I Am Strong Because…

I Am Strong – MoMo Twins

March 1, 2016

I am strong, because the day the test finally said, “Schwanger” (pregnant) was the best day of my life. I am strong, because I had a solid plan for a natural pregnancy and birth. I am strong, because my seven week ultrasound showed two heart beats, but only one amniotic sac. I am strong, because […]

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I Am Strong – Because of Hudson

February 29, 2016

I am strong, because I was told I would never have children. I am strong, because I have Endometriosis, PCOS, and Lupus. I am strong, because in 2013 I became pregnant. I am strong, because throughout my pregnancy I was hospitalized numerous times for problems stemming from lupus. I am strong, because a week before […]

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I Am Strong – A Premature Birth Story

February 26, 2016

I had my birth completely planned out to the smallest detail: I had a midwife, a birth center, a natural birth plan. Everything was perfect. At six weeks until my due date I woke up to my water being broken, I had to rush to the nearest hospital without my midwife and with all plans […]

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I Am Strong – VBAC Without Fear

February 24, 2016

There are a number of reasons why I am strong. At 17 I became pregnant. At three months pregnant and only a few weeks after my 18th birthday, my daughter’s father threw me out. I felt like garbage – abandoned and alone. How would I raise a child just out of high school? I am […]

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I Am Strong {Emily Weber}

December 15, 2015

I am strong because at the age of 19, my husband and I became pregnant with our first child. I am strong because at our first ultrasound we were told that our son would be born with “myelomeningocele”. The most common and most severe form of Spina Bifida. I am strong because on July 05, 2011, […]

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I Am Strong – I Continued to Live

October 19, 2015

I am strong because at 36 weeks, I gave birth to a baby who I knew would not be with me very long. I am strong because at my 20 week ultrasound, there were a few “little things” that looked off and a possibility for Trisomy 21. Even though I am 31 years old and […]

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I Am Strong – Overcoming Abuse and Addiction for Motherhood

September 29, 2015

I am strong because I fell pregnant with my first son at 14 from sexual abuse. After being physically abused and pushed down a flight of stairs I lost my son at 17 weeks gestation, I was torn. I went off the rails and off the grid, developing a drug addiction and experiencing the worst drop in […]

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I Am Strong – Becoming a Mom at 15

September 29, 2015

I was 15. I had just had my last day of freshman year. Summer was starting. Little did I know that night, I became a Mother. That night a little baby started growing inside of me. 17 weeks passed. I was partying still. Not having any symptoms. I was still having periods and only threw […]

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I Am Strong – Enduring 30-Plus Hours of Full Blown Labor

September 28, 2015

I am strong because when I was in labor, I was in back labor for nine hours and wasn’t progressing so I had to go home. I am strong because after laboring another 10 hours at home I went to the doctor to get checked and was in full blown labor but only dilated to 3 cm. […]

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