5 women share their experiences of a difficult pregnancy
No one of sane mind would claim that pregnancy is easy.
For some women, however, the experience goes far beyond the usual symptoms of morning sickness and back pain.
With conception comes unforeseen conditions and illnesses that range from disruptive and terrifying to life threatening.
What should be a celebratory occasion descends into a miasma of physical symptoms, anxiety and fear, and there is no guarantee that these will subside when the baby is born.
We live in a society that lauds fertility and all-too-often depicts pregnancy as a beatific state in which mothers-to-be nest in pastel... read more
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