Forced choice by Steph Penny

I had been married for two years when I was diagnosed with lupus. I was thirty one years old at the time. My husband and I had decided to enjoy our time together before making any hurried decisions about family. Our deadline was to make a decision by the time I turned thirty-five.

The lupus diagnosis came after about eight years of strange symptoms and misdiagnoses. In that respect, it was a blessing. It finally gave me clarity on all the bizarre, seemingly coincidental medical issues I had experienced.

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The Best Laid Plans by Tanya Trusler

“I grew up firmly believing that I’d be a mom one day. Parenthood had always figured into my plans and life goals, but I thought I was being sensible by getting my degree, starting my career, getting married, travelling, buying a place, and becoming financially secure first. “ Read this honest and moving account by Tanya Trusler on the facts and figures in her journey.

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