Bringing Baby Mikhayla into the World
- By: Tamarin Joubert
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/bringing-baby-mikhayla-into-the-world
I am 30 years old, and 6 months pregnant.
I have had a hard life: Being shunned by my family at a young age due to religion, which caused me to make mistakes which I am still paying for; and getting married to a narcissist who abused me emotionally and mentally for 10 years.
I finally mustered up the courage to leave my abusive husband.
I have met a wonderful man whom I believe is my soulmate, and this is our first child together. My partner has also had a rough life, and he currently suffers from PTSD as he was in the fire service for 7 years. We are both struggling to find our feet, and have had to start over with nothing.
I am slowly piecing my life back together. I do not use my past mistakes as an excuse for my current circumstances, because the reality is that this is how one grows and learns.
I was not on a medical aid when I fell pregnant, and unfortunately I need to have a C-section done to reduce complications with the birth. I am looking to raise R30'000 for the medical procedure, and I will donate that amount back to other causes as I am able to over the next 2 years.
I wouldn't ask if I didn't have to. I am feeling hopeless and have no idea how I am going to cover the medical expenses and still buy stuff for our baby that she will need!
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