Episode 67: Preeclampsia: One couple’s story of grief, guilt & healing
Guest: Steve & Kelly Gurvis, NICU and bereaved parents
As we continue our four-part series on pre-eclampsia, this couple’s story about infertility, guilt, grief and healing will touch you, particularly NICU dads who often feel unseen in their loss.
In this episode, we chat about:
- Was your pregnancy considered high-risk from the beginning?
- When were you given a preeclampsia diagnosis?
- What do you want people to know about your experience with preeclampsia?
- How do you honor the life of your baby?
- As a couple, what did you learn about your marriage through this experience?
- Steve, what message do you have for NICU dads who might find themselves in a similar situation?
- What’s your best advice to a couple who has received a preeclampsia diagnosis or suffered infant loss?
Steve and Kelly Gurvis have been married for 24 years and have three sons: two living and one beautiful angel baby, Liam Anthony. They run their own businesses and stay active honoring Liam in every way possible. Steve and Kelly reside just outside of Chicago.
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