Welcome to birth trauma stories Podcast

The trauma team

Cathy Garrett

Amniotic Fluid Embolism  & Stroke  Survivor

Postpartum Endometritis Survivor

Perinatal Trauma & Maternal Health Advocate

Hello! Welcome to our page! I'm Cathy. I have been married to my wonderful husband Eli for 7 years and we have two little girls. I have worked in a variety of fields from horseback riding instructor to nanny, but all of them have to do with caretaking and that flows perfectly into my role as a mom. It sounds cheesy but it is truly my favorite role thus far! 

Although the last four years of motherhood have been challenging, to say the least! During labor with my second daughter we suffered an amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) which very well could have killed both my daughter and I.   Recovery (both mentally and physically) has been long, exhausting, hard, but so so worth it. It is worth it because of the tangible ways in which the Lord has shown up for me and my family! As more time goes by I am fighting to get back as much of my life back as possible.  I will never be the person I was, but I'm learning to love this new version of myself! 

God placed this podcast on my heart a fewyears ago, but I needed more time to heal and get stronger before starting this venture. I wanted to create a safe space for parents to process their perinatal trauma experiences. While my sister has ventured on new ventures, she will always be a part of that first season; and hey, maybe she'll guest again!

 Thanks for stopping by!  

He will cover you with his pinions and under his wings you will find refuge. His faithfulness is a shield and buckler. 

Psalm 91:4