Attachment trauma, anxiety, perfectionism, and experiences of infertility, pregnancy, and parenthood – just some of the topics I dive into with today’s guest, Kayla Estenson Williams.
Kayla is a Licensed Marriage and Family who’s personally experienced the ups and downs of infertility, pregnancy, and postpartum, and is deeply connected to how important it is to receive support during these phases of life.
In today’s episode, Kayla shares parts of her journey through infertility and how she learned to be present in the process.
Three things you’ll learn about in this episode:
- Attachment trauma and how it might be showing up in our relationships
- The impact infertility and pregnancy loss can have on our mental and emotional health
- How to hold space for our healing during difficult times
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“There is so much grief with any kind of fertility struggle. We are grieving this potential future we had in mind, right? I know for me, when I wasn’t sure if we would get pregnant, I was like, ‘I don’t know if I’m going to be able to become a mom or be able to become a mom in the way that I was thinking I would be.’ There was grief around every failed cycle, grief around failed treatment, grief for any pregnancy losses that happen along the way. And sometimes on the outside, people don’t fully see that or understand it because it’s not this tangible thing.” – Kayla Estenson Williams, LMFT