Susi’s Story

My name is Susi and I’m 25 years old. I have a daughter and son from a previous marriage, and remarried a few months ago. Recently I found out I was pregnant – this was definitely a surprise.The shock didn’t last but the fear did. My past isn’t an easy one and I suffered with postpartum depression with both of my children. Remembering the depths of hopelessness made me afraid of being pregnant again.

How would I cope with a new child if I experienced this again? My marriage was new. We were supposed to be in the honeymoon stage. How would my husband react? We were already struggling to make it financially. With these fears swirling in my mind, I stirred my coffee and told my children it was time to go. We headed out the door. I’m not sure they fully understood where we were going.

As I walked towards the mobile medical unit, my children commented on the beautiful colors. They were enchanted with the design but what really captivated us was the sonogram. Seeing the heartbeat on the screen made all the difference in the world. My kids were ecstatic to hear the heartbeat so clearly. In their mind, they were going to have another sibling and their excitement was contagious. I began to realize that this child wasn’t something to fear but a special blessing.

Knowing I would have the love and support of the Pregnancy Care Center of Rincon made all the difference.

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