Ep 14: Mother's Day Episode: When Motherhood Feels Elusive: Overcoming Infertility
Updated: May 28, 2020
For our Mother's Day episode, we wanted to take a different approach and acknowledge that motherhood doesn't come easy for everyone. About ten in 100 (6.1 million) women in the United States ages 15–44 have difficulty becoming pregnant or staying pregnant, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-- which means Mother's Day can be an emotional and difficult day for so many. That's why we asked our special guest, Shonita Roy, mother, wife, and Women's Ministry Leader at Friendship Church Outreach Ministries to join us and share her 10-year journey to motherhood and her triumph over infertility. Persistent, giving, and unstoppable are just a few words that describe Shonita Roy. A native of the nation's capital who now resides in Fort Washington, Maryland, with her husband Dameion (and their twin daughters - Samara, Damiya) she exemplifies vigor, style, and strength coupled with a godly lifestyle and uncompromising principles. Shonita has been able to introduce hard and taboo topics of conversation to the Women of the church, such as divorce, domestic abuse, suicide, mental illness, you name it, they cried, strengthened and healed from it. A woman with wit and passion and kinship as a change agent is well on her way to making an even greater impact on the lives that she encounters, and we believe she will make an impact today with this special episode. In this episode, we talk about the heartache women face when they find out they have infertility issues, and Shonita shares her coping strategies and how she found faith to continue her journey that ended with two beautiful twin girls. Her story will inspire and bless us all. So, grab your coffee and join us for this candid Mother's Day conversation.