E2: "An Unapologetic Mumzi Chat about Miscarriages" with Tony Nominee Robyn Hurder
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This week on The Bizzimumzi Podcast Ashley is joined in conversation by Robyn Hurder. Robyn is an American musical theatre actress. She is best known for originating the role of Nini in the Broadway production of Moulin Rouge!, a performance for which she was nominated for the 2020 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. She has performed in the Broadway shows Nice Work If You Can Get It (2012–2013), Grease (2007–2008), The Wedding Singer (2006), and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (2005). She has taken part in a number of regional productions and Encores stagings, and the national tours of A Chorus Line (2010), Spamalot (2006), and Starlight Express (2003–2004). 

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In this episode, you will hear about Robyn’s pregnancy and career. She talks about her son Hudson and how he means all the world to her. Robyn talks about her miscarriage and how she felt so alone and how her circle had helped and encouraged her to keep on going. You will also hear how Robyn handled postpartum. Keep listening till the end as Robyn shares mommy advice to expecting moms and to those who’ve been through a miscarriage.

In this show you will hear: 

  • How Robyn’s pregnancy affected her career. She talks about loving being pregnant despite having to sacrifice everything during that time.
  • Robyn gives pointers to new mothers and stresses why having a circle of friends and loved ones is so important.
  • How Robyn coped with the hardest year of her life — the first year after having her son— and how it impacted her career as a dancer.
  • Robyn’s miscarriage, how it affected her personal and professional life, and why she is thankful for her circle of loved ones who were there for her in that time.
  • Robyn’s postpartum experience, including how she coped and the impact it had in her life.

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The Bizzimumzi Podcast is brought to you by coffee-infused host Ashley Verma. This show is created to share all the ups, downs and all arounds of being a mom, owning a successful business and truly managing being an un-single single mom, attempting to balance all aspects of family life! 

Each week Ashley will be joined by a fellow inspiring, thriving and surviving Bizzimumzi - who will share their own journey. This podcast is your weekly opportunity to take a deep breath as we try to navigate the wild world of parenting; think of this podcast as the safe space where we are not too hard on ourselves, we share our humility and relish in overcoming the inevitable failures that simply happen. This is a show for those Mom’s that are not trying to be shiny and filtered. This is a podcast for those who are unapologetically, at their best and worst, Bizzimumzi’s! 

Key Takeaway:

  • Robyn’s pregnancy, miscarriage, up until the first year after having her son was very demanding on her body and mind.


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