Preeclampsia

‘Dropping off my 5-month-old for a nap, a car came flying through the intersection. We spun 360 degrees. 25 years later, I still smell the burning airbags.’: Bereaved mom details grief journey

“The phone rang. This poor woman from a local charity was going on and on about how I must donate. Something inside me cracked. I exploded, ‘I DONATED MY SON’S ORGANS THIS YEAR AND IT’S ALL I’LL BE DONATING FOR QUITE SOME TIME.’ Anger was rearing its ugly head.”

‘How could this happen?’ One ovary and one fallopian tube, I saw two lines plain as day on the pregnancy test.’: Woman with partial hysterectomy, HELLP Syndrome delivers 1-pound miracle baby 

“‘Your breathing sounds like you’re under water.’ I remember going to sleep, but I didn’t wake up. When I opened my eyes, I motioned for my husband to bring me something to write with. I vividly remember asking, ‘Did our baby die?’ My husband answered, ‘No.’ And then I asked, ‘Did I die?’ I spent 24 hours in between two worlds, praying for a miracle.”

‘You can’t be pregnant…can you?’ I was an 18-year-old with an IUD in cancer remission. My chances after chemo were next to zero. ‘Of course not mom,’ I laughed.’: Teen mom births 1-pound miracle preemie after cancer, preeclampsia battle

“Next thing I know, I’m in the doctor’s office with a positive pregnancy test and a little 10-weeks fetus flickering on the screen. I went to the gynecologist to find my IUD dangling from my cervix. In my heart, I knew this was something special.”

‘Congrats!’ No! You don’t understand! I felt awful wishing I wasn’t pregnant. I had one test, and I took it. Life would be much easier.’: Pro-life mom adjusts attitude after surprise pregnancy

“He asked, ‘Are you?’ Softly I said, ‘I am.’ I was shaking, crying, and hyperventilating. The baby I wasn’t sure I even WANTED, might not survive. All while thinking, ‘Life would be so much easier without being pregnant.’ I don’t swear much, but I definitely swore in that moment.”

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