Children

‘He was going to lose his high school sweetheart the day his daughter was born. I crashed after my C-section.’: Woman survives ‘silent killer’ Peripartum Cardiomyopathy after childbirth

“I died after delivering my daughter. I flatlined for about 36 hours. Eventually, my heart began to beat on its own again. When my daughter was 2 weeks old, I was able to meet her for the first time since delivery. I had retrograde amnesia, memory loss even before the traumatic event. ‘What happened to Mommy?,’ my 2-year-old son asked. I was truly given my life back.”

‘I am your birth mother. Please know the decision I made at 19 was the biggest mistake of my life.’: Woman finds birth mother after years of wondering

“I wept until I had no tears left. I mean, ugly cried. I was sitting in the front seat of my car with no tissues. I was shaking and overwhelmed with relief, joy, and fear. I pulled myself together and sent her a text message. When I called her the next morning, she answered quickly. ‘Hi Samantha, thank you for reaching out to me.'”

‘I didn’t come home with a baby, but I still gave birth.’

“I write this for the mom about to go through this. I write this for her, so she might be able to mentally prepare for the oddity of wanting congratulations in such a sad time. I write this to prepare her for the desire to celebrate her child’s life, while she’s mourning that very life.”

‘I have no idea how many weeks I am. I never had my period.’: Woman suffers two consecutive miscarriages, urges others to ‘stop asking couples when they’re going to have kids’

“My friend said, ‘I have this weird feeling you’re pregnant.’ I laughed. ‘No way, I have not even gotten my period yet.’ Sure enough, those two lines showed up. WHAT? I immediately called my husband. ‘Are you kidding me?’ After an hour, a nurse told me, ‘You picked the wrong day to come here. Monday’s are busy.’ My husband, getting frustrated, looked at me and said, ‘I’m going to get the truck. We’re not staying here.’”

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