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‘My miscarriage crushed me. I screamed and cried in the nursery closet, clenching my son’s wubby so hard my palms bled. I was inconsolable.’

“Now you’re left exhausted, thinking what the hell did we just do? Am I an imposter because I failed? I flipped my mindset. It felt good to dive into something again, which started with ripping up all the carpet in the upstairs of our house. There was no sense in avoiding a room meant for a nursery when I could change it into a usable space.”

‘We’re labeled ‘career women.’ It’s assumed we’re ‘being too picky.’ Passing by a new mother and her infant would rattle my womb.’: 42-year-old says ‘I have to defend why I’m not a mother when it’s all I ever wanted’

“When you’re over 35 and heartbroken over a breakup with the guy you hoped would be ‘the one’ or watch your close friends go on to their second or third pregnancy, it’s unbearable. The grief over never becoming a mother is one I will never get over.”

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