58: Lori P – “I Felt Alone and Abandoned”

Lori spoke about her experience of becoming a mother as lonely and afraid. Lori talked about her uniqueness of being Jewish and the perspective of the guilt and shame placed on her. Lori experienced many traumas in her life that brought many challenges of “coping in life “.

She spoke about the “voices” in her ear that determined her own voice of asking herself “ if she was worthy. Lori traveled the road of many birth/first mothers of building the courage to “ Speak “ and share her story. She has found her “ Voice “.


  1. Lori Prashker-Thomas on 08/20/2023 at 1:17 PM

    Thank you so much for allowing me and other Birth Mom’s to share our stories!

  2. Sharon Cummins on 08/20/2023 at 3:20 PM

    Lori, thanks so much for this podcast. You are helping so many others with your being so real and open. Having read your book and met you virtually on peer support groups, this recording is just icing on the cake. Yvonne does such a great job as an interviewer, and you both are the greatest. Maybe it meant more to me because my daughter Lori was born 54 years ago today. Thanks again.

  3. Susan Jappinen on 08/20/2023 at 8:07 PM

    This is a great podcast. I highly recommend her book. I know it was not easy for Lori to write this book, but I’m so glad she did. Each person has a story, and hearing and reading someone else story can help in the healing process.

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