I Am Strong

Stopping the Cycle of Abuse {I Am Strong}

July 28, 2014

My name is Ashley, I am 30 years old, and I am strong.I am strong because I was 16 when I became pregnant with my first child. I am strong because I chose to keep him instead of giving him up for adoption.I am strong because I stayed in school, worked part time to pay […]

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Overcoming Anxiety, Depression and Addiction {I Am Strong}

July 28, 2014

Hi my name is Bailey, I am 22 year old new mother. Here is my story: I am strong because I have struggled with anxiety, depression and addiction since I was a teenager. I am strong because I can admit that. I am strong because when I found out I was pregnant at 21 years […]

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I Am Strong {Breastfeeding in a Modern World}

May 7, 2014

I am strong because at 39 weeks and 1 day my son, Brendon was born. I am strong because I endured 24 hours of labor, and only dilated to 5cm and he still hasn’t dropped into the birthing canal. I am strong because after knowing I refused to have a cesarean section, my doctor told […]

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I Am Strong {Premature Birth and 109 Days in NICU}

April 28, 2014

Nicole M. shares the story of her incredible strength and how she endured her daughter’s premature birth and early separation. “I am strong because after a traumatic birth experience with my son we still wanted to expand our family. I am strong because after the devastating loss of a pregnancy in 2011 we surprisingly found […]

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I Am Strong {Because I Am A Mom}

March 18, 2014

I am strong because I got pregnant after being married for only a few months. I was told I would never be able to carry a baby inside my womb and it live. I am strong because I prayed for my child every night. Because I had three previous miscarriages because of my unique issues. I […]

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Infertility, Homebirth, Tongue Tie {I Am Strong}

March 13, 2014

I am strong because after two years of marriage, my husband and I were diagnosed with infertility so severe we’re unlikely to ever conceive a child naturally. I am strong because I was told we’d need in-vitro fertilization (IVF) to conceive a child: a costly ($10,000-$15,000) procedure that is only successful in fewer than 30% […]

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The Best Laid Plans Often Go Astray {I Am Strong}

March 12, 2014

“The best laid plans often go astray”. Those words couldn’t be truer when it comes to the pregnancy and birth of my second son, Daxton. In October of 2012, Matt and I made a huge decision – we were going to move to Texas. Both of our families lived on the west coast, in California […]

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I Am Strong {Because We Have Each Other}

March 3, 2014

I am strong because the day I unexpectedly found out I was pregnant I dropped all of my anxiety medicine cold turkey, even though the doctor was against it. I am strong because I started pouring blood at 18 weeks and thought I lost my baby. I am strong because I was sent to a […]

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I am Strong {28 Weeks}

February 22, 2014

I am strong because I wasn’t afraid to get pregnant, even though I have Type 1 Diabetes. I am strong because I have never been healthier than when I was pregnant. I am strong because I advocated for myself when the nurses said my blood pressure was nothing to worry about. I am strong because […]

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I Am Strong by Ariana {Birth Without Fear}

February 17, 2014

I am strong because I lost my first baby in April 2011 when I had a miscarriage at the age of 18. I am strong because when I lost my baby I was living in Belgium with only my boyfriend to support me. I am strong because 2 months after losing my baby I was […]

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