The adventure that transforms woman and man into parents – giving life, bearing life, protecting life.

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I have known for over a week now that I am pregnant, ad I have felt a growing tension. Pregnancy is a unique experience. It is little understood by men, and so different for all women that one feels very much alone. I feel so many different things. Often I feel fear of the unknown. I feel ill at ease and uncomfortable with my body changes. I honestly can’t say I feel particularly maternal or overly enthusiastic about the whole thing. But, there are moments; moments when I feel a very quiet joy, a very personal well being for the small creation within me.

Leslie, Ottawa, Ontario

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This is for me the greatest mystery: hundreds of children are born every day, but this will be our child, our unique one. Since I have no prior experience to tell me what any of this means, my excitement is so great it almost hurts.

Mike, Aylmer, Québec

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If life in the womb is truly so very important, women could do a lot to change the destiny of the world.

Leslie, Ottawa, Ontario

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