May 23, 2016
Hosted by Michaelene Fredenburg with Co-Host Skyler Christensen
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This episode will feature special guest Martha Diamond, Ph.D. to discuss the concepts of the reproductive story and attachment. Dr. Diamond, an expert in the field of reproductive loss and founding member of The Center for Reproductive Psychology, will bring an in-depth look into the losses that can take place after an abortion. Michaelene and Skyler will also discuss with Dr. Diamond how attachment to an unborn child can begin even before conception, and how that can affect the impact that an abortion experience can have on an individual.
Life After Abortion
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Life After Abortion is designed to open up a conversation about the variety of ways abortion can impact the lives of men, women, family members and friends who have experienced it. Hosts Michaelene Fredenburg and Skyler Christensen, along with their guests, will gently delve into the silent pain that can accompany reproductive grief and loss. In addition to gaining insight into the healing process, listeners will be given practical tools to best care for hurting family members and friends. Show segments include “I Care Tips,” resource highlights, question of the week and featured topics such as reproductive trauma, disenfranchised grief, healing models and safe place language.
Michaelene Fredenburg with Co-Host Skyler Christensen
Michaelene Fredenburg is an author and frequent speaker at universities and events. With 25 years of experience in the area of after abortion care and healing, she has written numerous articles about reproductive grief and loss. Michaelene has participated in over 100 radio and television programs. She has also advocated before United States House and Senate Committee hearings about the need for studies that evaluate the emotional and physical impact of all pregnancy outcomes, and has presented to physician delegates from Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan through the State Department’s International Visitors Program. She is the founder of the Abortion Changes You outreach, which is designed to help hurting men and women who have been touched by abortion.