Out Of Reach: The Risk of Parenting
Bonnie Priebel Blaylock
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Wonderful piece, and so full of truth.

For me, the Fear seized my heart the second I saw the “positive” sign on the pregnancy test. I immediately started Googling miscarriage stats. (Seriously, that was one of the very first things I did after I found out I was pregnant!).

But that was also the moment when I realized I had reached a fork in the road; I knew I had to make a decision – was I going to parent from that place of fear…or find try to some of my courage deep down and learn to accept the risks?

I am still learning, but I do not want to raise my daughter under the cloud of anxiety and fear. She deserves better than that, obviously.

So every day I take a deep breath and hope for the best.

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