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On the final episode of Season One of the Double Happiness Multiplied podcast we discuss the different avenues people take to address their grief when things don’t go the way they hoped during their multiple pregnancies.

Alexa Bigwarfe tells us how she turned to advocacy to help her heal following the passing of one of her twin daughters, just two days after her birth.

Scott Beedie gives us a dad’s perspective of the emotional struggle and turmoil he experienced when he was told one of his twin’s hearts had stopped beating t just 21-weeks’ gestation.

And, Psychologist Dr Gretta Little shares some advice on recognising when it’s time you need to get some professional help to deal with your emotions.

Joy and Sorrow

We’ve spoken about the joys and the sorrows of multiple pregnancies throughout Season One of this podcast, and it’s clear each and every person who’s been touched by multiples find their own way to face their realities, whether it’s coming to terms with carrying more than one, two, or three babies or finding out that you won’t be taking one or both of your twins’ home.

Alexa’s Story

After Alexa Bigwarfe’s twin girls were born, she was certain the medical system would fix her daughter who was extremely affected by twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, sadly Kathryn passed away just two days after she was born. Her twin sister Charis had a long journey in the NICU, which saw Alexa turn to advocacy to come to terms with the loss.

“In a nutshell, I started blogging both about my grief and about twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome,”

“I started interviewing other parents and talking with them about their stories, and what I found was that so many situations were so similar to mine,”

“Their doctors were either nonchalant about it, never mentioned it, didn’t give them all...

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