EPISODE 9

Good Timing/Bad Timing

Finding Joy In & Beyond the Circumstances

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Season 2, Episode 9: Good Timing/Bad Timing: Finding Joy In & Beyond the Circumstances

Episode Description: Having a plan for pregnancy and parenting comes in handy. But what happens when things move differently than expected and you have to make adjustments? Deidra Washington and her husband Mike know all about scrapping plan A and finding the beauty in plan B. In this episode, the Florida-based mother and father of two girls get real with Kimberly about facing fears, ditching tradition, and loving hard for the next generation. Grab your tissues because you might find yourself getting teary-eyed listening to this couple’s story of teamwork, family, love, and future-building.

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Birthright is funded by the California Health Care Foundation and the Commonwealth Fund.

About

Deidra Washington is a mother of two free-spirited little girls, ages 2 and 4. She is married to a brilliant and supportive man of almost eight years. As a professional, she previously worked as a nutritionist for the Florida Health Department’s WIC program. She’s currently an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and also holds the credential of CLC (Certified Lactation Counselor). Deidra is the owner of Love On Top Lactation LLC, where she provides breastfeeding support for families worldwide through virtual care and in-home services in the Tampa Bay, Florida area. She also works in her community with a non-profit organization that provides free lactation help to families.

Mike Washington is a husband, father of two daughters, and has 10+ years of experience in the Pharmaceutical & Life Science industry. He’s a practice lead for PwC Computer Software Assurance (CSA) program focusing on the paradigm shift from compliance centric to risk-based mindset adhering to 21 CFR Part 11 regulations. Prior to joining PwC, Michael worked for Bausch & Lomb Pharmaceuticals operations as a Senior Supervisor and QC Chemist.

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