This is not a story I share with many people because I am still coping with a lot of it. I still have a lot of bitterness and emotion that comes when I think about it, but I realize that, if I want to reach as many people as possible and help as many as I can, I have to share the hard stuff. I have to share what brought me to this point in my life.
6 years ago, I was pregnant, overweight, and struggling. At 36 weeks pregnant, I had my normal check-up and it was discovered that my platelets had dropped very low and my entire birth plan was changed. Going into this, I had fully intended to have an epidural and be “good-to-go.” This appointment made that not possible