Infertility & Loss Support Group
Emily Nelson is an advertising guru momma working full-time in Detroit who leads a vegetarian lifestyle. Her and her husband met in high school and now live in Northville, with their son Asher and rescue pup Monk. Their lives took a tragic turn when they lost their first child, Veda. With the outpouring of support from family, friends and a community of other women sharing similar devastation, she was able to piece things together and begin healing. She hopes to create a safe place to help others since learning first-hand the positive impact that can have. In her free time, she loves to enjoy the outdoors and the little moments in life.Jesse Sutherland is an infertility warrior and loss mom who lives in Royal Oak with her husband, rescue pup, Clyne, and their double rainbow baby, Gus. She works mostly from home as a full-time video producer and production manager. Jesse and her husband struggled for nearly 4 years (and endured two first-trimester losses) before she was able to have a successful full-term pregnancy. She’s an expert at peeing on sticks and has been through medicated cycles, IUIs, IVF and all sorts of other voodoo magic to try to conceive. Jesse has past experience hosting support groups throughout her journey and looks forward to being surrounded by a community who gets her. She wishes no one had to be part of this crappy club, but, since she knows she can’t change that, she’s hoping to help others find understanding and belonging amongst others struggling.Jill Marchioni is a wife and mother to one sweet & sassy toddler and two angels in heaven. She’s a graduate of Michigan State University, currently living in Farmington Hills, who worked in marketing before becoming a full-time SAHM. She has experience coping with depression, anxiety, grief (tied to pregnancy loss) and other miscellaneous health problems. She’s an open book when it comes to sharing the ups and downs she’s encountered along her journey. Throughout her struggles, she found support from other women to be an instrumental part of her healing process and she’s passionate about connecting with other women going through similar situations in hopes they can find healing, too.Steffanie Marshall is a wife and stay-at-home mama to three sweet little boys (Jonthan, Nicholas & Lucas) and elderly dog, Sadie. However, her road to motherhood wasn’t an easy one. After a year of taking various supplements, charting temperatures, and peeing on ovulation sticks she was finally diagnosed with infertility. She endured five rounds of IVF, an ectopic pregnancy, and countless miscarriages before being blessed with three rainbow babies. Throughout her years of infertility she felt extremely isolated. She turned to support groups to help cope with her feelings of grief and hopelessness. Steffanie is delighted to pay it forward by building a community to support our local infertility warriors and loss mamas. No one should struggle alone.