A HARD TRUTH

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cur­rently 26 weeks preg­nant with my sec­ond child. I started to feel flu-ish on Fri­day and by Sun­day I was ad­mit­ted to the emer­gency room as I wasn’t able to breathe. While there I was rushed into another room as two very se­ri­ous ac­ci­dents came in. My heart aches for the fam­ily that came in with their three-yearold old son was found up­side down in the pool. So here I sit 26 weeks preg­nant, ad­mit­ted with pneu­mo­nia and sob­bing my heart out over this poor child. Then another mommy-to-be gets ad­mit­ted and is 30 weeks preg­nant. She was in early labour and now her baby is fight­ing for his life. Ev­ery­one keeps telling me to slow down be­cause I’m mak­ing my­self sick. With all I have wit­nessed the last three days in hos­pi­tal it has made me re­alise that we rush through life, too busy to look af­ter our kids, too busy to play with them or to give them love and at­ten­tion. I have de­cided to slow down and breathe. One small thing can change your whole life for the bet­ter. We need to en­joy our kids more and love them more. JEANNE-MARI

I am

A LONG HARD ROAD

I am a 27-year old mom to a beau­ti­ful, bub­bly 10-mon­thold baby girl. She re­ally is the light of my life. I’ve had two mis­car­riages – the first one at 23 weeks and the sec­ond at 10 weeks. With my first loss the doc­tor sim­ply told me when I was di­lat­ing and on the verge of giv­ing pre-term birth that the baby is not big enough to sur­vive the real world. With the sec­ond baby I bled and just lost the baby. The doc­tor told me these things hap­pen and I need to be strong. Then about two years ago some­one told me about a fer­til­ity spe­cial­ist and my hus­band and I de­cided to give him a chance. In my first con­sul­ta­tion with him I could al­ready see hope and when I told him about my mis­for­tunes he was so mad that my first doc­tor didn’t try any­thing to save my son. At long last we con­ceived and car­ried to term and my gy­nae­col­o­gist did ev­ery­thing he could to en­sure that this time we will be vic­to­ri­ous. I thank him so much for his ef­forts. JOWY

FOR­EVER GRATE­FUL

I buy ev­ery is­sue of your mag­a­zine, even though all my chil­dren are over the age of one. I still get so much in­spi­ra­tion as well as in­for­ma­tion from read­ing your mag­a­zine. I have three

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