SISTERLY TALK : Real Stories from Real Women — c-section

Rental Womb

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Rental Womb

Because every woman has her own journey. At 17 years old, I was reading the local newspaper and an advertisement about surrogacy instantly seized my attention. It was one money-maker I had never thought of before. The year prior, my dad passed away. I left school to help my mother and two older sisters run our family farm through challenging financial times. We always had food to eat, and a roof over our heads, but luxuries like a new pair of shoes, or coat were reserved for extraordinarily special occasions. With my sister’s full-time job, and our family contributions on...

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Highly Unexpected

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Highly Unexpected

Because every woman has her own journey. My partner and I have been together for 10 years when we decided to take our relationship to the next level. Marriage had never been top priority for us; we didn’t need a government-issued certificate to solidify our love for each other. Our next level: babies! Our wish was to have two little ones to complete our family.             Autumn came around, and I was promoted to Director, Global Editorial & Copy at the fashion house I worked for. This was just what I needed to further secure our finances as we embarked...

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Totally Normal - I think?

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Totally Normal - I think?

Because every woman has her own journey. For some odd and very random reason, I always thought I would be a completely unhappy pregnant woman. I thought my feet would be swollen, my back would hurt, I’d be vomiting daily, and my mood swings would run wild. Surprisingly, my pregnancy was straight out of a fairytale. Blood pressures were always fine, urine samples perfect, very mild nausea, and I attended all my classes at the Prenatal Yoga Center in my Upper West Side neighborhood of NYC. Towards the end, all was dandy until I went past my due date, and...

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