In Acceptance, All, Mental Health, Stories by Aware

What truly allows a woman to be accepted in today’s society? The answer is her ability to have a family. In some cultures a woman who cannot have children is seen as useless; the ultimate failure. I felt all of these things when I was told that there was a possibility children may not be a part of my future at least not without medication and even then the risk of miscarriage still being higher for me than most women. I remember how scared and alone I felt when I left the doctors and how I cried in my car for an hour trying to understand why this was happening. It’s been ten months of struggling everyday with the knowledge that I will have to fight against my own body to be a mother, the one thing I’ve always wanted to be. It’s near impossible to accept yourself when it’s your own body stopping you from having what you’ve always wanted.


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