I Am Strong

A Mother Survives Two Strokes Post Partum and in Pregnancy

August 20, 2013

I am 36 and a survivor of 2 strokes. My first stroke was 7 months after the birth of my first son, I was 34.  I had a normal pregnancy and a vaginal birth in a hospital after 31 hours of labor. Due to my first stroke, my husband and I decided that it was […]

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I Am Strong {Survival from an abusive relationship}

August 20, 2013

My name is Caroline, and I am strong, because at 20 I got pregnant with a man whom had physically and mentally abused me for over a year. He had hit me, kicked me and verbally abused me. The pregnancy was obviously unintended, and I didn’t find out until I was 4 months pregnant, because […]

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I Am Strong {Cesarean Birth and Attempted VBAC}

August 6, 2013

I am strong because I went into my first birth with no plan and ended up laboring and pushing naturally… I am strong because my baby was posterior and I had horrible back labor… I am strong because I pushed for three hours and she when she wouldn’t descend I ended up in the OR […]

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I Am Strong {Loss, PTSD, and Healing}

July 26, 2013

I am strong because I’ve had 4 miscarriages. We lost our first one at 9 weeks. Our second, ten days after my dad died, on my husbands birthday. We went in for an ultrasound and there was no heartbeat. I needed an emergency D&C. I am strong because I became pregnant again with our son […]

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I Am Strong {Adri}

July 21, 2013

I am strong because I labored for 45 hours and pushed for 2.5 hours in the comfort of my own home with my husband and midwives, only to be transferred to the hospital because of a swollen cervix. I am strong because the doctors considered me a ‘trauma patient’ in need of a c-section, and […]

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I Will Birth My Baby {Out Of My Vagina!}

June 25, 2013

I am STRONG because I spent 9. 5 years since my first babies traumatic birth educating myself and becoming informed. 7. 5 years since my sons unnecessary, failed induction leading to my second cesarean, I learnt to trust my body. I am STRONG because I knew I wanted a VBA2C, I also wanted a Homebirth […]

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{BWF Self Love Project}

June 3, 2013

I decided to start a project. Something similar to our {I Am Strong} posts that we share on the blog and Facebook. What’s fun about this is it will be specifically for our Instagram. {BWF Self Love Project} We are encouraging mothers to take a step back, stop that negative self talk, and love who […]

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Born Too Soon {A Story Of Loss and Life After Birthing Micro-Preemie Babies}

June 1, 2013

[Trigger warning: This post contains loss] A heartfelt thank you to Abby, for sharing your stories with us xxx In 2008 I was thrilled that after 3 years I was finally pregnant. My excitement grew when I had my first ultrasound and found out I had twins, although it was also tainted with fear. I […]

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I Am Strong because {A story of multiple losses to get to the Rainbow}

June 1, 2013

I am strong because at 21 years old we found out I was pregnant with twin boys. It was only a year before that I lost a baby girl at 16 weeks. Not only was I high risk for having a blood clotting disorder my twin boys were identical and shared a placenta. I am […]

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{I am strong} and this is why…

May 27, 2013

I am strong because my son was born at 39wks 5days & everything seemed normal. I am strong because I spent my first week home on bed rest. I am strong because my 2nd & 3rd week home I had bronchitis, laryngitis & a bladder infection. I’m strong because at his one month check up […]

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