"I just remember I had no feelings. I was completely numb. I had no feelings. No connection, no bond to my baby. Nothing. It was like she wasn’t mine. It was just a baby. I knew she was mine, that she came out of me, but I didn’t feel it. I didn’t have that connection. I’ve never experienced anything like it in my life. Every time she would cry, it would tear me up. I would burst into tears. I was certain that everything was wrong, the way she got here was wrong. The mother that I was being was wrong. And for the first year, maybe even a year and a half, I went through life pretty much convinced she would be better off without me or with somebody else. And I still try to overcome that. Nobody is taking her away from me."
- Jessica, Harrisburg PA