Jul 092019
A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle. #YouCanDoIt
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I am posting this story as a part of the #YouCanDoIt Contest.

I dealt with infertility for 7 years before I could get pregnant with Atarah. This was the most difficult phase of my life. I was putting on a lot of weight and I will not blame my PCOD or Thyroid but I had bad food habits, ate lot of junk and never worked out. When the doctors pointed out my weight being hindrance to get pregnant I got offended but did not try to change. I was also negative in life, felt jealous if someone got pregnant (ooops… yes that’s fact, I don’t want to lie), even genuine advice would hurt me, so I was a total mess .

In 2015 my brother in-law’s family (husband’s cousin bro) visited Mumbai for their son’s speech therapy. He could not talk or hear. He had got his Cochlear hearing aid implanted and started speech therapy in Mumbai. My co sister is one positive person – I have never seen anyone like her in my entire life. She can never get de-motivated. The way she handled her son’s issue was remarkable. We spent a lot of time together as I accompanied them to the therapy. I was influenced physically, mentally and spiritually by her. I changed… I changed for good.

I joined a gym and worked out sincerely. I lost weight and my Pcod left with out any trace, I ate right, I looked at things positively, I become more spiritual and believed that I will become a joyful mother of my children.

I got pregnant as I believed. Though my pregnancy was a high risk pregnancy I stayed confident and it’s again because of her. When you agree with others and pray for them it will happen.. Women can never be our enemy. Meanwhile her son started speaking with their efforts.

Keep your egos and jealousy aside and help. Uplifting each other is important.

I go out of my way and help others because I was once helped.

The other Rebecca!

And there is something surprising. Her name is Rebecca as well. Yes we both share same name.

I want to dedicate this #YouCanDoIt to all the uplifting women out there! I want to dedicate this to my co-sister, without her, Atarah would not have been possible!

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