Updated: Apr 3
This week I’m beyond excited to be joined by my very best friend on the podcast, Brittany Hook. As an only child, Brittany is the closest thing I have to a sister and I’m so proud of her for sharing her story on this episode. Brittany is typically more of a behind the scenes gal but in this episode she decided to bare it all and speak her truth. The result? A deep discussion on unmet expectations, the grief that comes from things or events that you plan and hope for that don’t turn out how you had them in mind, and a whole lot of vulnerability.
Brittany and I discuss the excitement around her first pregnancy that resulted in miscarriage, navigating pregnancy and postpartum in a Covid world and the heaviness that comes with it, unmet and unexpected expectations that come after birth such as breastfeeding and c-sections, the loss of Betty White, Khloe Kardashian’s unmet expectations, and more!
The impact miscarriage imprints and how people really don’t understand unless they’ve been through it
The insensitivities of words used around miscarriage and how damaging they are
Why she had a difficult time acknowledging her second pregnancy out of fear
Her second miscarriage and the differences in emotions between the two
The struggles of dealing with judgements around parenting
Turning to therapy and medication when it comes to grief
Betty White and Khloe Kardahian: Unmet expectations in the pop culture space
**This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Visit www.BetterHelp.com/SSFYL for 10% off your first month of therapy**
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