–On February 5th, 2014, I had the distinct pleasure of having a Twitter interview with award-winning novelist, Stephanie Arnold. Stephanie went through 7 rounds of IVF to get pregnant with her second child. She listened to her intuition during her pregnancy in ways that ended up saving her life. Click HERE to see the full Twitter exchange.
–On February 22, 2016, I was honored to publish an article entitled, “This is How I’m Breaking My Silence about My Pregnancy Loss” on Kveller.com. This essay was my attempt to cut through the stigma and shame surrounding pregnancy loss by telling my story. Whether you have suffered a miscarriage, stillbirth, termination for medical reasons, or any other kind of pregnancy loss, you have likely felt the cultural taboo in sharing about your loss with others. Perhaps you even silenced yourself, like I did. Click on this link Kveller.com article to read my story–and the stories of other women and men around the world who bravely shared about their personal losses in response to my post. Please join the conversation by sharing your reactions or your story underneath the Kveller article. You can also find me on Facebook: Michele Weiss, LMFT, Individual, Couple and Family Therapist
–In December 2016, I was honored once again to publish a piece entitled “The New Mishpacha” (which translates to mean “The New Family”) in The Jewish United Federation News. I am on a mission to break the shame and silence surrounding pregnancy loss and infertility. I felt it was important, as part of this mission, to lead by example sharing the deeply personal and painful choice of terminating a pregnancy due to medical reasons (TFMR). I especially wanted to highlight the need in the Jewish community for increased awareness, conversation and support for those suffering in silence. Click on The New Mishpacha (Family) link to read this piece.
–Check out photos from the SHINE BRIGHT event on April 26, 2017. It was a spectacular gathering of women, each with her own story, offering support and care to each other through infertility. I co-sponsored the event with my colleague, Alison Moran, LCSW. You can find the handouts displayed on our beautiful table here: 10 Self-Care Strategies that aren’t Mani-Pedis and Strengthen Connection while Finding Strength in Connection. What a special evening to remember!
–In September 2017, I was honored to be interviewed by Katie O’Connor at Shine: A Light on Fertility. It was a wonderful opportunity to share about my mission to provide more comprehensive support services to women and couples dealing with infertility and perinatal mood disorders, as well as, to break social barriers. I talk about my love of chocolate and The Grateful Dead–and other fun facts about me. Enjoy! Click on Interview with Shine: A Light on Fertility.