Caption: I was three months pregnant in this pic!
In December of 2011, at 5 months pregnant I went into premature labor and gave birth to a little girl who did not have the capacity to survive on her own outside of my womb. Subsequently (THANK GOD!) I found out the issue in order to try to prevent it from ever happening again and now my husband and I are ready to try again.
I decided that I wanted to share my story, because I know that I am not alone. 6.1 million women have difficulty either getting or staying pregnant in the United States.
It takes a lot of strength and patience to push through fertility issues but I know that when the day comes it will not only be the happiest moment of my life, but it will also be my greatest accomplishment. There tends to be a lot of shame when it comes to fertility issues, but really some things are outside of our control and we shouldn’t blame ourselves for those biological issues.
I’m asking for your support, as I will be publishing a story biweekly (on Wednesdays) over at Black & Married With Kids about this road to reproduction. I’m also asking for your prayers & your well wishes, because this is not an easy journey. Please check out the first article “A New Womb Mate:” http://www.blackandmarriedwithkids.com/2013/06/the-road-to-reproduction-a-new-womb-mate/. I’m starting from the very beginning of the story! To me, it is the best thing I can do to honor the little person whose life was so short but so meaningful to me, her father and our family.