Cecilia

Cecilia Sanchez is a single mom who was on her own the day her infant son’s umbilical cord fell off. That’s an event that routinely…

Kyla and Nurse Kelly

Deep down inside I felt like something wasn’t normal. And it turns out it wasn’t. Kelly Plunkett speaks with her Nurse-Family Partnership nurse Kyla Pfannenstiel…

Natausha

When she first found out she was pregnant, Natausha Smith, BSN, RN, was preparing to finish her nursing degree—not become a mother.   Read Natausha’s…

Ja’el

Oyuny

From battling addiction to trying to be the best mom, I’m really proud I didn’t give up. Oyuny Bahena speaks with nurse Regina Vittore about…

Karen refugees

Tin Tin Aye sits on the floor in her Iowa apartment, laughing and stacking building blocks with her son who’s almost two. Her bright smile…

Mariah and Nurse Vicki

Sitting on the floor of her Duncanville, Texas, home, 20-year-old Mariah Gaines gently rolls a ball to her 8-month-old son Ezekiel. When he catches it,…

Deona

Lauren

I can stand up, set those boundaries and make the decisions that are best for not just me, but for my daughter. Lauren Biser speaks…

Karla

   

Sam

Alone and pregnant after a broken engagement, Sam, 24, worried about caring for a baby. “Oh boy,” she thought. “What did I get myself into?…

Rosa

On March 15, Rosa Valentin – a 16-year old mom from Lancaster, Pennsylvania – testified before the U.S. House Ways and Means Subcommittee on her…

Jessika

It was hard enough for Jessika to learn that she was pregnant at age 20. What made it even harder: Few others seemed to have…

Jennifer

The young mother locks eyes with her little boy and says, “I love you.” “How much?” answers Jayden, a pro at this game. “I love…

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