Tag Archives: desiring a family

Living with an abortion

In my dream, I am at a health clinic which is set up in a gymnasium. I am an apprenctice nurse under the supervision of a matron-like senior nurse. A young, very fragile woman is rolled in on a cot. … Continue reading

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To Give Life…

If the experiences of pregnancy and childbirth are a turning point in a woman’s life, they are not a solution to our life, nor a goal. It is more of a calling that we are given to explore. It is … Continue reading

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Agonizing choices

I’m proud of this big belly. It’s like a statement: “See, I can do it, I’m a woman.” But when I’m with a friend of mine who can’t conceive, I’d like to tuck it away somewhere. Her pain, sadness and … Continue reading

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The Desire to Have Children

My desire to have children was inspired by the women of my childhood. Their memory stays with me and beckons me again:  I picture them fussing over the children, always doing their best. Enthusiasm permeated every gesture. Something fulfilled them. … Continue reading

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The choice to have (or not to have) children

Once upon a time, there was a young girl from the slums of Montreal who had only one dream – to have babies. Even children are aware of their status and situation. Children of lower status have little self confidence … Continue reading

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