I Am Strong

A Breastfeeding Mother’s Will Knows No Bounds {I Am Strong; Anxiety, SNS, Donor Milk}

October 3, 2014

I am strong because after 5 hours of intense labor I gave birth to my beautiful 7lb 13oz baby girl without any pain medication. My daughter had difficulty latching but was able to with a nipple shield. I am strong because I suffered from severe postpartum anxiety and didn’t feel connected to my daughter. I […]

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Overcoming Infertility {I Am Strong}

August 14, 2014

I am strong because I experienced things as a child and teenager than no one should ever go through. It took many years for me to be able to forgive those that hurt me. I am strong because I left for the Peace Corps right after college where I met the most amazing man that […]

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Pregnant with Cancer {I Am Strong}

August 11, 2014

{by Heather Wascak} I am strong because I had a natural, 44 hour home birth with my son in 2011. I am strong because when I found out I was pregnant with my second child, I decided to have another home birth. I am strong because I was running throughout my entire second pregnancy, up […]

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Infertility, Twins, and Family {I Am Strong}

July 29, 2014

I am strong because I went through 4 years of infertility, the last 2 of those years were filled with fertility treatments.I am strong because on one of my first fertility treatments I saw the much anticipated faint pink line. I am strong because on the same day that I saw and photographed this line […]

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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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