How Many Children Do You Have Living?

While pregnant, one of my hands is always glued to my belly, even before there is really a visible belly to speak of. It feels as though I can somehow keep the babies there with my hand. Keep them in place and prevent them from slipping away from me. I did this even after the miscarriages when I was no longer pregnant. It would surprise and pain me to find my hand resting on my navel. But it also gave me a weird sense of comfort. As though I was connecting more directly to where they existed. Did they exist? For months, I felt a genuine, physical hole in my belly. It ached. I imagined I could almost reach inside. Climb inside and feel around, touching the crater that now inhabited that space

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Maria Paredes, PhD, LPCS, CEDS-S

Three Birds

Counseling and Clinical Supervision, PLLC

Tel: 336-430-6694


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