At 18 years old I had cervical cancer; luckily it was caught quite early on, but I was still under the impression that it would be hard, if not impossible for me to have a child.

Fast forward 9 years….I was living my life, seeing someone who was never going to be around for the long run, and on the pill to regulate my periods……so imagine my surprise when I found out I was 6 weeks pregnant!! The father had me on an emotional rollercoaster our whole relationship, which didn’t subside with the news of my pregnancy, and I hadn’t heard my childs’ heartbeat because it was still too early.

I made the decision to keep the child, knowing it would be hard, but this was my miracle baby. I travelled to my doctor every 2 days to have a blood test to make certain that there was a child growing in me (the blood tests showed the rising hormone levels).

My Christmas present that year was to hear my childs’ heartbeat for the first time, and her smile is a gift I receive each and every day.

Yes it’s the hardest job in the world being a single mum (working & studying part time), but i wouldn’t change it for the world. I love my daughter with every inch of me and I am sure to tell her every day (if not several times a day) just how much I love her and how much she means to me <3

Posted by dilemmalina, 25th September 2013

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  • Such a beautiful story. Good on you!


  • Well done on your miracle baby. I would have done the same.


  • Congratulations! Some things are just meant to be aren’t they? You’re doing a great job.


  • theres nothing better than hearing your childs heart beat


  • They really are the most amazing things in the world.


  • A lovely story, being a single mum is hard but I believe it’s also on of the most rewarding jobs in the world


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