable storytellers and enormously talented, each of their episodes is worth listening to.
Thank you again for the support so many of always show me. I would LOVE to hear your thoughts after listening to it, so don’t be afraid to reach out and comment or message me.