SISTERLY TALK : Real Stories from Real Women — Labor & Delivery

Rental Womb

c-section cesarian Egg donor Egg Freezing Infertility IVF Labor & Delivery Pregnancy Surrogacy

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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African American and Pregnant

Black Maternal Health Infertility Labor & Delivery Miscarriage Stillbirth

African American and Pregnant

Because every woman has her own journey. I’m pretty sure it was the hottest day of the year. I woke up at 7:00am, had my usual half-caf chai, and started scrolling through the pages of Essence Magazine with the iconic Naomi Campbell on the cover. Due to give birth in just under 15 weeks, I was taking it easy. I regularly practiced prenatal yoga, was sure to eat tons of fresh produce, and kept myself busy with new ideas for the baby nursery. I was an operations manager at a luxury spa in the area, but our facility was closed...

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