Season 2 Episode 12: Difficult Pregnancies are Worth It

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Today’s show is honestly full of messy roads, but my guest, Kate Woolley, shares her story in a way that highlights the joys she experienced on the way. Kate had what her doctor called the most difficult naturally conceived pregnancy he had ever seen. From her water breaking at 16 weeks to extended bed rest and then her son arriving two months early, Kate had to go through the wringer. Not only was her pregnancy difficult, but Kate also experienced a miscarriage with her first pregnancy. Kate suffered so many setbacks, but at the end of the day, she knows it was worthwhile because she has an amazing son! Kate has so many unique experiences and perspectives to bring to the table, so I knew I needed to have her on the show! 

In addition to her inspiring story, Kate is going to tell us all about her gorgeous greeting cards that she has created. These cards are inspired by the difficulties she experienced after miscarriage as a way to bring something good into the world. The Noble Paperie is all about joining together and supporting women in the middle of their grief! Make sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook to find out how you can win some of Kate’s greeting cards for free! 

You never figure out parenting. You just keep being patient and figure it out day by day.
— Kate Woolley

Show Highlights:

  • Kate shares the difficulties of having a missed miscarriage and a difficult second pregnancy. 
  • What it’s like to have your water break at 16 weeks and the risks involved. 
  • Hospitalized bed rest isn’t as great as it might sound! 
  • Kate explains all the complications that happened during her pregnancy. 
  • Why doctors try to have you wait for 36 weeks during high-risk pregnancies. 
  • The crazy story of the 5-minute C-section. 
  • There is a connection between DNC and Kate’s particular condition. 
  • Having a support system is incredibly helpful when going through a miscarriage. 
  • You have to be able to navigate your individual story. 
  • Find the OB that works for you! 
  • Kate shares why working during her bed rest and hospital stay was so valuable for her. 
  • Reading positive birth stories can help you work through fear during pregnancy. 
  • How Noble Paperie came to be, and why the cards speak to women on the Messy Roads of Motherhood. 

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After a miscarriage, and then a complicated pregnancy that landed me 40+ days of hospitalized bedrest, an emergency C-section, and a 34-day NICU stay for our son, I suddenly found myself with a need to give back to the community that tirelessly supported me during those difficult times in my life. As designer by trade and a lover of all things snail-mail, it only seemed right to start designing my own line of greeting cards. I launched my first 6 cards in July of 2016, with a clear focus on supporting women struggling through miscarriage, infertility, and pregnancy-related issues with loving and witty paper products.

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