May 18, 2016

I had a plan. To have a natural birth in water. No surgery. No medication. And I even heard the word preeclampsia, albeit in passing, as a reason I would not be able to birth in water if this life-threatening condition arose. I felt informed and then moved through an effortless and healthy pregnancy. Until the 37-week mark.

I felt healthy and ready to deliver any day. However, I didn't...

May 11, 2016

 

On October 28th I found out that I was pregnant with my daughter. It was not a joyous discovery because it was followed by rejection from the baby's father, along with verbal and emotional abuse. I wrestled with major depression during my pregnancy while battling with whether I should keep my daughter or not because I feared raising my daughter by myself. But I was grateful to be surr...

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