infertility struggles

‘You sure you want to eat that? You’d be so pretty if you lost weight.’ I watched girls develop cute figures, get boobs and boyfriends, while I hid behind baggy clothes.’: Binge eating disorder warrior details emotional 140-pound weight loss journey

“I wanted so badly to fit in that when a boy I liked asked me out I was so excited I didn’t even think about it and said yes! But my excitement was short lived, only to find out he was dared to do it and said he’d never go out with a ‘lard a–‘ like me. In 2019, I was tired of not enjoying my life. I wanted to get healthy, for ME.”

‘Two weeks after I lost my baby, I was staring at a screen saying, ‘That’s our baby.’ The ultrasound tech said, ‘You’re right, it is, and it grew.’: Woman details healing journey after 23 miscarriages

“I awoke in pain. ‘God, if this is serious, please let me know!’ Not a second later, my color drained. Pouring sweat, every ounce of energy left my body. ‘We have to get you to the hospital! We don’t have time to wait!’ The look on my husband’s face confirmed it: I was dying.”

‘I’m actually not due for another 4 weeks.’ I threw my phone across the bed. The desire to add to our family didn’t just go away.’: After infertility battle, mom births 2 miracle babies

“’When do you think you’ll have more kids?’ I spent every day thinking about it, worrying about it. It was exhausting. All our eggs were literally in 1 basket, and it failed, again. I shredded anything that said the birth mother’s name. ‘I WILL have a baby this year.’”

‘I was 6 weeks postpartum from a pregnancy that ended with me giving the baby up. ‘What’s wrong with me?’ I sat, tears rolling down my face.’: Surrogate says ‘there is no greater joy than making somebody else a mama’

“As it turns out, you can’t just walk into a fertility clinic and get knocked up with someone else’s baby on a whim. Next thing I knew, I was getting embryos transferred to my uterus from a couple I had only met on Skype. The intended mother stood at the foot of my hospital bed with one hand over her mouth. She held her breath as they lay his newborn body on my chest.”

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