Thoughts on Motherhood

This post is dedicated to the mothers who have lost their child before the baby could even have a glimpse of the wonderful world waiting for them.

A Mother's Loss of a Child

 

It was heartbreaking to receive a message from one of our clients last year. She sent the message thru our Client Testimonial section of the website. The message was something unexpected considering what our devoted client experienced last year.

No amount of ‘We’re sorry to hear about that’ could ease the pain in a mother’s heart…..

 

Client Testimonial (January 14, 2015)
UC Baby Client TestimonialLess than a year ago, I went to UC Baby to have an experience that all new mothers are longing for with their first baby; to see ur baby move and kick inside you all in 3D (closest u can get to real life). I had a great experience, and the technician was very nice.

After I left, the ultrasound technician passed my ultrasounds to the Doctor that owns UC Baby because she saw something abnormal. This abnormality was something in the baby’s intestine. The Doctor that own UC Baby then tried to contact my OB/GYN but he was out of town. After trying to get a hold of him a few times, she also tried to call me several times (but I was also out of town).

I was impressed with the effort they did to get a hold of us. They didn’t just call once, but they called several times throughout a span of 1 week because they cared enough to tell me to follow up with my Doctor and to monitor the baby’s intestine.

Unfortunately, my baby didn’t make it. But I still greatly appreciate the efforts that were done by all the workers at UC Baby and for going that extra step. Thank you.

 

Pregnancy is one of life’s blessing. For those of us who choose to experience it, some have it easy, while others have to be a little more careful with their condition. There are those who could not conceive at all. And there are those who could not carry their child to full term.

Others may say, the void of loss is less because they never had the baby long enough. But to a MOTHER, a child is HER child, no matter the length of time spent. A mother will continue to love a child she once had, as much as she loves her other children. There is a certain bond that only a mother would feel. It is a bond with someone who was once a part of her.

 

Written by: Donna Costa, UC Baby Marketing

 

*Note: The client gave permission to post this message, but requested that her name will not be published.

 

 

Children Learn what they Live
Parenthood is a great responsibility, as well as a very fulfilling one. It is through our way of life that we shape a child’s view of himself and his regard for the world around him. By understanding the role we play as parents, it brings us a certain consciousness to become better individuals. We strive to be better because we know that our children look up to us. They best way to teach them is to SHOW them. This is your legacy.

Allow me to share this beautiful poem that every parent should read and know by heart.

CHILDREN LEARN WHAT THEY LIVE
Dorothy Law Nolte

If a child lives with criticism,
he learns to condemn.

If a child lives with hostility,
he learns to fight.

If a child lives with fear,
he learns to be apprehensive.

If a child lives with pity,
he learns to feel sorry for himself.

If a child lives with ridicule,
he learns to be shy.

If a child lives with jealousy,
he learns what envy is.

If a child lives with shame,
he learns to feel guilty.

If a child lives with encouragement,
he learns to be confident.

If a child lives with tolerance,
he learns to be patient.

If a child lives with praise,
he learns to be appreciative.

If a child lives with acceptance,
he learns to love.

If a child lives with approval,
he learns to like himself.

If a child lives with recognition,
he learns that it is good to have a goal.

If a child lives with sharing,
he learns about generosity.

If a child lives with honesty and fairness,
he learns what truth and justice are.

If a child lives with security,
he learns to have faith in himself and in those about him.

If a child lives with friendliness,
he learns that the world is a nice place in which to live.

If you live with serenity,
your child will live with peace of mind.

With what is your child living?

Source: http://www.blinn.edu/socialscience/LDThomas/Feldman/Handouts/0801hand.htm