Episode #48: My Journey With and Through Pregnancy Loss w/ Elisabeth Kraus

Before we get started we would like to do a land acknowledgment. Mandi and Naomi live in the traditional lands of the hinonoeino biitoowu (Arapaho), Tsesthoe (Cheyenne), and Nuu-agha-Tuvu-pu (Ute).
Elisabeth Kraus is a native of Washington state, where she lives with her partner, Demetrius, and their 3 shared daughters. Having spent most of her career working, teaching, and publishing in Higher Education, life took surprising turns when her sons Isaac, John, and Malcolm did not survive their births. Naturally, this heart-breaking experience opened her heart and research interests to the disparities in maternal healthcare in the US, and she decided that she wanted to help.
Elisabeth joined us to speak about her experience through late-term pregnancy loss and how she has found her mission in speaking out on the topics of pregnancy loss, the grey area of late-term abortion, inequality in healthcare for women of color, and her mission to help others both to prevent loss and who have experienced pregnancy loss.
Elisabeth serves as the President of the Rosemary Foundation for Maternal Care, while also teaching at a local University and working with her two sisters on various global Early Intervention healthcare initiatives. In her, albeit limited, spare time, Elisabeth loves to read, play her piano, travel (the beach is particularly close to her heart), and enjoy her daughters’ growing up.
Connect with Elisabeth Kraus:
Published Works:
“Teacher, Mother, Scholar: Re-envisioning Motherhood in the Academy”
Podcast series with “Vote Common Good:”
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