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‘Your results are ready.’ I clicked the email, braced myself for it to say ‘boy.’ PINK confetti lit up the screen.’: Woman welcomes first daughter after 5 sons, 3 miscarriages

“The second you see that plus sign, you’re already planning what life will look like with this child. You imagine who they will look like, what they will grow up to do, even the details of their wedding plays in your head. Myself and countless women know the reality of having this taken away in an instant.”

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‘A coworker smiled. ‘Just look at that belly!’ Then an intrusive voice in my mind said, ‘Your belly stopped growing a week ago.’: Woman discovers stillbirth after trusting gut instincts

“The blood drained from my face. I excused myself, went back to my desk, and cried. I decided at that moment, I needed help managing these thoughts. I didn’t just need assurance that everything was fine; it was not fine, these thoughts were not fine. And I needed them to go away.”

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