Embracing the Shift: From Less to Free with Alisha Saavedra

What does it look like to live an unexpectedly childfree life? I am navigating through some of the big grief of infertility and feeling some shifts happening, but I’m not sure what that means for me. Where do I go from here? If you have had similar thoughts, you are not alone. This presentation will share what it can be like to embrace the shifts and transitions when considering the possibilities of having a childfree perspective.

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Jul 17 2022


3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Jul 17 2022
  • Time: 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm


  • Alisha Saavedra
    Alisha Saavedra
    Childless Advocate

    Alisha Saavedra (she/her) is embracing her childlessness and living a childfree after infertility life. She unexpectedly had two chemical pregnancies which ended in miscarriage. After seeking treatment and having no explanation for her infertility, she embarked on a complex healing journey where her trauma and childless grief intersected.

    Since declaring to live childfree after infertility, Alisha has grown in strength and confidence to share unapologetically about what it is like to not further a pursuit to parenthood. She has been featured in an episode of the (un)Ripe podcast where she shares her particular perspective as an only child childless individual.

    As a healthcare professional, Alisha is a certified child life specialist and currently works as a university professor at the graduate level. Her education and clinical training in psychosocial support, grief and trauma, and advocacy for inclusion gives her a unique dual lens as a support provider while also recognizing her personal experiences as a patient.

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