S2 Episode 5 Twins..How Many of Us Have Them? with Daina Troy (Part 1)

This is part 1 of 3 series episodes where Daina Troy shares with us her journey of having twin Neurodivergent sons. Her birth story and motherhood really amazed us and it shed light on a lot of things that are so glamourized about having twin kids. While we celebrate our kids, our family and our mother so deeply, we also want to bring topics out in the open and share with you the good, the bad and the ugly just as they are – unfiltered. She also shared with us her previous work of working with Afro families for their kids to get into college and stay in college and thrive. Topics Covered:
  • Dr. Troy’s background Never think your identity is deficit A toast to live before the kids A day in a life of a twin mom Using an app to keep track of the twin’s schedule What it’s like being pregnant with twins Dr. Troy’s twin pregnancy journey experience being used in research Dr. Troy’s birth story Hesitation of mothers posting pregnancy news in Social Media when experiencing high-risk pregnancy Wanting to stay independent and put focus and utmost care on the children mothers are carrying towards the end of their pregnancy
About The Show: A Tribe Called Fertility is a platform to share conversations about maternal health, black families and their experiences around fertility. Our mission is to provide support and possible solutions to decrease birth disparities for black babies and maternal mortality outcomes for black women. Read more about the hosts and their birth stories in Our Stories page. About Daina Troy: Daina Troy is mother to Evan and Ethan, 8-year-old neurodiverse twin boys, and resides in South Jersey with her family. She serves as the Associate Director of the Makuu Black Cultural Center, a cultural center of University Life at the University of Pennsylvania for students of the African Diaspora. She co-teaches the History of People of African Descent at the University of Pennsylvania with Dr. Brian Peterson and Rev. Dr. Charles Howard through the Department of Africana Studies. Prior to entering higher education, Ms. Troy enjoyed a career in urban music and marketing in New York City and Los Angeles. A Philly native, Daina loves hip-hop, good vibes, and good people. Connect with Daina: Email: richie17@upenn.edu Connect with Us: Website: https://atribecalledfertility.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/atribecalledfertility/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/atcf_podcast YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMbjB2PHM2LLmc3_rzX0EEw Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/atribecalledfertility References: Gabrielle Union’s story – https://time.com/6096588/gabrielle-union-surrogacy/ Listen to your favorite podcast platforms: Anchor Apple podcasts Google Podcast Pocket Casts Radio Public Spotify
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