Episode 73 Expecting Sunshine with Alexis Marie Chute

After the loss of her son, Alexis Marie Chute experienced tremendous grief. She is now trying to start an open dialogue about grief with her book “EXPECTING SUNSHINE A journey of grief, healing, and pregnancy after loss.”

Topics Covered In This Episode:

  • What inspired you to write this book?
  • Can you tell me how you met your husband?
  • What was having your daughter like?
  • When you did you get pregnant with our son Zachary?
  • What was that pregnancy like?
  • What is Baby Before birth?
  • When did you find out something was wrong?
  • What was your response to the news?
  • How did you feel being pregnant knowing you were going to lose your son?
  • What happened at your son’s birth?
  • What was your response after your son was born?
  • How did your husband handle everything?
  • How did this impact your marriage?
  • Did Hannah understand what was going on?
  • What was your “year of distraction?”
  • Did you go to a support group?
  • How did that help you?
  • What is PTSD? And how did you realize you had it?
  • How did you deal with these emotions?
  • When did you feel comfortable to try to get pregnant again?
  • Can you tell us about your decision to plant trees for your son?
  • How did you feel when you found out you were pregnant?
  • Was this pregnancy more difficult for you emotionally?
  • How did you feel when you had doctor appointments?
  • How did you feel going back to “Baby before birth?”
  • Was there a point in your pregnancy that you felt comfortable that everything was going to be ok?
  • How did you feel when your second son, Eden was born?
  • Is there anything that people can say that would help someone going through a similar situation?
  • What do you feel helped you cope the most?
  • How do you feel now about everything that you went through?
  • Is there something you wish you had known at that time that would have helped you?
  • How can someone get ahold of you/your book etc?