In part one, Jodi-Anne shared her difficult decision to carry her pregnancy, despite the abandonment of her family. Months later she gave birth to beautiful baby Athena and plunged into deep depression. Here is her journey out of it and into her present joy.
Alone, pregnant, with not a soul in the world to care for her. That’s how Jodi-Anne felt. Here are her early struggles as she made an incredibly difficult pregnancy decision. Be sure to follow her continuing story next week.
Dawn became pregnant while she was in the midst of a “deep hole” – an emotionally dark time in her life. The new burden of pregnancy felt like a disaster. Yet as she walked through those months of pregnancy, she found new strength.
Diane Zimmerman first shared this, her life’s story, as a speech at a women’s Stonecroft luncheon on Manitoulin Island in January 2015. This is my story. How do I tell my life story in a short post? I’ll start at the beginning… My mom and dad immigrated to Canada from a small village in Italy. […]
A year and a half ago, Selah* boarded a packed bus in the dead of winter, eager to get home from York University. At the next stop, a woman with a stroller waited to board. There was no room for her though, and she urged the bus to continue. The driver just sat there, thinking, […]
Kate-Lynn is a friend of the PCC – she’s offered to share parts of her journey with us. This scene reveals the almost crippling pressure from the father of her child to terminate her pregnancy. Here’s how she gained the strength to make her own decision. To hear how she discovered she was pregnant, see […]
I had just finished school and started a new job when I found out I was pregnant. This was not something I had planned for at all, and wasn’t exactly “good news.” Coming home from the doctor on a Toronto subway, I was very concerned about what my next step would be. I saw the […]
How do you prepare for bringing a whole new person into the world? Anna shares about early pregnancy struggles, labour & delivery, and how Baby Apollo has changed her life forever.
Anna reflects back to those first days when the news of her pregnancy came as a complete shock to her and her boyfriend.
Being a mom is no easy task, regardless of your circumstances, but certainly the endeavor is a much more challenging one when you have little or no support from family and are on your own.