As a domestic violence advocate and blogger I wanted to share a little piece of my story. Before I even married the person who abused me throughout my pregnancy I had 2 red flags. The very first argument we had was when he broke my flat iron. He was so angry he threw it across the room and it broke. I was so devastated because I knew that was wrong of him. How dare he break something I spent my hard earned money. He immediately apologized and told me he would buy me a new one. Welp that never happened. But that was my very first red flag and I refused to see it as a red flag at the time.
The first time a mother listens to her child’s heartbeat becomes one of the first times she bonds with her unborn child. The Doppler pictured above is a tool that can be purchased online to check an unborn babies heartbeat. As an excited first time mother I bought this not knowing I would rely on it so much. It came to a point where using the Doppler wasn’t just to hear my sons heartbeat but to make sure he was alive. YES! Alive!