This story of miscarriages and one stillbirth contains a trigger warning for pregnancy loss, stillbirth, and assault. My name is April-Marie and I live with a condition that most people do not know exists. Or some have a lack of proper education about it. Most people don’t understand my frustrations when I tell them I …
It was time to let go of the natural birth idea and let science listen to the message Mother Nature was sending. It was time to have a plus size emergency c-section.
After years of not conceiving I thought it wasn’t possible. I was shocked to see that perfect little plus sign. I immediately worried, would I have a healthy plus size pregnancy and baby? Would l look pregnant or just fat? I had so many plus size pregnancy fears!
I envisioned myself in a long flowing dress accenting a round baby bump. However, these are my adoption maternity photos, and I couldn’t be happier!
I thought my body was a failure because we had a different journey than others. But then I look at my daughter and think to myself “my goodness, my body was perfect for her”.
I always wanted to be a mommy and all I had were the heartbreaking search results that told me it would be a gift I might never receive.
When Michelle posted her, I didn’t know I was pregnant story, on the Plus Size Mommy Memoirs Facebook page I immediately wanted to know more.
I am sharing my story because I found great comfort in reading the memoirs of other mommies who had delivered naturally, especially women considered plus-size.