The Story Of Amani Haydar

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The Story Of Amani Haydar

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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    Host: Mia Freedman. You can find Mia on Instagram here and get her newsletter here.

    Executive Producer: Elissa Ratliff

    Assistant Producer: Lucy Neville 

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