Should motherhood define you as a person? SURE. But it’s not all of you. Is it most likely the largest defining thing that’s happened in your life? ABSOUTELY! So, if someone asked you the question, “Tell me about yourself,” how would you answer?
If you’re either a pregnant woman or already a mom, you know walking can be quite challenging once you’re far along. It can also be hard to stand for long periods of time and it can even be painful.
Becoming a mom is an overwhelming life event that has many, many rewards but many moms feel like they lose a piece of their former themselves in the process. You are not alone. Losing oneself in motherhood can be scary. It can feel like you will never see the old you again. We have spokent to many mimijumi moms and here are a few tips for staying connected to your former self while embracing your new role as mother.
Many women in their 20s and 30s have children come into their lives through childbirth or adoption (like me!). It’s a time when we have more energy to keep up with little ones, and for most women, our bodies are more biologically inclined to bear children. Thankfully, this is a time in life when risk for developing breast cancer is low; Susan G. Komen reports that fewer than five percent of women in the U.S. under the age of 40 are diagnosed with breast cancer.
But for those five percent, the joy of pregnancy and childbirth can be quickly overshadowed with a breast cancer diagnosis. Today, we share two powerful, rare stories of women who’ve walked through breast cancer while pregnant and the different ways they’ve triumphed over the disease to give baby their best!