Surviving the Most Difficult Moment of My Pregnancy with No Blogging Friends

by Susan

ultrasoundMy most difficult moment of pregnancy hit in the second trimester of my first pregnancy.

I had struggled through over three years of infertility’s monthly torture of hope and disappointment and, finally, miraculously became pregnant.

My doctor warned me that early miscarriages were common and I knew she wanted me to remain cautiously optimistic.

But I wasn’t to be included in miscarriage’s statistic. A different set of numbers was waiting to hurt me.

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Susan Carraretto and her identical twin, Janice Croze, created 5 Minutes for Mom in 2006. Susan loves all social media, but her top addiction these days is Pinterest. She recently published a children's book titled "The Pest Detectives" which you can download now in digital format for free.

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1 Pregnancy Formula September 19, 2011 at 8:19 am

Susan, you are saying that you are not a strong women, but look at yourself in mirror! Do you see weak women standing in front of you?
I can understand how happy you are knowing blogging world now. The same for me. I know always where to run for advice. Sometime it feels like we know everything we need to become the best parents, but life is taking us into situations we are not prepared. But it makes us stronger!
Thanks for post!


2 Kathi Lake September 19, 2011 at 2:27 pm

Oh Susan,

I usually have a “no crying at work” policy (yeah, right), but your story made me break that rule. I had no idea that you went through this. But you didn’t go through it alone. You had your wonderful sister. You had a mom and a husband, and friends and family and God. Although I do understand how precious our online interactions are – heck, I’ve never met you or Janice, but I’ve laughed and cried along with you both through your stories, just like we were friends – we never are really alone.

We were also on that treadmill of Clomid and hope and dissapointment and trying once (or twice) again. We now have our beloved Kate, and every effort, every bit of embarrassment, every crushed dream was sooo worth it!


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