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Have you heard of Angela Shelton?

Posted by on Sep. 23, 2013 at 9:27 AM
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I first learned of Angela Shelton back in 2004/2005 when there was a tv "special" entitled "Searching for Angela Shelton." She was on a search for finding herself, and finding others who bore the same name she had. Angela was a victim of child abuse. In her search, she confronted her father and was hoping that he would admit to his wrong doings and seek forgivness- only to be met with denial.

Recently on Facebook, I noticed that she had linked her blog to her page. She is in her 40's and is trying to get pregnant. While reading through the blog, I discovered that in 2011, she lost twins- how, I don't know (but thus makes my bond with her life- a lil stronger). She's been to specialists for IUI's and had gone to a specialist near where I live for IVF. At the time of that visit, when they were doing an initial sono to see how things looked, they saw 4 follicals on her right ovary (which was good if they wanted to try and do anything then- but they couldn't because she came it at the wrong time for "collecting") and to their surprise, 4 more follicals on the left ovary. Angela had stopped taking Clomid 2 months ago, and the tech asked if she were on it. Basically, Angela was advised to "stand on her head."

So some minor fast forward, she felt sick, and it was early. They were thinking of giving up and just buy some kids (goats) and live their life. Angela tested, and anticipated a BFN because that was all she ever saw- but she had gotten a BFP!

Things for her right now are very early, and I've become a cheerleader for those who are trying for their angel babies. I hope for her that things go well and that she doesn't mc. I know of someone who had been abused as a child and almost lost their first child due to an incompotent cervix (her son was born premie- but he made it).

I don't know if being abused would cause pregnancy loss issues, and I'm not going to look for any research on this, because a normal woman who has never been abused could have an incompotent cervix.

If anyone is interested in her blog, (she does have a sense of humor) here is her link http://writemommy.com/

by on Sep. 23, 2013 at 9:27 AM
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blessedmommie07
by Desiree on Sep. 23, 2013 at 9:38 AM

Never heard of her.  I myself and quite a few others I know were abused and never miscarried or had an incompotent cervix.  It could play a factor but probably not too much especially for most people.

chicaespana2003
by Steph on Sep. 23, 2013 at 9:52 AM

True. I just don't want to say something when I don't know if it is true for all. Which we know most things are not the same for all women.


Quoting blessedmommie07:

Never heard of her.  I myself and quite a few others I know were abused and never miscarried or had an incompotent cervix.  It could play a factor but probably not too much especially for most people.



Cal2006
by Bronze Member on Sep. 23, 2013 at 12:02 PM

 I am not normal by any means. :)

....But I was not abused as a child and I have an incompetent cervix.

mommyofnoah208
by on Sep. 30, 2013 at 3:07 PM
I have not
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