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My mother was a force to be reckoned with. She was tough and energetic, and the perfectionist in her meant there was only one right way of doing something: her way. While I always felt safe with her when I was young, I longed for a mother who had...
mother-who-has-lost-her-son
I fell pregnant when I was 22 years old and the father of my baby was unemployed. I was terrified of telling my parents about my pregnancy. My mom suspected, but I denied it and only told her about my pregnancy when I was six months along. When my...
baby-on-mothers-back-sleeping
Zingce sana lwam – take pride in who you are! “I am a mother now,” I said to myself. When the nurse at the hospital told me it was a girl, I repeated after her with an astonished look, “It’s a girl?” Then I started crying uncontrollably. She gave my...
in-loving-memory
The morning of 13 April 2017, I believe God had already begun to prepare me for what was to come, little did I know. My daughter Anri and I were lying on the bed for her morning nap. Suddenly, out of the corner of my eye, I saw my...
grieving-mom-stillborn-baby
If you are ever in a position to support a friend or sister through the process of birthing and grieving a stillborn child, this is what to expect when the unexpected happens. It was cold in the doctor’s consulting room. Carrie* was lying on her back, waiting to hear their...
dying-flowers-loss
At the age of 27, Michelle Sookool was excited to become a first-time mum. After trying to conceive for two years, Michelle and her husband, Andre Jerome Sookool, were delighted to discover that she was two weeks pregnant. Sadly, she lost the pregnancy a week later. Michelle shares her...
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