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Child Life On Call: Parents of children with an illness or medical condition share their stories with a child life specialist

Sep 22, 2021

I’m so excited to have my friend Starlyn on the show today!  She and her husband have struggled with infertility for years, and she is here to share the miraculous story about having one embryo and ending up with four babies.  Today we will hear all about what it’s like to be pregnant with quadruplets, to be separated from them (and her older daughter) in antepartum, and to be unable to visit them in the NICU due to a natural disaster (the Texas snowstorm in March 2021, plus the COVID-19 pandemic).

In this episode, we talk about…

[3:52] Starlyn’s infertility journey

[5:32] Finding out she was pregnant with quadruplets

[11:16] Gathering information about fetal reduction

[16:28] The antepartum phase during the COVID-19 pandemic

[20:48] Preparing big sister to have four siblings

[24:24] Mentally preparing for surgery

[26:10] Going into labor naturally with quadruplets

[28:47] The babies’ births and first days in the NICU

[34:07] How to speak to moms without shaming

[36:13] What Starlyn has learned since having quadruplets


Connect with Starlyn:

YouTube Channel


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