Amani Haydar was five months pregnant and excitedly preparing to become a mother for the first time. But on an ordinary day, Amani’s life changed to a degree she never thought possible. She answered a phone call that sliced everything she thought she knew about her parents, about relationships, about marriage, about love and about her own future - into two very different parts: before and after.
Amani has since written a book about her experience called The Mother Wound, and she joins Mia now to share her powerful story.
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With thanks to Amani Haydar
Find her book, The Mother Wound here.
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