My abuse happened to me twice in my childhood, when I was nine and when I was 18 years old. Over the years I learned how to deal with it, and it would come and go all the memories. It was not until after my daughter that I learned that I can’t let what happened to me control me anymore. My fiancé knew all about it and it feels so good to have someone who loves and supports me through the highs and lows.

After my daughter was born, I reached out to my OBGYN about my abuse and she helped me. After that appointment I found ways to cope with all the stress and anxiety it caused me. When I met my fiancé he helped me so much to overcome a lot of the problems I had. He promised me no one would ever hurt me again like that. I wanted a baby so bad for years and when we found out we were going to have a baby it made everything in my life way better.

-Kathryn, Survivor

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