009: Emily Forrest: Navigating three traumatic pregnancies: Stillbirth, cleft lip, and grace in the healing
In this episode, Emily Forrest and host Katie Roberts have a conversation as Emily unpacks the story of her life from the past five years. Emily shares with such an honest approach and a beautiful sense of humor as she talks through her traumatic, yet life changing pregnancies that include: giving birth to her first baby at just 20 weeks gestation because of Bilateral Renal Agenesis (simply put, he never developed kidneys), having a second baby with a midline defect, and a third baby with Cleft Lip and Palate.
Emily has experienced SO much as she navigates pregnancies and motherhood and researching ALL the terms from doctors that have been thrown at her with each pregnancy. On top of all of this, her and her husband were newly married and over the course of this time, opened four franchise restaurants.
As life has handed Emily a lot of curveballs, you’ll soon hear and realize she doesn’t quit, she owns her season, and she shows bravery like none other. She’s truly inspiring and SO hilarious. Make sure to listen all the way to the end because Emily gives such a beautiful perspective of what life is all about now and what really matters to her after all she’s experienced.