SISTERLY TALK : Real Stories from Real Women — Miscarriage

African American and Pregnant

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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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Her Pregnancy, My Baby

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Her Pregnancy, My Baby

Because every woman has her own journey. January 2016 in Dover, Vermont. Snow is falling, it’s 17 degrees out, and my husband has two layers of pajamas underneath a thick wool blanket to keep warm.  Somehow, I’m drenched in my own sweat, chugging my bedside iced water, and my fresh blow-out has completely frizzed up in a matter of hours. Heads up-- I’ve had anxiety my entire life: anxiety about everything. School, money, family, friendships, and work. Yet this anxiety is borderline unbearable. Rewind to my earlier years. I’m originally from Bellows Falls. My parents struggled with alcoholism, my younger...

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