Jasmine Simmons and her husband, Nick, struggled with infertility. They became pregnant through IVF but unfortunately suffered a miscarriage. Jasmine began sharing her story on Instagram because she didn’t see herself in the infertility community. There are so many misconceptions and stereotypes about Black and Hispanic women and their fertility. Representation matters, and we’re so grateful that Jasmine shared her pregnancy after infertility and loss with the PALS community.
Follow along with Jasmine’s journey, and meet her precious rainbow baby, Jowen.
Week 12: Choosing to Hold on to Faith and Hope
Week 13: Announcing our Pregnancy After Loss
Week 14: Surprising Emotions in Pregnancy After Loss
Week 15: The Anxiety of a High Risk Pregnancy
Week 16: The Importance of Supportive Care during Pregnancy After Loss
Week 17: Facing Fears Head On
Week 18: Faith over Fear
Week 19: Embracing the Pregnancy Glow
Week 20: Starting the Nursery
Week 21: Healing is Infinite
Week 22: “Completely Normal”
Week 23: Speaking with Confidence in this Pregnancy
Week 24: Seeking Reassurance as We Reach Viability
Week 25: Marking National Infertility Awareness Week while Pregnant after Loss
Week 26: Babymoon
Week 27: The Triggers of Mother’s Day
Week 28: Reaching the Third Trimester
Week 29: Challenges of Pregnancy
Week 30: Time
Week 31: Feeling Loved and Celebrated at My Baby Shower
Week 32: Maternity Photos, Childbirth Classes, and More!
Week 33: Celebrating Fathers
Week 34: Preparing for Maternity Leave
Week 35: Hello, July!
Week 36: Reality Sets In
And…Welcome to the world, Jowen Akeno!
Jowen’s Birth Story
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