A short life with a long legacy

The length of one’s life does not determine its value. Reuben Edric Dadson lived just 55 minutes outside the womb, and his parents, Luke and Kristy Dadson, treasured every one of them. Kristy reflects on a very special life. “Reuben Edric Dadson decided to...

Overcoming grief of four abortions

“My childhood dream was to get married and have children. So simple, and yet, as it turned out, all too unattainable. At the age of 18 I found myself in a relationship with a man 14 years older than me and pregnant. We had been together a year and I felt certain...

A mother’s musings on change

There seems not a more fitting time than now to reflect upon the last (almost) 12 months, with the first birthdate of my baby upcoming. The concept of the word in question (motherhood) is like an elusive mirage, at least in the lead up to it actually happening anyway....

Miss X: coerced into abortion

When I first found out I was pregnant, I didn’t believe in abortion. I said to myself I was going to do this alone. I was going to keep the baby. I went and got all the medical checks done and found out I was having a boy. His name was Noah. I was just excited to be...

Baby misdiagnosed in utero

We tried to conceive for about three years. We had miscarriages and we tried IVF. Nothing worked. Then I met this great acupuncturist and we fell pregnant within three months. I wanted to see an obstetrician early because I thought, I’m older, I’m 45, I want to go to...

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Jasmine's Story

Jasmine wasn’t happy when she found out she was pregnant, again. Sickness and money worries dominated. Follow her journey.

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