Category: Pregnancy

Miscarriage & Loss

Unplanned Pregnancy & Loss: A Story of Miscarriage & Peace

An Unplanned Pregnancy My husband and I were not trying to get pregnant. For reasons specific to my personal health, I stopped taking the hormonal birth control that I previously used, and one thing led to another. We had plans to pay off all our student debt before starting a family. However, after the initial

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the greatest gift - unplanned pregnancy

The Greatest Gift: A Pregnancy that Changed the World

I don’t want to brag or anything, but I’ve played the role of Mary at least 637 times in a variety of Christmas productions. I guess I’ve just always been gifted with the ability to sit in silence and gaze at a swaddled baby doll while “Mary Did You Know?” is belted out by a

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Not Thankful Unplanned Pregnancy

When You’re Not Thankful

I have several friends who are expecting babies right now. They’re excited about their growing baby bumps, the week-by-week “watch my belly get bigger” pictures, and cute maternity clothes. As they gather with their families for Thanksgiving this week, they’ll be sharing how thankful they are for the new life growing within them and for

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The Fear of an Unplanned Pregnancy

The Fear of Unplanned Pregnancy

Kaitlyn’s Story I spent all of high school and a portion of my college experience being sexually active. At the age of 16, I had my first pregnancy scare. In that moment, any beliefs I may have held about abortion flew out the window. The fear, shame, and desperation that washed over me made me

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you know you are pregnant when

You Know You’re Pregnant When…

There is something about the sight of a pregnant woman that renders people senseless. It’s an oh-look-a-big-round-belly-let-me-shut-off-my-mental-filter-and-start-saying-things-I’d-never-say-around-a-non-pregnant-person kind of senseless. When we see someone who is obviously expecting, it’s like we can’t help ourselves—we have to speak up. And who could blame us? The miracle of how a new life is formed, grown, and introduced

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