For some women the road to pregnancy includes a wild night of passion, but for so many more the road to pregnancy is a process. A process filled with fears, doubts, shame, financial burden, medical intervention, support and hope.
About 10 percent of women (6.1 million) in the US ages 15-44 have difficulty getting pregnant or staying pregnant, according to the CDC. Today’s episode is for the 6.1 million women who have had and the millions of women who will experience difficulty with conceiving and birthing a child. Myself and today’s guest, Shalmeka Sweet, are part of the 6.1 million women. This episode is for us.
Shalmeka is a Counseling Faculty member at South Mountain Community College teaching an array of psychology and counseling classes along with providing counseling services to students. She is also co-host of The Beyond Conception podcast, in which, she her husband share their 9-year infertility journey with a dose of faith, hope, love, and laughter to help couples conceptualize everything that is beyond their conception
Want to connect with Shalmeka?
Visit her on IG: be_conception
Listen to her podcast: The Beyond Conception Podcast on all major podcast platforms
RESOURCES AND TOOLS
Black Midwife services in Phoenix Metropolitan Area:
LaKisa Muhammad IG : amothersworth
Arizona Black Birth Workers of Color IG: arizonabirthworkersofcolor
The Black OBGYN Project IG: theblackobgynproject
Resolve IG: resolveorg
Book on PCOS
M.D., F. W., & Ryan, G. (2006). A Patient’s Guide to PCOS: Understanding–and Reversing–Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (1st ed.). Holt Paperbacks.
Naturopathic Medicine in Pheonix Metropolitan Area:
Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences
*The Sugar Free Podcast does not endorse any of these resource, nor has it utilized any of these services and thus cannot attest to their credibility, fitness or effectiveness. Please do your own research prior to engaging a healthcare professional.
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Hosts & Guests
Sydnee Mack (Host)
Shalmeka Sweet (Guest)
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