I love being contacted by women that want to share their stories dealing with premature birth. When I received an email from Courtney, a reader and also a writer, I was very interested in hearing her story. Not only did she experience a premature birth once, but she’s had three preemies.
Three preemies, three NICU stays, and three times the worry.
After experiencing the premature birth with my twins, I wasn’t sure that I would want to go through another pregnancy. It was one of the hardest times in my life, and I don’t know if I could handle another complicated pregnancy or NICU stay.
Today’s story really gives me hope, and shows me how strong we women can really be. You do what needs to be done because your children are counting on you.
I’m so happy to introduce you to Courtney and her three beautiful children.
My First Child
My Second Child
My Third Child
The NICU and beyond
At age 8, she is now developing diabetes and was recently diagnosed with autism/selective mutism. I feel like her problems are related to her prematurity.
What I’ve learned
Courtney is a content creator living in the heart of Arkansas. She blogs about her faith, homeschooling, and raising special needs children as a single mother. When she is not blogging, you can find her advocating for people with disabilities, enjoying true crime documentaries, and trying to find downtime. You can find Courtney on her blog http://adukeschulist.com or social media @AdukeSchulist.
Thank you so much to Courtney for sharing her story and her three preemies. They all are amazing!
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