Stories of Hope

Trisomy 18, Carrying to Term, Practical Help + Honest Hope | Episode 047 with Laura Moore on The Joyful Mourning Podcast | A podcast for women who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss. |

Episode 47

Listen in as I chat with Laura Moore — a mama who endured the heartbreaking journey of knowing the baby she carried would most likely not live more than a few hours, days at the most, after birth.

Laura’s son Hudson was diagnosed with Trisomy 18 and in this episode she shares honestly about her pregnancy, what it was like to prepare for his birth and the tangible ways she did so, how she celebrated his life while he was alive and why maternity photos were incredibly meaningful to her.

Laura talks very specifically about the resources that were most helpful to her as she planned for Hudson’s birth (and I have linked to those below) as well as how she went about planning a funeral for her son and the role her friends and family played in that process. Laura also spends some time recounting the day her son was born and marvels at what a beautiful day that was.

If you or someone you love is walking the journey of carrying a baby that will not live beyond birth — this episode is both practically helpful and honestly hopeful. I pray that no matter what brought you here today, this episode would serve as a reminder that you are never, ever alone in this journey and that you are more loved than you could ever imagine.


Trisomy 18, Carrying to Term, Practical Help + Honest Hope | Episode 047 with Laura Moore on The Joyful Mourning Podcast | A podcast for women who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss. |

Meet Laura

Laura Moore lives in Greenville, SC with her husband of six years, Andrew. She and Andrew are parents to Hudson in heaven, who was born on October 26, 2018. By day, she works in the corporate world as a Financial Advisor. Outside of work, you’ll likely find her reading, writing, spending time in the kitchen, or staying active in one way or another.

You can learn more about Laura by following along via Instagram: @lauramoore1014

Trisomy 18, Carrying to Term, Practical Help + Honest Hope | Episode 047 with Laura Moore on The Joyful Mourning Podcast | A podcast for women who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss. |



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