90: Parenting a Dead Child with Rachel Whalen

90: Parenting a Dead Child with Rachel Whalen

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Writer and kindergarten teacher Rachel Whalen is a mother to many, but has just one living child. After two miscarriages and the unexpected stillbirth of her daughter, Dorothy, Rachel conceived and delivered her daughter Frances. Today, we're talking about the differences between parenting a dead child vs. a living one, what makes grieving parents want to try to conceive again after miscarriage and stillbirth, and the powerful message Rachel has for grieving parents who are pregnant. Also this week, I'm talking about the concept of life-rejection and sharing a passage from my new book Permission to Grieve.

Rachel Whalen's work:
https://unexpectedfamilyouting.com/

Rachel's piece, "Dear Abby, You got it all wrong.":
https://www.instagram.com/p/BybbtScn_S9/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Purchase a copy of my latest book, Permission to Grieve!
http://www.shelbyforsythia.com/permission-to-grieve

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https://www.patreon.com/shelbyforsythia

Set sail on the 2020 Bereavement Cruise:
http://comingbackcruise.com

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http://www.shelbyforsythia.com/grief-guidance


To ask a question or leave a comment for a future show, leave a voicemail or text 312.725.3043 or email shelby@shelbyforsythia.com. Join my private Facebook group, The Grief Growers' Garden to continue the conversation on life after loss.

E89: Second Firsts with Christina Rasmussen

E89: Second Firsts with Christina Rasmussen